5.02.2012

Wanderlust Wednesday: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Every year from April 1-30th, the tulips bloom.
Located 60 miles north of Seattle and 70 miles south of Vancouver, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the most gorgeous places/events that I have ever seen.
In Skagit Valley, the main town is Mt. Vernon, which makes a good destination itself. So before we headed out to the Tulips, we went to a large street fair (I believe it is the second to last weekend in April). The tulip festival street fair spans the whole town and after walking a bit in the crowds, we were parched and hungry, so we grabbed some tacos and margaritas at a surprisingly hip little bar and then headed out into the tulip madness.
One of the downsides of such a beautiful festival is traffic! There is an insane amount, so I recommend grabbing bikes and biking from farm to farm (or else you have to pay a lot of parking fees).
We were tipped off by a local to find Snowgoose Produce, and grab icecream. We thought we were let in on a secret, but when we showed up there was about a 30 minute wait for the sugary stuff. But, it's worth it. You get a ball of ice-cream about the size of your head and there are hundreds of delicious flavors. I panicked and chose the old standby, cookie dough.
   
 The colors are insane and i've never seen whole fields colored red, or yellow, or pink. It is breathtaking.

13 comments :

  1. this is beautiful! there is a tulip festival in Oregon that i keep forgetting to go to. and by forgetting, i mean i'm too lazy to drive an hour away to go ;)

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  2. I went a few years ago, so gorgeous! I was born in Mount Vernon (not in the tulip fields, ha, but a birth center) so it's a special place for me :) xo

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  3. This looks so amazing!! your photos are breathtakingly beautiful! This September we are moving to Vancouver for a year so I definitely plan to attend this next April! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Thanks for the comments- I'm glad you all liked the photos/ though it's definitely easy to take good ones when everything you are shooting at is beautiful!

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  5. I really wanted to go see the tulips this year but we left for Alaska too soon! Looks beautiful! Maybe next year for us!

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  6. hiii! i just found your blog and i love it! the layout, everything :) YAY for new reads
    xxo em

    AWESOME PICS BTW

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  7. Thanks Em and Andi! Glad you like the pictures! and Kym: hopefully you can catch it next year although Alaska must be breathtaking right now too!

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  8. Wow, this is so beautiful! I thought tulip fields were only in The Netherlands - had no idea they had them in the States too!

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  9. I have never seen so many tulips before!! So beautiful ~

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  10. What unbelievable colors. There must be more tulips than in Holland. So cute the little girls among the flowers.

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  11. oh, goodness! the flowers look amazing. i so love the colors... and you take pictures pretty well, too! i love the photos of the little girls among the flowers. great shots!

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  12. oh, goodness! the flowers look amazing. i so love the colors... and you take pictures pretty well, too! i love the photos of the little girls among the flowers. great shots!

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