Every spring, Holland America Bulb Farms celebrates the blooming of its magnificent multicolor tulips by hosting the Woodland Tulip Festival. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9, 10, 16, and 17, visitors can stroll through the fields and get up close and personal with hundreds of tulip varieties, take a “train” ride through the tulip blooms, enjoy live music and purchase refreshments. A variety of vendors will be on hand during the event selling food and crafts. New this year: a “U-pick” field, where you can choose your own beauties for just .50 a stem!
There’s also a charming gift shop where besotted tulip-lovers (also known as “tulipomaniacs”—it’s a real thing!) can purchase bulbs, blooms, and bouquets, potted spring flowers, garden accessories, jewelry, cards, and other treasures. The Tulip Festival is only on weekends, but the gift shop will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 to 4 p.m. on weekends.
The tulip farm is located at 1066 S. Pekin Rd. in Woodland. There’s plenty of free parking, and admission is free! If you can’t get enough tulips at the Tulip Festival, come back from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, for the Woodland Wine Tasting and Art Show.