COVID-19 brings Tomball's 2020 festival season to a halt

The city of Tomball announced Aug. 14 all city events for the remainder of 2020 have been canceled because of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when Harris County officials may lift guidelines limiting large gatherings, according to a city news release. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
The city of Tomball announced Aug. 14 all city events for the remainder of 2020 have been canceled because of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when Harris County officials may lift guidelines limiting large gatherings, according to a city news release. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

The city of Tomball announced Aug. 14 all city events for the remainder of 2020 have been canceled because of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when Harris County officials may lift guidelines limiting large gatherings, according to a city news release. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

The city of Tomball announced Aug. 14 all city events for the remainder of 2020 have been canceled because of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when Harris County officials may lift guidelines limiting large gatherings, according to a city news release.

This includes GroovFest 2020, Paces4Pink, Zomball in Tomball, the Freight Train Food Truck Festival, the Tomball Bluegrass Festival and Depot Day this fall, as well as the city's Christmas tree lighting and Deck the Depot events, according to the release.


However, the city is considering virtually presenting some previously scheduled events, such as the Tomball Bluegrass Festival and the Christmas tree lighting, via livestreaming or airing the events on the city's radio station, KTTF 95.3 FM, according to the release. Plans for the virtual events are forthcoming.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

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 for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these 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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