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Upcoming events

    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Giddings Public Library, 276 N. Orange

    Blood Drive
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    from 11:30am to 6:00pm
    at the Giddings Public Library, 276 N. Orange

    Join us for a blood drive honoring  Isahbelle DePaz, 3rd grade GES student battling leukemia.

    Giddings Community Blood Drive
    Giddings New Horizons Lions

    online sign up : www.weareblood.org
    Group code: A103

    Contact Debbie Malinak 979-542-7960 or
    Craig 512-206-1316 to schedule an appointment

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 29 Apr 2017
    • Concord Church, 124 West Bellville, Giddings

    Annual Women's Conference
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    at 7:00pm at the
    Concord Church, 124 West Bellville, Giddings

    We would like to invite you to the Annual Women's Conference held at the Concord Church in Giddings.

    Friday the conference opens with a musical at 7pm.

    Saturday, April 29th the conference starts with breakfast and registration beginning at 8:30am.

    Hear inspiring and motivational speakers, receive conference bags and informational packets.

    Please contact the church for more details 979-542-2052

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • container located at corner of W. Houston and N. Waco Streets

    City of Giddings Spring Clean Up
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    from 8:00am-3:00pm

    Take items to container located at corner of
    W. Houston and N. Waco Streets
    (city warehouse)

    Attendant will direct you to unloading area.

    *HAZARDOUS material NOT accepted
    City utility bill stub and driver license accepted as proof of residency

    For more information contact City Hall 540-2710

    YES to:
    household trash - furniture - large items like bicycles, scrap metal - scrap lumber - appliances (certified free of freon or CFCs) - tree limbs and brush - mattresses - plumbing fixtures

    NO to:
    paint cans containing paint - aerosol cans with contents - cans or bags of pesticides or herbicides - appliances containing freon or CFCs - dirt or concrete - oil filters, motor oil, batteries, tires - asbestos items (shingles, siding, insulation, etc)- liquids or solvents - drums

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall, Hwy 77 south

    Benefit for Michael Kieschnick
    BBQ Pork & Sausage

    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    at American Legion Hall, Hwy 77 south

    Michael is currently battling lung cancer and all proceeds will go for medical expenses.

    BBQ pork and sausage with all the trimmings.
    Serving begins at 5pm and goes until gone
    dine in or to go plates $10.00

    Live and Silent auction - begins at 6pm

    Contact Fritz Kieschnick at 979-716-8616
    Mary Kieschnick at 979-540-8312

    • 04 May 2017
    • 07 May 2017
    • Lexington Downtown, Lexington TX
    Annual Lexington Homecoming & Parade
    May 4 - May 7, 2017

    • Classic Car & Truck Show
      Contact Mr. McHenry 512-586-0512

    • Children's Inflatables & Rides

    • Antique Tractor Show

    • Horseshoe & Washer Tournament

    • CPRA Rodeo

    • Various Food Vendors

    • Class Reunions

    2017 Parade Theme:  "Back in the Day"

    The parade will begin at 10:30 am on May 6. Parade registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the corner of Burns Street & 1st Street near Eagle Stadium. Parade registration forms must be turned in, and at that time your number in line will be assigned. Plaques and ribbons will be awarded in several categories as shown on the entry form. If you would like to be eligible for these awards, please have your parade entry in your assigned position by 9:15 a.m. to be judged.


    Vendors selling various types of food and beverages will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Foods to be unique to each booth. See application form for Booth Fee information.

    Lexington Chamber of Commerce has pledged to limit sale of food items to local non-profit organizations. However, those who attend Homecoming need to have foods available Friday Night, Saturday Noon and Saturday Night.

    The Chamber will be selling sausage wraps, hot dogs and soft Drinks. Other non-profit organizations are urged to consider selling other food items on Friday Night.

    Of course, the main demand for foods is at noon time on Saturday when the parade is over and the town square is full to overflowing. Because there is a Dance on Saturday night and if the weather permits, many folks return to the square and there is need for food to be available on Saturday Night also. The Chamber will again sell hot dogs and soft Drinks on Saturday Night. Other non-profit organizations are urged to consider selling food items on Saturday Night.

    Due to the agreement with the soft drink vendor, the Chamber will have exclusive rights to sell commercial soft drinks; other entities may sell non-commercial drinks (such as tea, water, lemonade, etc.)


    Game activity booths will be located on the Town Square. The games add entertainment for the young folks who attend Homecoming and serves as a means to earn dollars for school, church non-profits.


