Snowed-In Tulips: Pella Festival Goes On - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Snowed-In Tulips: Pella Festival Goes On

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PELLA -- Last year Tulip Time was coined the stem festival with warm temps wearing the tulips out long before May. This year history for a much different reason: snowed-in tulips.

Pella received five inches of snow Friday morning.

"I'm a historian at what may be arguably the most historic Pella Tulip Time Festival ever," David Wendell said.

Have no fear though, the tulips appear to be holding up. Festival organizers remind us tulips are built for this kind of weather.

Most outside events were canceled Friday due to the snow, but indoor events are expected to continue for the 3-day festival.

Festival goers say, the snow is a beautiful backdrop for some amazing flowers.

"The colors and flowers against the white of the snow - absolutely gorgeous," Amy De Jong said. "But hopefully it's the last white Tulip Time."

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