You do not have to be German to enjoy this festival!
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!
~ Tomball German Fest Kick-off Party : Thursday, March 30th ~
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!.
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, Auf Geht’s, 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.
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
We work hard to pull together our market, festival with events and performances for neighbors, friends and guest of Tomball. So much so that Tomball’s German Christmas Market has been recognized by travelmag.com as one of the “20 BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN THE U.S.”. Click the banner to read more.