Are We There Yet?
The 6th Annual American Village Festival of Tulips is officially open!
Stroll through a field of tens of thousands of tulips, in all the colors of the rainbow. Pick the ones you want to keep – tulips are $2.00 each plus tax, and include both flower and bulb. Bring your family and friends and don’t forget your camera. The tulips and the American Village’s beautiful campus create a one-of-a-kind backdrop for photos.
Forty different varieties and blends of tulips were planted at the American Village in early December 2021. Favorites such as Banja Luka (striped yellow/red), Gentle Giants (mixed pinks), Thanks and Praise (white and yellow mix) and Queen of Night (dark maroon) are back for the 2022 Festival. New varieties making their first appearance include Tom Pouce (fuchsia/yellow), Velvet Ondergrond (red/yellow/white Parrot tulip) and Parade Design (red with variegated foliage). There are early, mid-season and late blooming varieties, so whenever you come there will be a great selection of flowers.
The American Village will be open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m. once the Festival of Tulips begins (weather permitting). Admission to the Festival of Tulips will be $5 per person. If you are visiting on a weekday, you can also explore the American Village’s 188-acre campus and take a self-guided tour of the more than 20 historically inspired buildings. Additionally, there will be entertainment in the tulip field. The American Village costumed historical interpreters will have scheduled performances Monday-Sunday. Entertainment will include a puppet show, an American Revolutionary War soldier’s encampment, and encounters with patriots of the past.
When visiting the Festival of Tulips enter the front gate at the American Village and follow the signs to the parking lot directly beside the tulip field. You’ll pay admission and pay for the tulips you pick at the field. To find out more information, visit us online at www.americanvillage.org or follow the American Village Facebook page. †