You do not have to be German to enjoy this festival.
In the beginning, there was Alpenfest on one flat bed trailer, and a small committee of volunteers with lots of determination. After twelve years of fun and frolic, 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!
The 2014 Tomball German Heritage Festival is held March 28, 29 and 30 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 5 stages of live music entertainment “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 March! Admission, parking and shuttle are FREE!.
The Carnival opens Thursday evening, March 27th, 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 28th at 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. shop street vendors and enjoy entertainment featuring The Alex Meixner Band sponsored by Polkabeat.com, Chris Rybak, Cloggers Unlimited, Valina and more.
Saturday, March 29th 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. The music and dancing goes all day and into the night with more Alex Meixner Band, Das Ist Lustig, Eurofest, Round Top Brass Band, German Folk Dance Groups, TubaMeisters, Armstrong Family Bluegrass and bluegrass jam sessions, Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Houston and more.
Sunday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
The festival is sponsored by the Tomball/Telgte Sister City, Org. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Call 281-379-6844 or facebook, and .Grady Martin for information. For additional info, visit