    Each 10x10 space around the town square will be assigned on a first come - first paid basis. Former participants may request previously occupied locations but are not guaranteed those locations. The Chamber reserves the right to bar any craft item deemed offensive or in poor taste.

    5K Run/Walk for Rotary

    Race Coordinator:
    Kim Dowdy

    This is our 13th Annual Run for Rotary 5K presented by the Rotary Club of Lexington. It is being held in conjunction with Lexington’s 51st Annual Homecoming. The proceeds from this run will benefit local charities.


    7:30 Registration - 8:00 Race Begins

    $25 Single entry (before 4/18/16)
    $35 Joint adult/child entry (before 4/18/16)
    $30 Single entry (Day of race)
    $40 Joint adult/child entry (Day of race)
    $15 Each additional T-shirt

    Race starts at Faith Temple Church, intersection of FM 696 and FM 112 View Map of Race Start(external link)


    Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall and the top 3 male and female runners in the following age groups: 10 & Under, 11-15, 16-21, 22-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-60, over 60. All proceeds will go to community service projects.



    Performing Friday, May 5th
    8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    Texas Unlimited Band


    Performing Saturday, May 6th
    9:00 PM to 1:00 AM

    Kenny Orts & No Chance

    • 04 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lincoln Community Center, Lincoln

    The Aspects of Controlling Feral Hogs
    by Dr. James Cathey, wildlife specialist
    on Thursday, May 4, 2017
    at the Lincoln Community Center
    at 6:00pm

    RSVP by May 1 to 979-542-2753

    A stew meal, prepared by Larry Weiser and Spencer Schneider will be served.

    1 hour of CEU, in Laws and Regulations, will be offered to private pesticide applicators.

    Trevor Dickschat
    Lee County Extension Agent
    Agriculture & Natural Resources
    310 South Grimes — Giddings

    • 06 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Fayette County Gun Club 5338 N. US Hwy 77, La Grange

    Sporting Clay Shoot
    on May 6, 2017 at 10:00am
    at the Fayette County Gun Club
    5338 N. US Hwy 77, La Grange

    Men, Women and Youth Sporting Clay Shoot

    Entries must be received by May 1, 2017.
    $80 per person or $400 per team
    Team Registration

    Don't forget to bring your shotgun!!

    -6 boxes of shells suitable for doves
    - Eyes and ear protection is required
    - A bag to carry your shells in
    - And your own lawnchairs, sunscreen


    Adult 12ga shotgun
    20 ga shotgun
    $100 gift card
    $50 gift card
    Team plaques


    Team Sponsor -$750
    Includes a team Registration, gets logo on banner, and t-shirt. Sponsors will receive two t-shirts.

    Banner & Tshirt Sponsor - $250
    Logo on banner and t-shirt

    T-Shirt Sponsor - $100
    Name only on t-shirt

    Sponsorships must be received by April 15 to be on banner and t-shirt.

    St. Mark's Medical Center Foundation
    One St. Mark's Place
    La Grange, TX 78945

    Contact information

    • 07 May 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Fireman's Park Pavilion, Hwy 290

    Lee County Little League BBQ
    Sunday, May 7, 2017
    Fireman's Park Pavilion, Hwy 290
    from 11:00am to 3:00pm

    BBQ plate - $10
    BBQ pork, noodles, green beans, bread, pickles & onions

    Dine in or Pick up available

    Live auction starting at 1:30pm

    • 11 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall

    National Wild Turkey Federation
    Lee County Chapter Banquet

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    at the American Legion Hall
    Doors open at 6:00pm

    Keep the Conservation Party going. Protect your hunting and gun rights. We lose 6000 acres of Wildlife Habitat a day. Promote new hunters. Help us reestablish Turkey Populations in Texas and the US.

    Dinner - Beverages - Silent Auction - Live Auction
    Games and Raffles


    Tickets are $55 for adults
    Ticket price includes one annual NWTF membership, 6 issues of Turkey Country magazine and 1 banquet dinner ticket.

    Tickets are $75 for couples
    Ticket price includes one annual NWTF membership, 6 issues of Turkey Country magazine and 2 banquet dinner tickets.

    Tickets are $15 for children, ages 17 and under
    Ticket price includes one annual NWTF membership, 6 issues of Turkey Country magazine and 1 banquet dinner ticket.

