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Tulip Festival - Day #3

Enjoy free live music, self-guided orchard walks, hard cider, food trucks, fitness n' family activities AND pick-your-tulips! Festival entrance is free but PRE-PURCHASED tickets for tulip picking REQUIRED. Tulip picking tickets will go live late April-early May as we monitor fields. FAQs follow.

Tickets will become available Spring 2023 as we monitor the field.
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Tulip Festival - Day #3
Tulip Festival - Day #3

Time & Location

May 13, 2023, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913, USA

About the Event

FAQS

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance or may I just arrive at the farm to pick? 

Pre-purchased tickets are required. While we offer walk-in tickets on the farm for all other crops, tulips are the only crop where online pre-purchased tickets are required. This provides the best possible experience for every guest while ensuring  there are tulips for all.

How do I purchase tickets? 

Expect tickets to become available late-April through mid-May as we monitor the weather and tulip field. You will find those tickets here. When you do book, select your date carefully. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Rain or shine unless we close the field per inclement weather. Ticket time options allow for a flexible 2 hour windows of picking. We do anticipate tickets selling out so please stay close on Instagram, Facebook or join our newsletter at the bottom of our home page for up-to-the minute updates.

How much are pick-your-own tulip tickets? 

All tickets are pre-purchase only. Ages 3+ require a ticket.

- Pick-your-own tulip ticket - $20 per dozen and allows tulip field entrance for up to 2 people

- Non-picking ticket - $5 per person for those that want to enter the field but don't want to pick

*Tickets are not required to enjoy the rest of the festival happenings or to view the garden from outside the fenced field.

How long will tulip picking last?

Depending on spring conditions, we anticipate tulip picking will begin the first week of May and go through mid-May.

Do I get to keep the tulips bulbs and how do I replant them?

Pulling the bulb with your tulip is highly encouraged to get a long stem for larger bouquets. You might try to replant the bulb with the stem and flower intact for the best chance of regrowth the following year (~70%). If you just plant the bulb, foliage is possible but flowers may be unlikely. Or just enjoy your blooms and visit the farm store in the fall for our annual bulb sale.

May I book a mini-session in the tulip field?

For those who wish to capture images of spring blooms for personal or business uses, you may use the spaces surrounding the garden at no cost. Decorative flower beds will also have beautiful varieties of tulips to enjoy at no cost. For those that wish to enter the field even for just photos, tickets are required. The non-picking $5/person ticket is a great option. If you are looking for a private experience, we encourage you to come at the end of the day closer to 3-4 pm when fewer people are in the field. Field closes at 5 pm.

What else is happening during Tulip Fest?

The multi-weekend festival offers something for everyone. Here's what's happening:

Farm Store - The store is open daily from 8 am - 6 pm for groceries, donuts, baked goods, hard cider, and farmhouse gifts beginning Friday, 4/21.

Food Truck - The PitchFORK is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am - 4 pm beginning Saturday, 4/22

Play - Farmer Glenn's Trike Yard and horse swings open 4/21

Barnyard - Chickens and goats arrive early-May.

Property - Self guided walking tours are available every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm from Saturday, 4/22- Sunday 5/28.

Hard Cider Bar & Free Live Music -  Join us for outdoor hard cider bar every weekend from 12 - 3 pm.

Events - We have lots of family-friendly activities scheduled. View events calendar.

When does strawberry picking begin? 

Strawberry season begins in June followed by blueberries, raspberries, peaches and apples. Plus, the summer garden opens early July for cut-your-own flowers.

Menu Selection

  • 8 - 10 am - 1 Dozen Tulips

    Includes 1 dozen cut-your-own tulips for up to 2 people (ages 3+) for picking anytime between 8:00 -10:00 a.m.

    $20.00
  • 8 - 10 am - Non-Picker Ticket

    Includes entry anytime between 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. for anyone ages 3+ who would like to enter the field. Does not include picking. Children 2 and under do not need tickets.

    $5.00
  • 10 am - 12 pm - 1 Dozen Tulips

    Includes 1 dozen cut-your-own tulips for up to 2 people (ages 3+) for picking anytime between 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    $20.00
  • 10am-12pm - Non-Picker Ticket

    Includes entry anytime between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for anyone ages 3+ who would like to enter the field. Does not include picking. Children 2 and under do not need tickets.

    $5.00
  • 12 - 2 pm - 1 Dozen Tulips

    Includes 1 dozen cut-your-own tulips for up to 2 people (ages 3+) for picking anytime between 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    $20.00
  • 12 - 2 pm - Non-Picker Ticket

    Includes entry anytime between 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. for anyone ages 3+ who would like to enter the field. Does not include picking. Children 2 and under do not need tickets.

    $5.00
  • 2 - 4 pm - 1 Dozen Tulips

    Includes 1 dozen cut-your-own tulips for up to 2 people (ages 3+) for picking anytime between 2:00 -4:00 p.m.

    $20.00
  • 2 - 4 pm - Non-Picker Ticket

    Includes entry anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for anyone ages 3+ who would like to enter the field. Does not include picking. Children 2 and under do not need tickets.

    $5.00

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