The tulips are just starting to poke through the ground and that has us thinking Tulip Time! For the uninitiated Tulip Time (May 3rd - May 5th) is Pella's annual celebration of it's Dutch heritage. It's a huge event that brings over 100,000 people to our little town. There are two parades each day, food vendors offering everything from pizza to poffertjes, a huge art and craft fair, dutch dancers and of course thousands of tulips!
We have big plans at The Wijn House for Tulip Time! Last year we tasted 56 Iowa wines over the 3-day celebration and we're planning on breaking that record this year! We have 12 of your favorite wineries signed up to provide tastings (see the list here) as well as the wines we'll be tasting at the bar. Each day we'll have two wineries before the 2:30 parade and two different ones afterward - if you plan your days accordingly you can try them all ;)
And new this year: Wine Slushies! or is it Wine Slushys? However you spell it they're delicious and we now have a slushy machine ready to serve up some delicious treats.
We have a few more Tulip Time surprises planned as well, so keep your eyes open in the next few weeks for more fun announcements and see you the first weekend in May!