Starting mid-April, the fields will be awash with gorgeous tulips and daffodils.

If you live in Northern Virginia, chances are, you've heard about the annual spring festival at Burnside Farms. Thousands of daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips are planted every year, and the fields are open to the public for picking. Talk about Instagram heaven!

daffodils, tulips

Mid-April is what they're currently estimating for the first festival weekend. Keep on top of updates by watching their Facebook page for announcements. Once the festival begins, it will run for 20-30 days.

You get unlimited entry to the festival with a passport (usually about $15), available for purchase online soon. Once they go on sale, they'll sell out fast, so keep an eye on it!  Single-day passes will also be available once opening day is announced.

spring festival passport

Short of buying a plane ticket to Holland, you probably won't get a chance to see this many gorgeous flowers in one place any time soon. This festival only happens once a year before the farm turns to its summer sunflower festival.

The coolest part about this pick-your-own setup is that you can pay $1 more and keep the tulip bulb. With the proper care, you can store and replant the bulbs for several more years of lovely blooms. As a gardener, I can tell you that's a bargain for some of the fancier varieties like ruffled parrot tulips or French tulips.


The Spring Festival will be held at the Nokesville location of Burnside Farms, at 11008 Kettle Run Road, in Nokesville, Virginia. For more information about the festival, head to their Facebook page for the latest announcements. 

**All photos in this article are courtesy of Burnside Farms.

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