TOMBALL, TX – The town of Tomball will celebrate its German heritage this weekend with its annual German Heritage Festival. For three days, the aroma of tasty kids will fill the air with classic German oompah music, not to mention pretzels and beer.
There will be four stages spanning four city blocks, where marching bands and folk dancers will perform in the classical Gedrman tradition.
German and European programming includes Grammy-nominated musician Alex Meixner, as well as marching bands, buskers, folk dancers and more.
More than 200 vendors will line Market Street with merchandise and a wide variety of German, ethnic and festival foods, as well as imported and domestic drinks. And, the historic 1907 Depot Railroad Museum in Tomball will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for free tours.
Children will have a blast at the carnival, open Thursday through Sunday, and the giant children’s zone, chicken dance competition, and story time on Saturday and Sunday. And don’t miss the petting zoo, pony rides too.
Parking downtown and admission to the festival are free. There is also free parking and a shuttle service from HCA – Tomball/Tomball Regional Hospital on Graham Street from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Tomball German Heritage Festival is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. To visit tomballgermanfest.org for more information.
Tomball is just 28 miles northwest of downtown Houston and is easily accessible from Grand Parkway, SH 249/Tomball Tollway and FM 2920.
Mike Baxter contributed to this report.