Beatles festival to debut in Tomball in fall 2018


The city of Tomball announced in November the creation of a new festival celebrating the music of the Beatles and Volkswagen Beetle vehicles. Titled “Fab Fest,” the festival will debut on Sept. 15, 2018, Marketing Director Mike Baxter said.

The festival will include live music, vendors selling Beatles-themed merchandise, Greater Houston area craft breweries and the city’s annual Volkswagen Beetle car show presented by the North Houston Volkswagen Club, he said.

Additional details may be released closer to the festival date, as the festival is a work in progress.

“There will be multiple bands performing music by The Beatles in a variety of formats. The ‘Fab 5’ will headline the show,” Baxter said. “We’re basically revamping the long-running Beetles, Brew & Barbecue festival and adding the new Beatles theme.”

Beetles, Brew & Barbecue is Tomball’s Oktoberfest-style festival.

Fab Fest will follow the city’s annual Freight Train Food Truck Festival as the newest event in town.

As of Nov. 6, the city of Tomball has welcomed 62,000 guests during the 2017 festival season. Baxter said the city is on target to hit 70,000 total guests in 2017 with attendance at its final festival for the year, Christmas on Commerce set for Dec. 9.

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  1. Bad idea. Who wants to hear Beatles music all day long. Hey, they weren’t that great. The show was great with a mix of music, great food and classic VW’s. I’ve been going to this show since 2013 and spending quite a bit of money while in the process. I believe I’ll have to pass on this years show. Not everyone is a Beatles fan. Can’t stand the thought of nothing but Beatles music ringing in my ears all day long.

Anna Lotz
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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