Entries by Mike Hofman

2019 Tulip Court Costumes Revealed

This year our Tulip Court costumes come from the fishing village of Marken in Noord-Holland on the Zuiderzee. With the men out to sea fishing, the women, isolated on the island, had lots of time to devote to embellishing their brightly colored costumes with ornate fabrics, trims and embroidery. This year’s costume has a total […]

2019 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 […]

2019 Dutch Costume Exchange set for April 3

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, […]

2019 Tulip Festival Extravaganza

The annual Orange City Tulip Festival Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 13, 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 2019 Tulip Queen and Court are revealed and the 2019 parade marshals will be introduced. The 2019 […]

Dutch Dozen Auditions

Dutch Dozen Auditions are January 23rd from 3:30 to 5:00 at the Orange City Community Room locates in the basement of the town hall. More information available by contacting Amanda Lemke amanda.lemke17@gmail.com 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 […]

2019 Orange City Tulip Queen Crowned

The 2019 Tulip Court (L-R): Emma De Groot, Jadeyn Schutt, Queen Allison Haverdink, Jadeyn Veltkamp, Aarika Van Gelder. Allison Haverdink was crowned the 2019 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 12. Allison will reign over the 79th annual Tulip Festival, set for May 16, 17, and 18, 2019. A senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School in […]