Showing posts from May, 2011

Pella's Tulip Time Festival!

Iowa is a beautiful state and comes alive each spring with tulips in a special town, Pella! The 76th anniversary of  Pella's most colorful festival, Tulip Time, celebrates the Dutch town's Heritage  May 5th through May 7th.   Dutch clothing is an important custom of their heritage. Costumes are worn during tulip festival activities such as parades, street scrubbing,  grandstand show, Dutch dancers, a quilt show,  tractor rodeo, music, antique car show, Dutch food and other related events. Pella is an Iowa treasure, quaint and well preserved. Pella features seasonal traditional festivities throughout the year. Spring brings " Het Tulpen Feest in Pella," which means Tulip Time in Pella. This festival is dedicated to the memory of those early Dutch settlers who came to a new home in 1847 under the leadership of Dominie Hendrik Pieter Scholte. These  festivals, held in Pella since 1935, have commemorated the sacrifices made by those early ancestors who's heritag