Tulips Take Over Orange City

Northwest Iowa’s Dutch mecca hosts its Tulip Festival this year May 19–21.

Now in its 86th year, Orange City encourages all visitors to go Dutch for the weekend.

At this year’s Tulip Festival (May19-21) visitors can sample Dutch delicacies, watch parades, see music and dancers from locals in authentic costumes, tour the town by horse-drawn trolley, take in a performance of “Mamma Mia!” and much more.

While in town, shop for imported tulip bulbs and attend a tulip talk to learn about the beloved bulb. And for more Dutch specialties to take home, Woundstra Meat Market is the place, complete with staff decked in traditional attire. Shop the meat counter for smoked sausages, plus find cheeses and sweet treats.

Learn more about the festival at octulipfestival.com.


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