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Burnside Farms' Festival of Tulips boasts colors and beauty Special

By Leigh Goessl     Apr 29, 2013 in Lifestyle
Haymarket - Burnside Farms, of Haymarket, Virginia is currently holding its tulip festival. On Saturday, many families came out to enjoy the scenery and pick some flowers to take home.
West of the Washington Beltway, beyond Fairfax County, is Haymarket. Like much of Northern Virginia, it is a fast-growing area with lots of development going on. However, step into Burnside Farms' Festival of Tulips and you'd never know it.
A field splashed with spectacular color and beautiful scenery, Burnside Farms' is currently holding what looks like it is shaping up to be an annual event. This year is the second festival, which has been dubbed "Holland in Haymarket".
Burnside Farms, which is a family-owned local farm, planted over 100,000 tulips this year with dozens of varieties. Visitors are able to pick their own bouquets to bring home ($1 per flower or flower/bulb).
I'd stumbled on this gem at last year's Oktoberfest in Haymarket where I'd bought some local honey and signed up for Burnside Farms' email list, which led me to learn about the tulips. It was a beautiful day, so decided to take a ride out west.
In addition to the tulips, Burnside has 75+ pairs of authentic Dutch wooden shoes, all in multiple sizes, so fun for the whole family to try. There is a stage area set up for people to try the shoes on and walk or dance. After visitors process their tulips to take home, as they wait in line, there are baby ducks and chicks to take a peek at.
Burnside Farms is located at 4905 James Madison Hwy, Haymarket, VA. Admission is $3 a person (children under 1 year are free) and everyone is given a "passport". This card is good for future visits for entry.
It sounds as if there are only a few more days left this year, but according to Inside Nova, it looks like this is shaping up to be an annual event.
The farm is heavily engaged on Facebook where lots more images, regular updates and additional information can be found on other events throughout the year.
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