Welcome to the Hempstead Chamber
The Hempstead, Texas, Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to building goodwill within the community as well as assisting with economic growth and development. Our watermelons are nationally known and we celebrate each year at our annual watermelon festival.
2017 Festival of Lights
"Lights in Unity Make a Brighter Community"
Thanks to our sponsors!
Festival of Lights Contest Winners
Best Overall: Knight Insurance - "SpongeBob"
Best Float: Rooms To Rent - "Room at Our Inn"
Best Vehicle: Greater St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church - "Lights of Unity"
Best Marching / Walking Unit: Hempstead High School Band
Ages 3 - 5: Kaytlyn Holloman, 1st place
Ages 6 - 8: Kevron Murrell, 1st place - Kaili Short, 2nd place
Ages 9 - 12: Leigh A., 1st place - Emily Holloman, 2nd place
1st Place: HELLO! Hempstead
2nd Place: Hempstead Garden Club
3rd Place: Rainbow 4-H
Other participating organizations: Waller County Master Gardeners, Hempstead Lions Club