If you are looking for something special and different, it begins when Tulip Valley Farms opens its second season on March 29th. Tickets for Easter weekend are now available at Tulip Valley Farms.

Tulip Valley Farms, is Skagit County’s only u-pick tulip field and the second largest u-pick tulip farm in the country. Spanning 13 acres at its flagship location in west Mount Vernon, it boasts 20 miles of aisles and tulips. Tulip Valley Farms has an impressive planting of 4 million tulip bulbs, all of which are a part of the unforgettable u-pick experience.

As in its inaugural year, guests are again allowed to wander between the rows of colorful tulips, guided by sprawling grassy walkways lined with hazelnut trees, adding to the farm’s charm with approximately 10,000 hazelnut trees across the estate.

“We believe that flowers are personal, so it’s our goal to create a uniquely personal experience for each guest. Our value is in the bloom. We’re not bulb growers,” said Andrew Miller, Tulip Valley Farms founder and farmer. “Our emphasis is in offering life-changing moments and creating an environment where people can reset. It’s a holistic vibe that we’re going for here. We want our visitors to take their time, enjoy the activities we’ll have going on throughout the day, and recharge their spirit.”

A few of the planned activities this year include daily guided farm tours with Farmer Andrew; a farm animal petting section, with Mamacita Highland cow ready to birth her calf any day now; a food truck; and, at the insistence of Andrew’s teenagers: hammocking! Once again, “Night Blooms” will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings whereby the farm will be lit up so that visitors can safely enjoy the bloom under the stars. This unique nighttime experience offers visitors the opportunity to extend their visit and immerse themselves in the vibrance of spring and the pleasures of farm life after the sun sets.

“Our farm is a place where guests can experience the joy of hand-picking their own tulips amidst a quintessential Pacific Northwest landscape at the peak of spring color, creating memories that will last a lifetime,” added Miller.

Tulip Valley Farm ticket prices when purchased online (tickets will be $3 more at the gate) are:

  • Children (ages 3-15): $8.50
  • Adults (ages 16+): $13.50
  • Seniors/Military (ID required at entry): $10.50
  • Any day pass (come any day you choose): $25
  • Pre-purchase a u-pick bouquet and get 25 stems for $20. Bouquets not purchased before/at entry will be $2/stem at the wrap station.

Night Bloom ticket prices are:

  • Children (ages 3-15): $5
  • Adults (16+): $12
  • Reserve a firepit with six (6) seats and s’mores kits for $100

Tulip Valley Farms also adds value to each visitor by offering:

  • Free twice-daily farm tours with Farmer/CEO Andrew Miller at 10:00am and 2:00pm, Monday through Saturday
  • Night Bloom program on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • New “Wow” and “Parrot” Gardens
  • New “Red, White, and Bloom” planting in honor of America’s disabled veterans
  • U-pick wrap stations for quick and easy packaging
  • Farm animals for petting and photos
  • Many unique and beautiful photo opportunities
  • Ready-to-go floral bouquets for purchase
  • Plentiful parking
  • Outside food and beverage (not including alcohol) is allowed; picnics are encouraged!
  • Pets allowed with Pet Pass

How much fun could this be, especially the night opportunities? It will be followed by the annual month-long Tulip Festival that runs from Apil 1- 30. Details on that tomorrow!