Tulip festival blooms with color


Brett Terrill

On February 17th, The 4th Annual Tulip Festival opened up to the public at the American Village. This year’s festival consists of nearly 100,000 tulips with a large variety of species. During the weekdays, admission into the festival is $10 and during the weekends, the admission drops to only $5. Visitors can take home armfuls of beautiful blooms from the only you-pick tulip field in the region! Stroll through bed after bed of tulips in every color of the rainbow, pick the ones you want to purchase, and package your flowers to take home. Tulips are $1.50 each, bulb included. 

MHS student Abigail Heuton states that “I have always enjoyed going to the festival and being able to see the beautiful tulips each year.” The festival is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., as long as the blossoms remain. 

When guests aren’t picking the lovely tulips, they can enjoy colonial-inspired games, experience loyalists of the past, experience the Continental Army place to stay, Colonial Chapel, Randall Museum and National Veterans Shrine. 

 Heuton later also exclaims that she has “a deep appreciation” and “admires all the hard work put into the festival each year.”