Shown in image left to right:  Kinzie Van Kekerix, Nevaeh Sampson, Amanda Hulstein, Elizabeth King, and Katelyn Huizenga

Amanda Hulstein was crowned the 2023 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 21. Amanda will reign over the 82nd annual Tulip Festival, set for May 18, 19, and 20, 2023.

A senior at MOC Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, Amanda Hulstein is the daughter of Brent and Mary Hulstein.

Amanda is joined on the 2023 Tulip Court by court members Katelyn Huizenga, daughter of Aaron and Kim Huizenga, Elizabeth King, daughter of Don & Miranda King, Nevaeh Sampson, daughter of Brent and Teresa Sampson, and Kinzie Van Kekerix, daughter of Leroy and Jasey Van Kekerix.

A Queen’s Tea with the court members and three pageant judges was held on Monday, November 21. A special crowning ceremony took place on that evening where the Tulip Court participated in introductions, question segments, and presentations, in order to select the 2023 Tulip Festival Queen.  A livestream was made available on the Tulip Festival website for the crowning event. 

Amanda and her court will serve as ambassadors for the Orange City Tulip Festival as they travel in the spring, making several media and public appearances.