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March 31st through April 2nd DOWN­TOWN TOMBALL Tomball

The 2017 Tomball Ger­man Her­itage Fes­ti­val will be held March 31st – April 1st and 2nd. Lo­cated on the old down­town streets of Tomball, TX near 201 S. Elm St., Main St. (FM 2920) and Mar­ket St, it is a mu­sic/street fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing Ger­man and eth­nic her­itage with 4 stages of live mu­sic per­for­mances “happy mu­sic for happy peo­ple”, spe­cial con­test, eth­nic and fes­ti­val food, beer, wine, 175 street ven­dors, all kinds of Ger­man sou­venirs and cloth­ing, arts crafts, an­tiques, Her­itage Cen­ter, car­ni­val, pony ride, pet­ting zoo, strolling mu­sic mak­ers, street per­form­ers, and much more. Like Ok­to­ber­fest in April! Ad­mis­sion, park­ing and shut­tle are FREE!.

Be­gin­ning with one Oom­pah band on a flat-bed trailer six­teen 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 very 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!

Kick-off Party with Alex Meixner Tomball Ger­man Fest Kick-off Party Get the week­end party started with great mu­sic by Alex Meixner at the new Fire Ant Brew­ing Co.

Ger­man Her­itage Fes­ti­val Con­test Fun! Make plans to visit, vol­un­teer, dance and shop again this year? We have as­sem­bled a great line-up of ven­dors, con­tests & en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily to en­joy! RE­MINDER: Don’t for­get about the Chicken Dance Con­test, Hol­lerin Con­tests and Best Dressed Ger­man Con­tests. Come and en­joy the fun!

The Car­ni­val opens Thurs­day evening, March 30th, with a $15 spe­cial price for the “all you can ride” arm­band. See you at the cor­ner of Main and Cherry for this Thurs­day ONLY spe­cial. On Fri­day, March 31st at 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. shop street ven­dors and en­joy var­i­ous per­for­mances. Satur­day, April 1st at 10:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. 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. Alex Meixner will be the fea­tured en­ter­tainer once again with mu­sic and danc­ing all day and into the night with Alpen­musikan­ten, Chris Ry­bak and Das Ist Lustig and much, much more. En­joy the fi­nal day of the fes­tivel Sun­day, April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.

Check out the amaz­ing view from above Main Street in Tomball. As you can see, our fes­ti­val with plenty of room for fun and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily has grown over the years. We sure hope to see you among the crowds.

Ger­man Fes­ti­val sky view over Tomball The fes­ti­val is spon­sored by the Tomball/ Tel­gte Sis­ter City, Org. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Call 281-379-6844 or email Grady Martin for in­for­ma­tion. For ad­di­tional info, visit face­book, www.tomball

sis­ter­city.org and Valina Polka.


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