Things to Do in Tomball

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Things to Do in Tomball, Texas

Outstanding venues and festivals bring visitors galore to enjoy good times, good food and the cultural heritage that makes Tomball unique.

Agritourism & Ecotourism

From picnics to the annual pumpkin patch to concerts, there’s much to explore at the 56-acre Oil Ranch. An outstanding family friendly event venue and amusement park, the ranch caters to business and corporate events too. Enjoy hay rides, horseback riding, fishing, swimming and hours of fun in the country. It’s the perfect setting for birthday parties, field trips and educational outings as well. www.oilranch.com

The Theis Attaway Nature Preserve is a showcase of beautiful green space, beckoning visitors to enjoy wide asphalt walking trails, shady picnic spots and a natural pond teeming with fish and plants. Stroll the pier and enjoy birdwatching on islands that dot the pond. A grassy amphitheater with compact seating is perfect for entertaining small groups. Spanning
4 acres, the water fountains and restrooms are on-site.
www.tomballtx.gov

Enjoy nature’s bounty while you pick fresh fruit to fill your basket at the Matt Family Orchard. Forty fabulous acres are brimming with peaches, figs, loquats, blueberries, blackberries, lemons and satsumas. Don’t miss the October Harvest festival – persimmons are at their peak. The orchard is home to native wildlife too. Visitors may see bobcats, hogs, rabbits, roadrunners and coyotes. Fruit availability and picking hours vary by season. www.mattfamilyorchard.com

Downtown Tomball

Head to the Railroad Depot Plaza to celebrate the lively spirit of Tomball. Events and festivals fill the calendar year-round. Second Saturday at the Depot showcases arts, music and entertainment for the whole family. Bring picnic baskets and lawn chairs to the monthly outdoor movie. And every Saturday morning, have fun and get fit at the Walk Tomball event. Walkers leave the depot at 9 a.m. www.tomballtx.gov

Birdwatching

Birdwatching abounds in and around Tomball, with some of the best locations in the nation. Checkout the Katy Prairie Conservancy, Sheldon Lake State Park, Lake Jackson and the expansive Sam Houston National Forest. Discover coastal species just a short drive south in the various parks and islands in the Gulf of Mexico.

It’s restful and perfect for camping, hiking, picnics and barbecues. The tranquility of Kleb Woods Nature Center is a birdwatcher’s paradise too. Relax and observe colorful butterflies at the wildflower garden. Visitors enjoy nature programs and scenic views of wetlands
and forest, all in one location. Open 7 a.m. until dusk. www.pct3.com

Historical Markers

A collection of historic 19th-century homes, buildings and churches are the perfect picture of Tomball’s early history. Find them all at the Tomball Museum Center, then stroll downtown to explore the arts, antiques and train memorabilia.

ANNUAL EVENTS IN TOMBALL

Tomball German Heritage Festival
March
www.tomballgermanfest.org
Phone: (281) 379-6844

Tomball Honky Tonk Festival
March
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival
May
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Spring Creek Park Heritage Festival
May
www.hcp4.net/community/parks/springcreek
Phone: (713) 755-6444

July 4th Celebration & Street Party
July
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Tomball Night
August
www.tomballchamber.org
Phone: (281) 351-7222

Groovfest
September
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Zomball in Tomball
October
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

The Freight Train Food Truck Festival
October
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Bluegrass Festival
October
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Depot Day
November
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Lighting of the Tomball Christmas Tree
November
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Tomball Holiday Parade
November
www.tomballchamber.org/events
Phone: (281) 351-7222

Miss Tomball Pageant
November
www.tomballchamber.org/events
Phone: (281) 351-7222

Christmas on Commerce
December
www.tomballtx.gov
Phone: (281) 351-5484

Tomball German Christmas Market
December
www.tomballgermanfest.org
Phone: (281) 379-6844

Candlelight Tours at Museum
December
www.tomballchamber.org/events
Phone: (281) 255-2148