Tomball German Heritage Festival

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   2018 Tomball German Heritage Festival dates:
 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
March 23 - 25

Friday 6pm - 10pm,
Saturday 10am - 10pm,
Sunday 10am - 6pm
 
 
 Save the dates for the German Christmas Market Dec 7 - 9, 2018!


 

 

Avoid parking hassles on Saturday and Sunday;  Use the free shuttle!
 

Free parking and free shuttle service!  Now over 1000 parking spots available.  Park at the east parking lot of the Tomball Regional Hospital, 605 Holderrieth. 

Shuttles will run non-stop; Saturday 9:30am to 11:00pm and Sunday 9:30am to 7pm. Shuttles will drop off near the  Stage at Heritage Park (the corner of Pine and Market).   Lighted message boards and signs will be visible, directing guests to the pick-up spots in the parking lot.


 

There are four stages of entertainment for all ages at the 2018 German Heritage Festival! 
 

The Ziegenbock Stage (at Heritage Park):  It's high energy Gemutlichkeit with the 2007 grammy nominee The Alex Meixner Band!   plus, Das Ist Lustig, The TubaMeisters, folk dancers, German folk dance Showcase by Houston area high school groups, and various fun contests provide non-stop excitement.

The Telgte Dancehall:  Dance and sing along to the sounds of Auf Geht's,The Royal Klobasneks, Walburg Boys, Watch local folk dance groups, and high school German club folk dancers perform. 

The Chris Rybak Party Stage:  Spass is in the air when The
Round Top Brass Band, The Chris Rybak Band, Home Brewed Brass Ensemble, folk dance, clogging groups and children's choirs keep the atmosphere festive. 

The Texas Heritage Stage:  Scott Armstrong hosts the stage with Blue Yonder, the Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band, The Siekers Band, The Traveling Murphys, and Robert Duke with his trick roping.  Enter in the Hollerin' contest at 5:30 Saturday! 

 
All kinds of strolling entertainers too!  Look for The TubaMeisters, Gene Hackemack, Katerina with her saxophone, David G Wonders, and Ghillie the elf performing on the streets along the festival route!

German Heritage Center:  Joe Brikha, Kenny James, Rebecca Jane, and Shelia Lee provide music for shopping and visiting in the German Heritage Center.

In the Gazebo: Look for Ghillie the Elf who will read stories for the little ones on Saturday and Sunday!

2018 Entertainment Schedule
subject to change

 

Friday March 23

The Ziegenbock Stage (at Heritage Park)
MC Heidi Holadio
6:00 - 10:00 Alex Meixner Band
7:00  Rathkamp German Folk Dancers
8:30  Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe

Telgte Dancehall
MCs Valina Polka and Katerina
6:00 - 10:00  Auf Geht's Musik
7:00  Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe
8:30  Rathkamp German Folk Dancers

Chris Rybak Party Stage
MC Edita Rybak
6:00 - 10:00 Chris Rybak Band
7:30  Gene Hackemack

Texas Heritage Stage
MC Scott Armstrong
6:00 - 10:00  Blue Yonder
7:30  TBD

Heritage Center (inside the Community Center)
6:30 - 8:30  Kenny James

 

Saturday March 24

The Ziegenbock Stage (at Heritage Park)
MC Heidi Holadio
10:30  Clements HS German Club Folk Dancers
11:00  TubaMeisters
12:00  Morton Ranch and Tompkins HS German Club Folk Dancers
12:20  TubaMeisters
1:00  Kingwood HS German Club Folk Dancers
1:30  Das Ist Lustig
2:15  Six Houston area HS German Clubs Folk Dance Showcase
MCs Valina Polka and Katerina
2:45  Das Ist Lustig
4:00  Woodlands HS German Club Folk Dancers
4:15  Cinco Ranch HS German Club Polka Band
4:30  Alex Meixner Band
5:30  Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe
6:00  Das Ist Lustig
7:00  Stein Holding Contests sponsored by Texas Beer Bus
7:30  Alex Meixner Band
8:30  Stein Holding Contests sponsored by Texas Beer Bus
9:00  Alex Meixner Band

Telgte Dancehall
MC Randy Adams
10:30  Royal Klobasneks
11:05  Opening Ceremonies
11:30  Royal Klobasneks
12:30  Clements HS German Club Folk Dance Group
1:00  Royal Klobasneks
2:00  Scandinavian Dancers of Houston
2:30  Royal Klobasneks
MC Heidi Holadio
3:30  Kingwood HS German Club Folk Dancers
3:50  Morton Ranch and Tompkins HS German Club Folk Dancers
4:15  Auf Geht's Musik
5:30  Rathkamp German Folk Dancers
6:00  Auf Geht's Musik
7:00  Cloggers On The Move
7:30  Auf Geht's Musik
8:30  Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe
9:00  Auf Geht's Musik

