Tomball celebrates gusher namesake

May 19, 2018 by  

Later this month, Tomball will be hosting the Oiltown USA Jamboree in celebration of the gusher of 1933 of the Humble Oil Company.

This jamboree is an old-style county fair that marks the event which took place in 1933 that enabled Tomball to be known as Oiltown USA. Among the old-style activities will be a pie eating contest that H-E-B is sponsoring. There will also be songs from the 1930s and 1940s by Cool Freddie and the Crew, as well as a petting zoo for the kids and free pony rides. Attendees will be able to purchase food from vendors and engage in county fair style games and contests.

A special ceremony will be held to recognize the original Tomball Oil Patch Kids.

There will be pieces from the personal collection of the Klein family on display. These will show the three family businesses they have run in town, as well as scenes of the early days of the area. Market Street will be lined with vintage trucks and cars on display that have been sponsored by the Piney Woods Ford Model ‘A’ Car Club.

The jamboree will be taking place at the historic 1907 Depot on Sunday, May 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Parking and admission are free.

Various printing services can be used to publicize such annual events and their many old-style country fair activities and attractions.

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