    Sponsorships available:
    $250 Sponsorship
    $500 Hunter Table
    $800 Yeti Table
    $1000 Sponsor Gun Table

    Contact Cory Harris at 979-542-5060 or email
    cory@giddingsinsurance.com  or
    go online to  www.NWTF.org

    • 18 May 2017
    • 20 May 2017
    • Lee County Fairgrounds, 2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings
    Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ
    May 18-20, 2017
    at the Lee County Fairgrounds on Hwy 290
    2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings TX

    Thursday May 18

    Admission to the fairgrounds is free! Special Carnival pricing on Thursday night.
    • The Mighty Thomas Carnival Opens Thursday Night - armband vouchers sold at Orsags until Wednesday, May th at noon. Armbands will only be available at the fairgrounds at regular price after Wednesday.

    Friday May 19

    Senior Citizens Day 10am to 4pm.  Free to all seniors age 64 and older.
    • Bingo, BBQ Lunch sponsored by LCRA, Oakland Manor Nursing Center, Giddings Residence & Rehabilitation, Music, Square Dancing, Vendor Booths, and information booths.

    Saturday  May 20

    Parade, Armed Forces Day Celebration


    • 18 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Historical Society Pavilion 397 East Mill St., Round Top

    Round Top Area Historical Society presents
    Professor Paul Spellman talks about
    The Texas Rangers

    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    at 7:00pm at the
    Historical Society Pavilion
    397 East Mill St., Round Top

    Admission is free

    Dr. Spellman will inform and entertain us with his presentation about the Texas Rangers. During the 1880's with the railroad coming in and the rapid growth of town's lawlessness was the rule and the Texas Rangers were called in to establish order.

    • 10 Jun 2017
    • Bastrop Convention Center

    Boots, BBQ & Casino for CASA
    Saturday, June 10, 2017
    at the Bastrop Convention Center

    Tickets at casaofbastrop.org

    Be a Sponsor!

    $5000 Sponsor
    Reserved table for 8, admission tickets for 8, name/logo acknowledgement on all printed materials and posted on CASA website

    $2500 Sponsor
    Reserved table, four admission tickets, name/logo acknowledgement on printed materials and posted on CASA website

    $1000 sponsor
    Two admission tickets, name/logo acknowledgement on program and posted on CASA website

    $500 Sponsor
    One admission ticket, name/logo acknowledgement on program and posted on CASA website

    $250 Sponsor
    Sponsor a gambling table. This sponsor will have the company/logo posted on the table and in the program.

    Any Monetary Contribution
    Make any monetary contribution to Casino Night. The sponsor will have their name posted in the program.

    Live Auction
    Items with a value of more than $200, sponsorship will have their names posted in the program

    Silent Auction
    Please contact CASA with donations for the silent auction. This sponsor will have their name posted in the program.

    Kristi Glasper, CASA executive director

    Donna Jones, CASA board president

    Jeanette Shelby, CASA Casino fundraiser chair

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Giddings Public Library

    A Brunch of Fun!
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    10:00am to 1:00pm
    Giddings Public Library
    sponsored by Giddings Residence and Rehab

    Inviting all senior citizens to the 2nd annual A Brunch of Fun. Come join us for a free event with tons of fun, fabulous eats, and load of prizes.

    Bingo, Dominoes and Cards

    Please call 979-716-4400 for registration and/or inquiries.

    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 07 Oct 2017
    • DimeBox

    Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon
    October 6-7, 2017 (1st Saturday)
    Dime Box, TX

    ANNUAL DIME BOX BLACK BRIDGE FESTIVAL & 40TH ANNUAL MINI-MARTHON (10K, 5K & 2 mile run, 2 mile walk) featuring a BBQ Cook Off, Parade, Craft and Swap Booths, classic cars, quilt display, tractor show, live music, street dances.

    Friday, October 6
    Beginning at 6 PM – chili/soup supper, music, 42 Tournament, Little Mister and Little Miss Black Bridge pageant.

    Saturday, October 7
    40th Annual Mini Marathon begins at 9 AM, followed by fun, food, and games.