Chris Rybak Party Stage
MC Edita Rybak
10:30  Round Top Brass Band
11:30  Break
12:00  Round Top Brass Band
1:00 Deer Park HS German Club Folk Dancers
1:30  Round Top Brass Band
2:30  Rathkamp German Folk Dancers
3:00  Round Top Brass Band
4:00  Chris Rybak Band
5:15  Great Oak School German Singers 
6:00  Chris Rybak Band
7:00  Scandinavian Dancers Of Houston
7:30  Chris Rybak Band
8:30  Cloggers On The Move
9:00  Chris Rybak Band

Texas Heritage Stage
MC Armstrong Family
10:30  Armstrong Family and Friends Bluegrass Band
11:45  Robert Duke Trick Roper
12:15  London Lawhon
12:45  Armstrong Family and Friends Bluegrass Band
1:30  Cinco Ranch HS German Club Polka Band
1:45  TBD
2:00  Robert Duke Trick Roper
2:30  Armstrong Family and Friends Bluegrass Band
3:45  Deer Park HS German Club Folk Dancers
4:15  London Lawhon
4:45  TBD
5:00  Woodlands HS German Club Folk Dancers
5:30  Hollerin and Yodelin contests sponsored by Texas Renaissance Festival
6:00 - 10:00  The Siekers Band
7:30  TBD

Heritage Center
11:00 - 3:30  Rebecca Huck
4:00 - 8:30  Joe Brikha

Gazebo
Various times:  Story Time with Ghillie the Elf

Sunday March 25

The Ziegenbock Stage (At Heritage Park)
MC Valina Polka and Katerina
12:00 - 2:00  Das Ist Lustig with special guest Matt Tolentino
2:00  Cloggers Unlimited
2:30  Alex Meixner Band
4:00  Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe
4:30 - 6:00 Alex Meixner Band

Telgte Dancehall
MC Heidi Holadio
12:00  Walburg Boys
1:15  Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe
1:45  Walburg Boys
3:00  Rathkamp German Folk Dancers
3:30  Walburg Boys
4:30  Cloggers Unlimited
5:00  Walburg Boys

Chris Rybak Party Stage
MC Edita Rybak
12:00  Chris Rybak Band
1:15  Home Brewed Brass Ensemble
2:00  Class Act Stars On Tour
2:30  Home Brewed Brass Ensemble
3:30  Chris Rybak Band
4:30  Rathkamp German Folk Dancers
5:00  Chris Rybak Band

Texas Heritage Stage
MC Scott Armstrong
12:00  Armstrong Family and Friends Bluegrass Band
1:00  Robert Duke Trick Roper
1:30  Traveling Murphys
2:30  Robert Duke Trick Roper
3:00  Armstrong Family and Friends Bluegrass Band
4:00  Traveling Murphys
5:00  Armstrong Family and Friends Bluegrass Band

Heritage Center
1:00 - 5:00  Shelia Lee and Friends

Gazebo
Various times:  Story Time with Ghillie the Elf

Strolling all weekend:
David G Wonders,   Gene Hackemack,   Ghillie The Elf,   TubaMeisters,   Katerina

 



 

Contests!!!
TBD

So many contests, you're sure to win something!  What better way to earn some great prizes?? 
 

Bier Stein Holding contest will take place Saturday evening at 5:30 at the Stage at Heritage Park.  Referees will be watching as contestants hold their full stein at arms length.  They'll be looking for the longest steadiest hold.  Start to droop, bend, change posture or spill, you're out.  Separate contests for ladies and men.  Awesome Gift Certificates provided by Texas Beer Bus for the winners!

Hollerin' Contest  takes place Saturday afternoon at 5:30 at the Texas Stage.  Hollerin' is like yodelin', just a little louder and a little less Alpine.  This is a great contest for the kids!   Prizes provided by Texas Renaissance Festival!

   
The Texas Beer Bus has provided prizes for our two newest contests:  The Beer Stein Holding contest, and the Beer Keg Races.  Both contests will be on Saturday evening at the Ziegenbock Stage.  For Stein holding, there will be a category for ladies, and a category for men.  The Keg Races will be for teams of two.  Get ready y'all!

The Texas Beer Bus has provided prizes for our two newest contests: The Beer Stein Holding contest, and the Beer Keg Races. Both contests will be on Saturday evening at the Ziegenbock Stage. For Stein holding, there will be a category for ladies, and a category for men. The Keg Races will be for teams of two. Get ready y'all!

Texas Renaissance Festival provides the Tomball German Festivals with Gift Certificates for free entry to their festival.  The German festivals use these certificates as prizes for many of their contests.  What better way to get in to the TRF for free, than to win your tickets at the free Tomball German festivals?

Texas Renaissance Festival provides the Tomball German Festivals with Gift Certificates for free entry to their festival. The German festivals use these certificates as prizes for many of their contests. What better way to get in to the TRF for free, than to win your tickets at the free Tomball German festivals?