Orange City Tulip Festival Underway

Orange City, Iowa — The 82nd annual Orange City Tulip Festival is underway.

This year’s Tulip Festival Queen is Amanda Hulstein, a senior at MOC/Floyd Valley High School. She says the excitement of being named Tulip Queen has been building since she was crowned last November.

Hulstein rode the queen’s float Thursday afternoon as things got underway and says she learned something about the event as it took off.

Hulstein offers advice for people attending the Orange City Tulip Festival.

Hulstein plans to attend Iowa State University after graduation. The Orange City Tulip Festival runs through Saturday. Go to to see the full schedule of events.