    Hosted by the Dime Box Lions Club. Proceeds benefit Lions projects and “Black Bridge Park”

    Contact: rhondapharis@yahoo.com
    or call 979-777- 8682;
    or check us out on Facebook: Dime Box Black Bridge Festival and Mini Marathon

Past events

23 Apr 2017 Fried Chicken Dinner
22 Apr 2017 Night of Praise
22 Apr 2017 BBQ Cookoff & Gun Raffle
21 Apr 2017 Bar-B-Que Sandwiches
20 Apr 2017 Open Mic Poetry Night- Round Top
09 Apr 2017 Spring Festival - Immanuel Lutheran
06 Apr 2017 Rodeo Giddings 2017
04 Apr 2017 One Act Play - Love of a Pig
02 Apr 2017 Country Gospel Jamboree
02 Apr 2017 BBQ Chicken Fundraiser
01 Apr 2017 Girlfriends Boot Camp - Girls Night Out
28 Mar 2017 Open House - Lee County EMS
28 Mar 2017 Martin Luther Walk In Coffee
24 Mar 2017 Movie Night in the Park
23 Mar 2017 The Legacy of Medieval Literature & History is Still Alive
23 Mar 2017 Annual Fish Fry
18 Mar 2017 Bake Sale
17 Mar 2017 Lexington Vintage & Antique Market
17 Mar 2017 Job Fair - Cat Spec Specialty
10 Mar 2017 Fish Fry Fundraiser
05 Mar 2017 American Legion Barbecue
04 Mar 2017 Pulled Pork Sandwiches Benefit
04 Mar 2017 6th Annual Emmett Hannes Mem. 5K
04 Mar 2017 Emmett Hannes Memorial 5K
02 Mar 2017 Lee County Junior Livestock Show
01 Mar 2017 Tips for Buying & Operating a Cell Phone - Round Top
28 Feb 2017 Lee County Day at the Capitol
26 Feb 2017 Senior Gaming Party
25 Feb 2017 Scrapbook and Craft Benefit
24 Feb 2017 Casino Nite Fundraiser
24 Feb 2017 Carmine Chamber Mixer
23 Feb 2017 Anthony Ianni - Anti Bully Advocate
19 Feb 2017 Benefit for Rady Simmons
19 Feb 2017 Soul Food Dinner
16 Feb 2017 Trunk Show: Pat Dahnke at A Blast From the Past
14 Feb 2017 Wendish Walk In Coffee
12 Feb 2017 Turkey Dressing Dinner
11 Feb 2017 Valentine's Sweetheart Dance
07 Feb 2017 Annual Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon-GNH Lions
05 Feb 2017 CASA Superbowl Party
10 Jan 2017 Ben Hur Shrine Circus
10 Jan 2017 New Volunteer Training-Hospice Brazos Valley
01 Jan 2017 Chili Bowl and Chili Lunch - Giddings Lions
17 Dec 2016 Paige Lions Club Christmas Party
16 Dec 2016 Holiday Open House
15 Dec 2016 Country Karaoke Christmas
13 Dec 2016 Chili Supper
10 Dec 2016 Christmas Craft Bazaar
03 Dec 2016 Coats for Kids
01 Dec 2016 Santa at the Depot
26 Nov 2016 SHOP Small Saturday
25 Nov 2016 Ledbetter's Christmas Lane of Lights
25 Nov 2016 Lights of Tejas
24 Nov 2016 Community Thanksgiving Dinner
20 Nov 2016 Community Thanksgiving Service
20 Nov 2016 Christmas Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Show
19 Nov 2016 Fall Bazaar - Lexington Methodist
19 Nov 2016 Chili Cook Off and 5K
17 Nov 2016 St. John UCC A Capella Choir
14 Nov 2016 Blue Santa - Timeline of Events
12 Nov 2016 Sock Hop
12 Nov 2016 Chili Supper and Auction
11 Nov 2016 Veterans Breakfast
10 Nov 2016 Ribbon Cutting for Gourmet Divas
05 Nov 2016 Movie in the Park
05 Nov 2016 Paige City Wide Garage Sale
04 Nov 2016 Turkey Supper
01 Nov 2016 Service of the Hunt
31 Oct 2016 Trunk or Treat
30 Oct 2016 St. Margaret's Fall Festival
29 Oct 2016 Women's Firearm Safety Class
25 Oct 2016 Worship Night in America
25 Oct 2016 Spooktacular Open House - Texas Country Title
23 Oct 2016 JD Giddings Masonic Lodge #280 Open House
22 Oct 2016 Halloween at the Depot
18 Oct 2016 Giddings Residence & Rehab - Chamber Mixer
16 Oct 2016 Oktoberfest Polka Worship
15 Oct 2016 Chocolate Lover's Day
13 Oct 2016 Cruise Night in Giddings
11 Oct 2016 Pink Ribbon Affair
08 Oct 2016 Chicken Fried Steak Meal
