Tulip Time Festival 2013

These photos were taken about a month ago (6th October — I have been a bit lax) when James and I went to the annual Tulip Time Festival. It was really lovely last year but this year was a disappointment because the strong winds had gotten to the tulips and cut some of them clean off their stalks. I guess all in all it wasn’t worth it, either, because it was far to travel and there wasn’t much to see.

Afterwards we ended up looking for somewhere to eat, a picnic area or something. Because I was a bit of a failure with my GPS, I ended up getting us stuck on the highway and a bit lost. We just took the next exit and ended up in a little heritage town called Berrima, where we found a candy store called Lolly Swagman, bought some wine gums and other candy, and travelled home.

Check out the photos and their captions for our little journey. 🙂

Donuts! And a guy playing music (it was some kind of wind instrument)
Donuts! And a guy playing music (it was some kind of wind instrument)
Dutch pancakes (poffertjes) with strawberries and chocolate
Dutch pancakes (poffertjes) with strawberries and chocolate
Red tulips
Red tulips
Tulips by the pond
Tulips by the pond
Even more tulips
Even more tulips
You can see a few bare tulip stalks.
You can see a few bare tulip stalks.
Tulips graced by some shade.
Tulips graced by some shade.
More and more pretty tulips
More and more pretty tulips
Water fountain. Dutch pancakes stall in the background
Water fountain. Dutch pancakes stall in the background
Tulips by the bridge
Tulips by the bridge
A shot showing more of the stalks
A shot showing more of the stalks
Autumn leaves
Autumn leaves
A closer shot of one of the autumn trees
A closer shot of one of the autumn trees
It’s actually spring. Some leaves against the sky
It’s actually spring. Some leaves against the sky
A lonely patch of tulips affected by wind
A lonely patch of tulips affected by wind
Some of the tulips were left tilted
Some of the tulips were left tilted
Pretty pink and white tulip
Pretty pink and white tulip
James watching someone dressed in a duck costume
James watching someone dressed in a duck costume
They gave out free squeaky ducks. Apparently the mascot was for a musical.
They gave out free squeaky ducks. Apparently the mascot was for a musical.
A musical called Honk, if I remember correctly. This is me with the duck!
A musical called Honk, if I remember correctly. This is me with the duck!
The duck gets more attention
The duck gets more attention
Pink tulips
Pink tulips
James found this koala bear’s eyes quite creepy
James found this koala bear’s eyes quite creepy
The koala bear in a box with other handmades
The koala bear in a box with other handmades
All these kitchen sets were handmade from felt!
All these kitchen sets were handmade from felt!
I have been in love with watermelons lately.
I have been in love with watermelons lately.
Nanoblocks. Like tiny LEGO.
Nanoblocks. Like tiny LEGO.
More from the cute handmade store. Could not resist.
More from the cute handmade store. Could not resist.
Scented soaps. Again, the watermelon...
Scented soaps. Again, the watermelon…
We were encouraged to smell these. They also work as air freshener!
We were encouraged to smell these. They also work as air freshener!
Red tulips are my favourite.
Red tulips are my favourite.
Another shot of the same patch.
Another shot of the same patch.
A mesmerising close shot of a red tulip
A mesmerising close shot of a red tulip
A medium shot of more red ones
A medium shot of more red ones
Pretty red-orange tulips
Pretty red-orange tulips
Tulips among some other flowers.
Tulips among some other flowers.
Some more by the stream
Some more by the stream
More in pink
More in pink
A mixture of pink, yellow and white
A mixture of pink, yellow and white
Yellow!
Yellow!
Lots of yellow and purple, sadly some clean stalks too.
Lots of yellow and purple, sadly some clean stalks too.
Tulip kitchenware
Tulip kitchenware
More kitchenware for sale
More kitchenware for sale
How cute are the egg cups?
How cute are the egg cups?
This tulip was all alone.
This tulip was all alone.
It was [the towns] Bowral and Moss Vale’s 150th anniversary.
It was [the towns] Bowral and Moss Vale’s 150th anniversary.
Orange ones, this time in a pot.
Orange ones, this time in a pot.
Cream coloured tulips
Cream coloured tulips
Close-up of pink ones
Close-up of pink ones
More in bright pink
More in bright pink
Getting lost in Berrima... here is the entrance to Lolly Swagman
Getting lost in Berrima… here is the entrance to Lolly Swagman
Some artwork by Eliza Overduin
Some artwork by Eliza Overduin
Another piece by Eliza Overduin
Another piece by Eliza Overduin
A lot of Eliza’s work is inspired by flowers
A lot of Eliza’s work is inspired by flowers
Some jewellery on sale
Some jewellery on sale
I fell in love with this piece by Robyn Kinsela
I fell in love with this piece by Robyn Kinsela
Titled ‘Notations for Dirt Road Country’
Titled ‘Notations for Dirt Road Country’
James mucking around with this sign at the Lolly Swagman
James mucking around with this sign at the Lolly Swagman
Jars of candy!
Jars of candy!
Candy called Brains.
Candy called Brains.
Jars lined the walls of the store
Jars lined the walls of the store
James picked out some bags of candy
James picked out some bags of candy
I remember these gold nuggets!
I remember these gold nuggets!
Sugar fixes
Sugar fixes
The jars were seemingly endless.
The jars were seemingly endless.
These Flying Saucers, filled with sherbet, were huge in primary school.
These Flying Saucers, filled with sherbet, were huge in primary school.
Some nice benches outside
Some nice benches outside
Cute animal sculptures around town
Cute animal sculptures around town
Wooden duck sculptures
Wooden duck sculptures
James thinks he knows where he is going.
James thinks he knows where he is going.
Listening to music on the way home
Listening to music on the way home
James installed a new stand for his phone.
James installed a new stand for his phone.
Wine gums! A satisfying, not-too-sweet treat.
Wine gums! A satisfying, not-too-sweet treat.

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Oh gosh, the tulips look so pretty! It may be less impressive than what you saw last year but I think these are really pretty too, from your pics! I’ve never seen a big group of tulips together before – only in florists here. 😆

That is a shame that the tulips were damaged and it wasn’t as amazing as it could have been. From the photos they still look really cool (tulips are my fav flower).

OMG the hand made things are so cool. I love seeing photos of these craft stall thingys. 😄

ARHHH. That candy store is awesome. CANDY OF BRAINS OMG. Also, CANDY OF CUPCAKES ARRRRRH. *dribble*