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Over the Rainbow Week at Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2017

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Do you dig Spring?
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Hi Spring!


Spring is here! Hoorah, yippee and lets all do a jig. Anyone? I know I'm not the only one out there.

It sounds like the folks at the Tesselaar Tulip Farm dig spring even more (hey that's a great pun) and they have gone above and beyond the call of duty organizing a new festival. It is called the Over the Rainbow Festival and goes from Monday the 18th of September to Thursday the 21st of September. The festival will feature a range of new activities to keep you entertained.

This includes a Wizard of Oz stage show at 11am and 1pm daily. At 12pm you can hang with the actors and get a photo with their costumes.

Live Music
On Monday and Tuesday Dutch Treat will be playing some traditional Dutch tunes and Wednesday and Thursday Cheek to Cheek will be playing jazz. Requests are most welcome. So make sure you bring along the sheet music for your favourite Nirvana song for them to play. No, seriously, don't! I am just joking. Also check out the antique Dutch street barrel organ playing tunes.

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Music at the Tulip Festival


Market Stalls
There will be lots of food to try including traditional Dutch treats that are sweet and savoury as well as other multi cultural dishes. Last time I had the Dutch doughnuts and they were yummo. They also have Dutch pancakes and the family reported back that they were also really good. Other market stalls include a sand activity for the kids and bits and bobs.

This is a really great time to see the tulips. There are over a million flowering bulbs on display and a whopping half a million tulips of all shapes and colours in the fields. The fields are a massive sea of colour and are stunning. I can't express enough how colourful and bright they are. Make sure you pack some gum boots or a change of shoes as sometimes the fields can muddy. High heels will sink into the ground but they may provide the perfect opportunity to be rescued by that sexy someone. Tulips are available for purchase also.

You will also see quite a few sculptures among the tulips in the fields. I found most of them quite inspiring and unique. Some of them incorporate their surroundings and made me appreciate them all the more.

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A sea of tulips!


You will also be able to play some old fashioned Dutch games throughout the village. People of any age can play these as long as they can swing and jump.

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Windmills and Tulips


Take a stroll through the fairy garden and revisit you childhood. It is filled with miniature fairy homes and displays in the trees, among the garden and ponds. Also you can pick up a card at the entrance and write down all the gnomes throughout the village to get a lolly at the Clog Shop.

The farm has many more festivals and events coming up including Children's Week on the 25th 28th of September and then again on the 2nd 5th of October. From 29th of September to the 1st of October is the Food, Wine and Jazz weekend and the Irish Weekend looks good on the 6th 8th of October.


Where
357-359 Monbulk Road, Silvan. Click here for a map from the website
Cost Entry fee is $28 for adults, Concession $24. Children under 16 are free if accompanied by an adult. Group books are available.
Website: Here.

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Why? Its Spring.Time to go outside!
When: 18/9/17 - 21/9/17. Gates open 9am
Phone: 03 9737 7722
Where: 357-359 Monbulk Road, Silvan
Cost: Adults $28, Conc $24. Kids under 16 are free
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