08 Oct 2016 Vincent's Roofing Customer Appreciation Day
08 Oct 2016 Free Clean-Up Day
07 Oct 2016 Diabetes Awareness Trail Ride
06 Oct 2016 Chicken Fry
06 Oct 2016 Regionally Coordinated Transportation Plan
04 Oct 2016 National Night Out
04 Oct 2016 Meet & Greet - Trevor Dickschat
04 Oct 2016 Walk in Coffee
02 Oct 2016 Holy Family Catholic Church Fall Festival
30 Sep 2016 Cookin' fer CCA - Cookoff & Fundraiser
25 Sep 2016 Texas Wendish Fest
18 Sep 2016 Fried Chicken Dinner & Raffle Fundraiser
17 Sep 2016 Chicks and Chocolate
17 Sep 2016 Brain Power Fun Run
14 Sep 2016 Coffee with the Legion
11 Sep 2016 Fried Chicken Dinner
10 Sep 2016 Used Book Sale
10 Sep 2016 LCWildlife Asc. - Outdoor Extravaganza
09 Sep 2016 Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
08 Sep 2016 Texas Word Wrangler Kick-Off Gala
01 Sep 2016 Fayette County Fair
31 Aug 2016 Help Bring "Girls on the Run" to Lee County
26 Aug 2016 Giddings Swap Meet
20 Aug 2016 Donuts at the Depot
13 Aug 2016 35th Annual SLCVFD Barbecue
13 Aug 2016 Back to School Giveaway
24 Jul 2016 VanGogh & Paint
10 Jul 2016 Sunday Drive Through Dinner
05 Jul 2016 Hospice Brazos Valley New Volunteer Training
04 Jul 2016 Firemen's 4th of July Celebration
02 Jul 2016 Round Top Music Festival
30 Jun 2016 Blood Drive
30 Jun 2016 11th Annual Golf Tournament
28 Jun 2016 Senior Expo - RED, WHITE, & YOU!
25 Jun 2016 Lee County Youth Center Summer Fundraiser
24 Jun 2016 Memories of Home Quilt Show
24 Jun 2016 Happy Hearts Quilt Guild-Quilt Show
20 Jun 2016 Vacation Bible School - Martin Luther
19 Jun 2016 Man Church
18 Jun 2016 Juneteenth Parade and Block Party
18 Jun 2016 Vacation Bible School - Cowboy Church
17 Jun 2016 Ribbon Cutting - LRG Ranch & Range
16 Jun 2016 The Red Handkerchief – A Holocaust Memoir
16 Jun 2016 Bar-B-Que on Bun Fundraiser
16 Jun 2016 Integrating Proper Grazing Management & Post Land Treatment - Field Day
12 Jun 2016 St. John Lutheran Church Picnic
11 Jun 2016 Casino for CASA
11 Jun 2016 Grand Opening of Jigsaw Weaponry
10 Jun 2016 Relay for Life
06 Jun 2016 Country Music Monday - Lone Star Opry
05 Jun 2016 Round Top Music Festival
04 Jun 2016 Mary Kay Debut Party & Ribbon Cutting
29 May 2016 Homecoming Bazaar and Picnic
26 May 2016 Grassfed Beef Production Conference
21 May 2016 100 Mile Ride
19 May 2016 Old 300: Gone to Texas
19 May 2016 Author Paul Spellman Talks
10 May 2016 Retired Teachers Meeting
07 May 2016 Sporting Clay Shoot
06 May 2016 Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
05 May 2016 Health & Beauty Grand Opening Week
03 May 2016 Ribbon Cutting - Head to Toe
28 Apr 2016 Soil & Water Meeting
22 Apr 2016 An Evening with Chad Prather
19 Apr 2016 BBQ on a Bun
19 Apr 2016 BBQ on a Bun
18 Apr 2016 Masonic Lodge Presentation
16 Apr 2016 Spring Fest-Open House-Farmer's Market
15 Apr 2016 Chicken Fajita Dinner for DECA
15 Apr 2016 Riley Key 5D Scholarship Barrel Race
13 Apr 2016 Water Well Owner Training
01 Apr 2016 Art Bra Contest
29 Mar 2016 Lunch & Learn - Achievement Now
28 Mar 2016 Round Top Antiques Week
25 Mar 2016 Good Friday Barbecue
21 Mar 2016 Community Builder Award Presentation-JDG Masonic Lodge
18 Mar 2016 Benefit Fish Fry

Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce    289 W. Railroad    Giddings TX 78942         (979) 542-3455

Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com            Tourism email:   giddingschamber@gmail.com

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