Imagine strolling through over 100,000 blooming tulips with replicas of some of America’s most historic places as a backdrop. The 3rd Annual American Village Festival of Tulips in Montevallo, Alabama, is a fantastic outing for clubs, groups, and families. The event is perfect for motorcoach tours as well. The field of 100,000 tulips creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop for photos, so bring your camera.
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. (The flowers last longer if left on the bulb until you get them home.)
The Festival of Tulips will open as soon as 20% of the flowers are in bloom (likely mid-February) and will be open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m. (depending on weather and bloom time) as long as the flowers remain. 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.
Weekday admission to the American Village Festival of Tulips is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and youth, and free to veterans, active military and children 4 and under. Weekend admission is just $5. There is a group discount and catering option for groups of 20 or more that book in advance for a weekday trip. Call Jodie Wasyluka at (205) 665-3535 extension 1045 for more information on group tours.
Check the American Village website or Facebook page before your trip, just in case Mother Nature has inclement weather planned. Visit www.americanvillage.org for up-to-date news and photos of the tulip field.