2019 Tulip Queen Pageant to be held November 12

The 2019 Tulip Queen Pageant will be held Monday, Nov. 12 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 2019 Tulip Queen include: Aarika Van Gelder, daughter of Larry and Phyllis Van Gelder, Allison Haverdink, daughter of Mark and Suzanne Haverdink, Emma De Groot, daughter of Don and Michelle Vaas, Jadeyn Schutt, daughter of Bruce and Amy Schutt, Jadeyn Veltkamp, daughter of Brad and Susan Veltkamp.

Tulip Queen candidates will give presentations on Orange City and will be interviewed by both the judges and emcees of the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the 2019 Tulip Queen during the pageant. The 2019 Tulip Queen will be crowned as a conclusion to the event.

The Tulip Festival Night Show will also make some announcements during the event.

See more details here: 2019 Pageant Details

Orange City’s 2019 Tulip Court Elected

 

Orange City’s 2019 Tulip Court was elected on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

Tulip Court members for the 79th annual Tulip Festival are: Aarika Van Gelder, daughter of Larry and Phyllis Van Gelder, Allison Haverdink, daughter of Mark and Suzanne Haverdink, Emma De Groot, daughter of Don and Michelle Vaas, Jadeyn Schutt, daughter of Bruce and Amy Schutt, Jadeyn Veltkamp, daughter of Brad and Susan Veltkamp.

A Queen’s Tea and Pageant will be held on November 12 to crown the 2019 Tulip Queen. The Queen and Court will serve as ambassadors for Orange City’s 79th annual Tulip Festival, set for May 16-18, 2019.

2019 Tulip Court Elections to be held September 19

The 2019 Tulip Court Election will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

Voting for the 2019 Tulip Court will take place from 12 to 8 p.m. at Stadscentrum, located on the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street North in Orange City.

Eligible voters are adults with an Orange City address and 7th through 12th-grade students at MOC-Floyd Valley, Orange City Christian School, and Unity Christian High School.

Tulip Court candidates for 2019 are: Aarika Van Gelder, daughter of Larry and Phyllis Van Gelder, Allison Haverdink, daughter of Mark and Suzanne Haverdink, Anna Van Holland, daughter of Greg and Susan Van Holland, Brooke Venema, daughter of Dan and Tonya Venema, Emma De Groot, daughter of Don and Michelle Vaas, Jadeyn Schutt, daughter of Bruce and Amy Schutt, Jadeyn Veltkamp, daughter of Brad and Susan Veltkamp, Jordyn Jeltema, daughter of Allen and Pam Jeltema, Lindsay Kuiper, daughter of Bruce and Nicki Kuiper.

The 2019 Tulip Court will be announced after 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Candidate eligibility and general questions can be directed to the Tulip Festival office at 712-707-4510.

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast to return as 2019 Tulip Festival Night Show

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The Tulip Festival’s annual Night Show production will again be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

In addition to the May 15-18 line up of shows, there will be an additional show on Tuesday, May 14. The show will begin at a special time, 6:30 p.m., creating a family-friendly time frame for all to enjoy. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and can get their picture taken with the cast after the show.  Tickets will go on sale in early 2019 and be available at the Orange City chamber office for the purchase price of $20 each.

Tryouts for the show will be announced soon.  Location of the tryout will be the Unity Christian Knight Center.

New photos have been released detailing the types of costumes Orange City will see when Beauty and the Beast hits the stage. The entire cast will be costumed with professional rented costumes from Costume World Theatrical, of Deerfield Beach, FL; the largest provider of costumes in the country.

The licensee and production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast include Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice.  Book by Linda Woolverton. Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth and Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Tulip Festival Visitor Survey

If you joined us for Tulip Festival 2018, we would love to hear from you!

Please fill out this survey and you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card to Starbucks.

Thank you for joining us for our Tulip Festival. We hope to see you again next year!

Adult Dutch Dance practice dates are set for Tulip Festival

The Tulip Festival Steering Committee invites adults, college-age and older, to participate in the Adult Dutch Dance portion of this year’s Straat Feest. Both new and returning dancers are welcome and encouraged to join.

Adult Dutch Dance Practice dates are set for six Monday evenings, beginning in April. The dates include April 9, 16, 23, 30, as well as May 7, 14. Each practice will be held from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. at the Orange City Town Hall.

Authentic Dutch costumes are required for participants. If you’re new to the group, we encourage you to come to all of the practices. If you are a returner, feel free to join us as your schedule permits, but we’d love to have everyone on the final Monday before Tulip Festival.

Questions? Contact Kris McDonald at 712.541.3636 or via email: kmcdonal@nwciowa.edu

2018 Dutch Costume Exchange set for April 4

The 2018 Tulip Festival Dutch costume exchange is set for Wednesday, Apr. 4. The event will take place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Stadscentrum, located on the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street North in Orange City.

Individuals interested in selling Dutch costumes can bring them to the Orange City Tulip Festival office, located at 509 8th Street SE, on Monday, Apr. 2 or Tuesday, Apr. 3.

Sellers should determine the price of their costumes and are asked to print and fill out the seller’s form. Please note that the Tulip Festival Steering Committee only accepts authentic Dutch costumes for the exchange.

Individuals interested in purchasing Dutch costumes don’t need to have an authentic Dutch costume to sell, and individuals interested in selling authentic Dutch costumes don’t need to purchase others.

A variety of costumes will be available for purchase for children and adults.

2018 Tulip Festival brochures have arrived

The Orange City Tulip Festival is pleased to announce the annual Tulip Festival brochures have arrived at the Tulip Festival office.

Individuals interested in receiving their own brochure can either request for one to be mailed to them by filling out this form or can pick one up today at the Tulip Festival office, located at 509 8th Street SE.

The brochure includes a daily schedule of the Tulip Festival, information on festival activities, attractions and special events such as Straatfeest and the Night Show. Also included is information on food, travel and lodging at and around the Tulip Festival.

Questions about the brochure can be directed to the Tulip Festival office at 712-707-4510.

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 introduced.

The 2018 Tulip Court will also present their traveling road show for the first time. The road show, which the festival royalty wrote and will present to various organizations, schools, and residential care facilities this spring,  tells of the events and attractions at Tulip Festival and gives a detailed overview of their costumes.

Members of the 2018 Tulip Court are Queen Juliana Tien, daughter of Gale and Cathie Tien, Alexa Arends, daughter of Troy and Darla Arends; Josie Maasdam, daughter of Kirk and Becky Maasdam; Haley Smit, daughter of Jason and Kara Smit; Corinne Wiese, daughter of Robert and Tricia Wiese.

An additional highlight will be a “teaser” of the upcoming Tulip Festival Night Show production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The cast has been tirelessly rehearsing the show and some members will be present to share the progress with attendees.

Tickets $20 and are available now at the Tulip Festival Windmill Office on Hwy 10 or by calling 712-707-4510.