The 12th Annual Tomball German Heritage Festival will be taking place on March 30th through the April 1st. The 19thCentury saw a big influx of immigrants from Germany and Austria to the Tomball area. They created a community and this is the time to come and celebrate the German heritage that flows through the area. The celebration is always held the last weekend of March and has become a tradition.
The event will take place in the historic downtown section of Tomball, near the 200 block of Main street (FM 2920) and Market Street. The wonderful thing about his celebration is that it is FREE!! Admission to the event and parking are both free of charge.
There will be 4 stages of live musical entertainment, a number of food booths, street vendors, dealers of antiques, a German heritage center and of course a selection of beer. The carnival will open on Friday evening March 30th and remain open through Sunday.
The festival resumes at 10:00 Saturday morning with the ”tapping of the keg” and Willkommen ceremony for German exchange students and Tomball host families. Tomball’s Sister City is Telgte, Germany and thisl offers a chance for Tomball to learn more about the culture there, as well as interact with German foreign exchange students who attend school in Tomball.
Saturday evening will end with a fireworks display that will start at 9:00 PM. This will take place at the historic and newly restored Tomball Depot; next to the railroad tracks along Elm Street.
Sunday’s celebration starts at 10 a.m. with the Blasmusik Texas band, Rathkamp German Dancers, Shelia Lee & Clements High School German Folk Dancers. The festival ends at 6:00 PM Sunday.
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