In 2017 the American Village in Montevallo debuted a new seasonal spring event – The Festival of Tulips. The field of 75,000 tulips created a lot of buzz and turned the heads of drivers as they passed the Highway 119 campus. During the Festival over 3,800 people visited the American Village, strolling through row after row of colorful blooms, taking photos, and picking flowers and bulbs to take home.
This year the Festival of Tulips will be even bigger – with over 100,000 flowers!
The festival will once again provide a fantastic outing for clubs, groups, and families. The event is perfect for motorcoach tours as well. The field of over 100,000 tulips, with replicas of some of America’s most historic places as a backdrop, creates a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity, so bring your camera!
As the only you-pick tulip field in the region, visitors can take home armfuls of beautiful blooms. Tulips will be $1.50 each plus tax, bulb included. (The flowers last longer if left on the bulb until you get them home.)
The Festival of Tulips at the American Village will be open Monday-Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 12-4 beginning February 24, and continuing through mid April (depending on weather and bloom time). The Village advises that you check their website (www.americanvillage.org/tulipwatch) and Facebook page for field updates.
In addition to experiencing the tulips, visitors can take part in Colonial games, encounter patriots of the past, experience the Continental Army encampment, Colonial Chapel, Randall Museum and National Veterans Shrine.