Over the Rainbow Week

The Wizard of Oz was released the same year the Tesselaar’s landed in Oz, Australia that is! And while it was a field of poppies in the movie, we like to think tulips are prettier! See live performances of this legendary play twice daily this week only. So put on your ruby clogs and follow the yellow brick road to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival!

We also have live music playing through the fields for you to enjoy.

Entertainment

THE Wizard of Oz stage show at 11am and 1pm daily. Meet and greet with the characters at 12noon – a great opportunity for photographs.

Live bands daily.
Monday and Tuesday it is Dutch Treat, playing all time classics with a touch of Dutch. Val has the most amazing costumes and she is happy to share their stories.

Wednesday and Thursday is the Cheek to Cheek entertaining with some garden jazz, they take requests, so feel free to ask for your favourites.

Every day this week the Dutch Street Organ will play, this antique barrel organ is an amazing site to see and here.

Market Stalls

Including

Alpacas – clothing and accessories made from locally farmed alpacas. Joma and Sante Fe Alpaccas
Nannies Little Darlings – aprons, bibs, beanies, tea towels, hair accessories.

The Tulip Cafe – Dine in or take away meals

Gozleme – Traditional Turkish, hand made Gozleme with a variety of fillings (savory flat bread, pastry dish)

The Wicked Spud – Potato twisters and gourmet wedges

Dutch Foods – Croquettes, Frikandellen (sausage), Reifkoek (potato cakes)

Il Padrino – Wood fired pizza, Kibbeling (Dutch fish bites), salt & pepper calamari, french fries

Baked Potato Express – Baked potatoes with various fillings and fresh corn on the cob.

Poffertjes – Dutch pancakes with various toppings.

Coffee – Tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Choo la la Nuts – Roasted praline almonds, macadamias and peanuts.

Timboon Ice Cream – Delicious home made ice creams and sorbets.

Chocolate Junction – Fairy floss, strawberry and chocolate kebabs, frog in the pond, biscuits and slices.

Sandwizard – Create your own masterpiece with coloured sand. You can bring your picture home as a special memory. Priced between $5-$9.

You can discover more than a million spring flowering bulbs on show, including over half a million tulips. As you stroll through the historic gardens you can enjoy the sculpture exhibit, pat the alpacas, see the traditional Dutch Barrel organ, indulge in traditional Dutch foods and other treats. Visit our clog shop, find treasures in the souvenir and market stalls. See beautiful garden displays, visit our fairy garden, pick a bunch of tulips, play some old fashioned Dutch games and see historical displays. Photo opportunities abound with windmills, flowers and staff in traditional Dutch costume. Ride on the Tulip Tractor around the colourful fields.