Texas Wendish Festival
Sunday, September 28, 2014
at the Museum Complex and St. Paul's Lutheran Church
in Serbin, TX
Hear the Sunday service at St. Paul's in either English or German and enjoy church tours from 12:30 to 2:30. There will be Wendish Easter Egg decorating, Sauerkraut & noodle making, Vintage Machinery, Spinning, Quilting, Tractor Exhibit, Blacksmithing, Home Made Soap and Sausage Stuffing and many activities for the children.
Enjoy the silent auction, washer pitching contest, coffee cake bake off, live auction and cross cut saw competition. Featured entertainment this year will be the Oak Wilt Boys performing on stage following the Live Auction!
2nd Annual Weird West Fest
Saturday, September 20, 2014 All day
at the Depot Complex & Railroad Museum
289 W. Railroad, Giddings TX
The Weird West Fest is a weird western-themed convention geared towards fans of Steampunk, Victorian and the old West. There will be guests, gaming, music, films, panels and presentations.
Guest of Honor: Burton Gilliam, star of stage, radio and screen. You may remember him from "Blazing Saddles."
Michael Flores – Western X
JP Rankin – Cowboy Cartoonist
Kevin Eslinger – Nickel Children
Ted Faye – Gold Creek Films
Morrighan Lynn – Psychic and Medium
George Wier – Author
Paul Warglin – Author
Live Music by The Baffles, dance routines by The Syrins and a burlesque show by the lovely Lily Liddell.
Bella Peregrina Ranch Pony Rides
Tribute to Madeline Kahn’s “Lili Von Shtupp”
Movies at the Sterling Theater, Giddings' own silent picture theater from 1912! The Sterling is proud to present the following independent movies:
Kevin Eslinger's award winning Steampunk short film:
TruHaven Studio's film
"Three Card Draw"
Spencer Estabrooks directs
First clown spaghetti western, "Crackwood"
Director Burke Roberts' "Spindrift-Ghost of the West"
Director Tyson Smith's "Dead Man's Hand"
Writer and director Shane Scott's "The Magnificent Dead"
For more information please visit the Weird West Fest website.
Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
Friday, September 12, 2014
from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Giddings Public Library
276 N. Orange Street, Giddings TX
Word Wranglers use words to convey ideas, stories, portray people and places. We want to honor our Word Wranglers for their hard work and dedication to their craft. We also want to give our community an opportunity to meet these authors and learn about the writing craft.
The authors we invite to participate in our Festival have written books on children’s stories, the art of quilting, archaeology, poetry, Texas cookbooks, bird watching, fiction, history, historical fiction, mystery, romance, music, Texas Gardening, and anything related to Texas. We have a day-long festival at the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center where authors sell their books and take questions. Some authors read or talk to groups of students that come in to the library.
Giddings Swap Meet
August 29-31, 2014
at Fireman's Park on Hwy 290, Giddings TX
* Buy or sell your new or used car and truck parts. * 50 acre site with open and covered spaces available. * Car corral (in designated area). * Showers and restrooms on site. * RV hookups available. * Free spectator parking and entry.