In & Around – Tomball

Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival

When: May 5, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Tomball’s Historic Downtown Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball, TX 77375

Admission & Parking: FREE

The Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival presented by WCA is an all day celebration of the tasty crawfish through music, food and fun at the historic downtown depot. Scheduled to perform are The Fab 5, Waylon Thibodeaux, John Evans, and Bayou Roux. Vendors, kids zone and more!

2nd Saturday at The Depot

Date: May 12, 2018

Time: Opens at 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Train Depot, Downtown Tomball, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball, TX

Cost: FREE Admission & Parking

2nd Saturday at the Depot is a family oriented event held on the second Saturday of every month. From themed arts and crafts, to games, music and a movie under the stars on the giant inflatable screen, 2nd Saturday is fun for the entire family. The movie begins at dark.

5th Annual Vintage Car Festival

When: May 12, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 30410 Tomball Pwky., (Highway 249) Tomball, TX (across from Lone Star College)

Admission: Free to the Public

Enjoy a family friendly day viewing vintage vehicles of all types including cars, trucks, hot rods, cruisers and motorcycles. Live music and entertainment, food, bake sale, petting zoo, face painting, silent auction, vendor booths. For details and entry forms go to www.fpctomball.org/events/vintage-car-festival/ or email vintagecarfestival@mail.com or call 979-299-4185.

Honky Tonk Chili Challenge

When: May 19, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Tomball’s Historic Downtown Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball, TX 77375

Admission & Parking: FREE

The annual Honky Tonk Chili Challenge will fill Tomball’s old downtown depot plaza with the smell of award winning chili and sounds of old style, two-steppin’ country music. This CASI sanctioned cook-off draws competitors from across Texas as they compete for an invitation to the international chili championship in Terlingua, Texas later this year. Vendors, kids zone and more.

Oil Town USA Jamboree – The 85th Anniversary of the Tomball Oil Gusher

When: May 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Tomball’s Historic Downtown Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball, TX 77375

Admission & Parking: FREE

Throughout the 1930’s and into the decades to follow, Tomball prospered thanks to the oil fields. To celebrate the Humble Oil Company gusher that started it all back in 1933, the Oil Town USA Jamboree is an afternoon of state fair fun, food, music and more at the downtown depot. From a pie eating contest and iron skillet tossing, to live tunes, antique cars and historical memorabilia, this festival is fun like it used to be. Gates open at noon.