Tulip Festival – 2018

The Tulip Festival was such a dream!

It was such a welcome splash of color and sun in a time of dreary grey. We drove out to the Skagit Valley to enjoy some blooms and fresh air; it was delightful.


Zach and I decided to drive out early to try to beat the crowds, as previous blogs noted that the traffic could be a “Nightmarish Hellscape”. Going out pretty early did prove to be the best course of action as the traffic wasn’t too terrible and we found a parking spot pretty easily.


The festival is actually comprised of a couple of different farms. They each have their own pricing, parking, and tulip fields. In this way, there is more to see than we decided to see.


There is only one (very LARGE) field of tulips. however, it had dozens of different types of tulips that there was constant variety as we walked around the square field.

A cute little fountain.

At the opening of the festival, there is a covered area for people to buy coffee, snacks, crafts, and tulip bulbs. It was really helpful to explore that area first as there were signs with a guide to all the tulip varieties.

Such beautiful strips of color!


Zach’s hands for scale. These tulips were huge!




I even got to buy my own tulips to bloom this Spring and they came with instructions for how to keep the bulbs for next Spring! I can’t wait to see how they do!





We loved the sunshine!

I can’t wait to go back next year and experience all the tulips again! It brought so much joy and happiness to a lot of people.

Much love,






Author: Chelsea Yell

I write for fun and to keep up with memories I make with others.

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