Montevallo, Ala. (WIAT) — This weekend, an annual festival returns to Shelby County. The Festival of Tulips opens Saturday, February 24th at American Village.
This year marks the second year for the event. The field of over 100,000 tulips features replicas of some of America’s most historic places as a backdrop, creating a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity. It’s perfect for clubs, groups, families and motorcoach tours.
As the only you-pick tulip field in the region, visitors can take home armfuls of beautiful blooms. 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 at the American Village is open Monday-Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 12-4 starting February 24th. It continues through mid-April, depending on the weather and bloom time. You can check the American Village Tulip Watch here or monitor Facebook to keep up with the blooms.
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 $5. There is a group discount and catering option for groups of 20 or more that book in advance for a weekday trip.
For more information on American Village, click here.