The Best Tulip Festival in the Southern U.S.

Festival of Tulips

You don’t have to take a plane to the Netherlands to frolick through gorgeous tulips. The best tulip festival in the southern U.S. is a hidden gem right in the middle of Alabama. I’ve had my eye on this festival for a year and have been checking their website every day for a month to see when they would be in bloom. This festival has over 100,000 tulips in different varieties and is open from mid-February to mid-March every year. You can pick your own tulips to bring home and replant so that they will come back each year. I don’t have a green thumb to keep them alive but I never miss an opportunity to be surrounded by flowers. I highly recommend not wearing white pants. Also, rain boots are a great idea if it has been raining recently before you visit.

The Festival of Tulips is held in American Village at 3727 AL-119, Montevallo, Alabama 35115. It’s a quick 30 minute trip from Birmingham and would be an easy day trip from most of north Alabama. Admission is $10 on weekdays and $5 on weekends plus $1.50 per flower – cards or cash.

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Montevallo, Alabama Tulip Festival
The Best Tulip Festival in the Southern U.S.
The Best Tulip Festival in the Southern U.S.
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12 Comments

  1. February 28, 2019 / 6:27 am

    I went to a tulip festival in Michigan a few years ago and would love to go to one again! Your photos are beautiful!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  2. February 28, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    Oh wow it is just beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous and we have a tulip festival not far from our home here in Washington state! It’s always so pretty!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  3. March 1, 2019 / 9:59 am

    That looks so beautiful and I’d love pick my own too one day. Thanks for linking this post with us at #omhgww!

  4. March 1, 2019 / 10:21 am

    What beautiful photos! I am a big fan of tulips and looking forward to my own modest display in a few weeks’ time. I had no idea tulips were a thing in the US and that you could see blooms like this in Alabama! Thanks for linking up at #WowOnWednesday.

  5. March 3, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    I’ve noticed we’ve got tulip leaves starting to come up over here in the UK. Looking forward to spring. Love the pic of you sitting amongst them. Thanks for linking to muttonstyle Monday linkup

  6. Jessica
    March 5, 2019 / 11:04 am

    These are so pretty! I love flower fields. We have one in Southern California thats amazing.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. March 12, 2019 / 1:04 pm

    Spectacular pictures ! Love the backdrop.

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