Entries by Mike Hofman

2018 Tulip Festival Extravaganza scheduled

The annual Orange City Tulip Festival Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 14, at 11:45 a.m. at Prairie Winds Event Center.  The event features a luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. with the program to follow during which the costumes for the 2018 Tulip Queen and Court are revealed and the 2018 parade marshals will be […]

ArtBurst 2018

Regional artists are invited to apply to exhibit and sell their work at ArtBurst 2018, a juried fine art fair scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, in Orange City, Iowa. Free to the public, ArtBurst is part of the Orange City Tulip Festival, a celebration of the community’s Dutch heritage that attracts […]

Dutch Dozen Auditions

Dutch Dozen Auditions are January 24th from 3:30 to 5:00 at the Orange City Elementary Music Room. More information available by contacting Sharon Foughty at: sfoughty@mocfv.org or Brande Pals at: bjpals12@gmail.com The Dutch Dozen was formed in 1947, and continues to be a highlight of the festival each year. A group of 12 young ladies and 12 young men, all […]

2018 Orange City Tulip Queen Crowned

The 2018 Tulip Court (L-R): Corinne Wiese, Josie Maasdam, Queen Juliana Tien, Haley Smit, Alexa Arends Juliana Tien was crowned the 2018 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 13. Juliana will reign over the 78th annual Tulip Festival, set for May 17, 18 and 19, 2018. A senior at Unity Christian High School in Orange […]

2018 Tulip Queen Pageant to be held November 13

The 2018 Tulip Queen Pageant will be held Monday, Nov. 13 at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for all attendees, regardless of age or whether they choose to vote. Candidates for the 2018 Tulip Queen include: Alexa Arends, […]

Orange City’s 2018 Tulip Court Elected

Orange CIty’s 2018 Tulip Court (L-R): Corinne Wiese, Alexa Arends, Josie Maasdam, Haley Smit, Juliana Tien  Orange City’s 2018 Tulip Court was elected on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Tulip Court members for the 78th annual Tulip Festival include: Alexa Arends, daughter of Troy and Darla Arends; Josie Maasdam, daughter of Kirk and Becky Maasdam; Haley […]

2018 Night Show Production Announced

  The Tulip Festival Steering Committee has announced the annual Night Show musical production for May 15-19, 2018, as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. “Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Epic scenery, custom built enchanted sets, and professional costumes will make this show […]

2017 Parade Marshals Introduced

The Tulip Festival Steering Committee is very pleased to honor the Pressman-Koster Post 329 of The American Legion as the parade marshals for the 77th annual event. Each year a Parade Marshal is chosen for the festival.  This honor is given to recognize someone for the contributions they have made to the festival in past […]