Barbecue cook-off, 9/11 commemorations: 10 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia on Sept. 10-11

The city of Tomball will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at The Depot Plaza. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Tomball will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at The Depot Plaza. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Tomball will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at The Depot Plaza. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sept. 10-11: Attend annual cook-off

The 12th annual Danny Dietz Memorial Cook-off will be held at the Texas Renaissance Festival. The event will include vendors, food trucks, axe throwing, a 9/11 memorial and a concert on Saturday night. 3 p.m.-midnight (Sept. 10), 8 a.m.-12:30 a.m. (Sept. 11). $10. 11282 CR 302, Plantersville. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com

Sept. 10: Catch a Tomball High School football game

Tomball High School football is hosting a home game against Port Neches-Groves. Both teams are currently undefeated. Tomball is coming off a 52-0 win against Nimitz. 7:30 p.m. $5 (students), $6 (adults), $7 (reserved seating). 20235 Cypress Rosehill Road, Tomball. 281-357-3100. www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/administrative-services/athletics/tickets

Sept. 11: Commemorate 9/11 with Tomball


The city of Tomball will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony and lunch at The Depot. The ceremony will be held at the Gazebo at 8:46 a.m. with prayer and a flag raising. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be free for first responders. The city will also light symbolic lights at The Depot Plaza on Friday and Saturday nights. 8:46 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. https://tomballtx.gov/

Sept. 11: Find a job at Ren Fest

The Texas Renaissance Festival is looking to fill 400 positions for the upcoming festival season. The festival will host a job fair at the fairgrounds for all positions, including merchandise sales, food prep, and game and ride attendants. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 11282 CR 302, Plantersville. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com

Sept. 11: View Hummingbirds

Harris County Precinct 3 will host its 13th annual Kleb Hummingbird Festival at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve. Guests can view as many as 100 ruby-throated hummingbirds, go on a nature walk, and attend various history and nature discussions. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 20303 Draper Road, Tomball. 281-357-5324. www.pct3.com

Sept. 11: Honor 9/11 with cornhole tournament

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 is hosting a cornhole tournament to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. There will be prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams. All proceeds will benefit the Harris County Veterans War Memorial. 2 p.m. $35. 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.facebook.com/TomballVFW

Sept. 11: Welcome new artists to DaVinci Artists Gallery

DaVinci Artists Gallery is welcoming two new artists, Harvey Dunn and Shauna Martin, during its monthly open house art exhibition. Guests can enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine and mingle with artists at the gallery. 5-8 p.m. Free. 315 W. Main St., Tomball. 281-516-9595. www.davinciartistsgallery.com

Sept. 11: Support an FFA Club

The Tomball High School FFA Booster Club will hold a social including live music featuring Jenna Katherine and Jason Allen and auctions. There will also be a special 20th anniversary commemoration of 9/11 honoring local first responders. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10 (students), $15 (parents). 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. www.tomball.anow.org

Sept. 11: Watch a movie at the Depot

Tomball is hosting its 2nd Saturday at the Depot at the Community Center. Guests can bring lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy a showing of "Hook." 8-10 p.m. Free. 221 Market St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov

Sept. 11: Drink beer, shop local, listen to live music

Lone Pint Brewery is hosting its Vendor Market Day in its beer garden with live music from Anthony Pitt and Mark May. Food will be available from Reveille BBQ and Uncle Tony’s Burgers. 3-7 p.m. Free. 507 Commerce St., Magnolia. 713-304-5069. www.lonepint.com
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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