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Tomball German Heritage Festival

For up to the moment updates and information about the Tomball German Heritage Festival, please visit our myspace page: www.myspace.com/tomballghf  There you can find news and pictures of this year's entertainment and more!

Tomball German Heritage Festival
Last Weekend in March
Old Town Tomball, Texas
Historical Train Depot Plaza

Beginning with one Oompah band on a flat-bed trailer eleven years ago the festival has become an annual tradition in Tomball and one of the best music/street festivals in Texas.  Every year, on the last Weekend in March, festival-goers break out their Lederhosen and Dirndls "Go German" for the area's largest festival celebrating the heritage of the original German families that settled this area beginning in about 1840. In other words in the case of German heritage there is much to celebrate in this part of Texas!

The Annual Tomball German Heritage Festival begins the last week in March on the Old Downtown Streets of Tomball Texas near 201 S. Elm Street, Main Street (FM 2920), and Market Street. It is a Music/Street festival celebrating German and ethnic heritage with 4 stages of live music entertainment "happy music for happy people", ethnic and festival food, beer, wine, 150 street vendors, all kinds of German souvenirs and clothing, arts crafts, antiques, Heritage Center, German church service, fireworks, carnival, pony ride, petting zoo, strolling music makers, street performers, and much more.  Like Oktoberfest in March!  Huge fun for the whole family!  You do not have to be German to enjoy this festival.  It is fun for everyone, and there is no admission or parking fees.

Thursday:

The Carnival opens Thursday evening with a special price for the "all you can ride" armband, and is located at the corner of Main and Cherry.

Friday:

On Friday at 6pm till 10pm the music begins featuring Bluegrass Friday Night, Alpenfest, Chris Rybak, Walburg Boys, Tuba Meisters, Round Top Brass Band, Das Ist Lustig, Terry Cavanaugh, Kenny James, JungeMeisters, German Folk Dancers Rathkamp, de Texas KlopenDansers (Dutch), Scandinavian Folk Dancers, Aggie Wranglers, Ultimate Cloggers, Tomball Promanaders, Czech music makers, Valina and much more.

Saturday:

Saturday at 10am till 10pm begins with the "tapping of the keg" and
Willkommen ceremony for German exchange students and Tomball host families, and official opening by the Mayor of Tomball Gretchen Fagan.  The music and dancing goes all day and into the night, and at 9pm a beautiful fireworks display at Tomball's newly restored Train Depot Plaza on the festival grounds.

Bicycle Rally or Fahrradreise sponsored by Texas Wheels of Justice will be Saturday.

Sunday:  

Sunday opens at 10am till 6pm.

You are all invited to the Tomball German Heritage Festival for a really great time.

Festival      Festival Crowd

The festival is sponsored by the Tomball/Telgte Sister City, Org. Wir sprechen Deutsch.

For more information contact Grady Martin 281 379 6844 gradsand@yahoo.com, www.tomballsistercity.org

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