Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: February 25 - April 15, 2017

 

Tiptoe Through the Tulips - Over 70,000 of Them at the  Festival of Tulips, American Village, Montevallo, AL

 

 

 

Montevallo, Alabama, February 23, 2017 - Beginning February 25 and running through mid April (depending on bloom time) the American Village is debuting a new seasonal spring event – The Festival of Tulips.
 
Stroll through over 70,000 blooming tulips with replicas of some of America’s most historic places as a backdrop. The American Village (3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115) is a unique attraction in the heart of Alabama, situated on 183 acres of rolling pasture and wooded land in the small college city of Montevallo, about a half hour south of Birmingham, in Shelby County. Here visitors step onto the stage of American history and discover the power and drama of America’s journey for independence, liberty and self-government.
 
The field of tulips creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop for photos. Bring your own camera, or ask about professional photography packages.
 
As the only you-pick tulip field in the region, visitors can take home armfuls of beautiful blooms. Stroll through bed after bed of tulips in every color of the rainbow, pick the ones you want to purchase, and package your flowers to take home. Tulips are $1.50 each, bulb included. (The flowers last longer if left on the bulb until you get them home.)
 
The Festival of Tulips will be open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12-4pm through mid April. In addition to experiencing the tulips, visitors can take part in Colonial games, encounter patriots of the past, experience the Continental Army encampment, Colonial Chapel, Randall Museum and National Veterans Shrine.
 
Weekday admission to the American Village Festival of Tulips is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and youth, and free to veterans, active military and children 4 and under. Weekend admission is $5. There is a group discount and catering option for groups of 20 or more that book in advance for a weekday trip. Call Jodie Wasyluka at (205) 665-3535 extension 1045 for more information on group tours.
 
Visit
www.americanvillage.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gen_news_index  for up-to-date news and photos of the tulip field.

 

Highlights of the American Village Campus include Washington Hall, inspired by George Washington’s Mount Vernon home; a Colonial Courthouse; replicas of the White House Oval Office and East Room; and a Colonial Chapel inspired by Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg, Virginia. A Colonial Garden; Concord Bridge, which spans a one and one-half acre lake; a replica of the Liberty Bell; and the old-fashioned and beautifully restored Barn, round out this distinctive campus.
 

Web: www.americanvillage.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Melanie Poole

Email: mpoole@americanvillage.org

Phone: (205) 665-3535

 

The American Village

Montevallo, Alabama

Web: www.americanvillage.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

Event Name: The American Village Festival of Tulips

Event Date: February 25 - April 15

Event Time: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12-4pm through mid April.

Event Location: 3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, Al 35115

Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and youth, and free to veterans, active military and children 4 and under. Weekend admission is $5. There is a group discount and catering option for groups of 20 or more that book in advance for a weekday trip.

Web: www.americanvillage.org

Contact: Melanie Poole, mpoole@americanvillage.org, (205) 665-3535

Description: Beginning February 25 and running through mid April (depending on bloom time) the American Village is debuting a new seasonal spring event – The Festival of Tulips.   Stroll through over 70,000 blooming tulips with replicas of some of America’s most historic places as a backdrop. The American Village (3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115) is a unique attraction in the heart of Alabama, situated on 183 acres of rolling pasture and wooded land in the small college city of Montevallo, about a half hour south of Birmingham, in Shelby County. Here visitors step onto the stage of American history and discover the power and drama of America’s journey for independence, liberty and self-government.   The field of tulips creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop for photos. Bring your own camera, or ask about professional photography packages. Visit www.americanvillage.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gen_news_index  for up-to-date news and photos of the tulip field.

 


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