Every year on the last weekend in March, Tomball residents break out their lederhosen and dirndls and “go German.” As one the city’s largest and most popular events, the Tomball German Heritage Festival honors the culture and history of the original German families that settled the area way back in 1840.
The 2015 Tomball German Heritage Festival will be held from Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29. Festivities will take place along the old downtown streets, near 201 South Elm Street, Main Street (FM 2920), and Market Street.
This year’s event will feature 5 stages of live bands, 175 street vendors, contests, German food, German beer, wine, all kinds of German souvenirs and clothing, arts, crafts, antiques, pony rides, a petting zoo, roving musicians, and street performers. Admission, parking, and shuttle are free, but the rides do cost money, and of course, there will be all sorts of edible and collectible things to buy.
The carnival portion of the festival opens on Thursday evening, March 26, and you’ll be able to purchase a $15 “all you can ride” armband.