Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois is home to the 'World's Largest Corn Maze' each Fall, but its Tulip Festival each Spring is something you HAVE to see too.

First Signs Of Spring in Illinois

Illinois was treated to a pretty mild winter this year, and signs of Spring are already starting to bloom everywhere you look!


While sitting outside enjoying the sunshine and my kids playing in the yard yesterday I noticed a few important things:

  • The sound of birds chirping.
  • The grass getting greener.
  • Buds on trees.
  • Tulips and daffodils beginning to pop out of the ground.

Those few little things have such an amazing power to lift the dark winter cloud that has been hanging over our heads, and if you really want to enjoy Spring in Illinois to the fullest this year, I know exactly where you need to go.

Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois

Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois' true claim to fame is the 28-acre corn maze and family-fun attractions they host every Fall, but their brand of farm fun isn't limited to just one season.

Every year thousands of people also visit Richardson farm for Christmas trees, sunflower fields in the summer, and tulip festival in the spring.

Richardson Farm Tulip Festival

Richardson Farm's annual Tulip Festival seems to get bigger and better every spring, and this year they will have over 1 million tulip blooms for your family to enjoy!

Richardson Farm has planted over 600,000 tulips bulbs in the last few years, and this past fall they planted 250,000 more in 30 different varieties. You can literally get lost in a fields filled with thousands of beautiful tulips!

As I write this the opening date for Richardson Farm's 2024 Tulip Festival has not been announced yet, but I'm willing to be it will be opening sooner rather than later.

Some of the cools things you can enjoy at Richardson Farm's Tulip Festival include;

  • Hundreds of thousands of tulips surrounding a private, 36-acre lake with walking trails to enjoy.
  • A pick-your-own tulip field with 100,000 tulips of all different colors.
  • Free yard games
  • Picture stations throughout the tulip fields
  • Food trucks, beer and wine, and picnic tables to enjoy your meal and beverages at.
  • Live music on Saturdays and Sundays
  • A shop where you can buy gifts, wine, snacks, and even fresh donuts!
  • NEW FOR 2024: Blooming Daffodils! For the first time ever, Richardson Farm planted 50,000 daffodils bulbs with the tulips so you have something new and beautiful to enjoy.

Make sure to keep a close eye on Richardson Farm's Facebook for the opening date of the 2024 Tulip Festival and more fun events to come!

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