This was a very fun, but COLD weekend. There was hardly any tulips at the festival. There was a parade with the first 15 minutes being very cold street sweepers. A ton of great Dutch pastries were around and lots of vendors selling anything from Tupperware to dutch costumes for dolls. The people of Pella walked the festival in full costume and the varying styles were really interesting. There was about a 10 page spread about the "Tulip Time Queen and her court". Every year they pick a different costume from a specific era and region. I had no idea how many Dutch costumes there were to choose from!