The Tulip Queen serves as Albany's Ambassador for one full year of reign. She and her court will spend that year involved in volunteer projects, including the Literacy Campaign, which strives to promote the value of reading to children. The Tulip Queen and Court have teamed up with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to create a trust fund for future Tulip Queens and Courts to award grants to local literacy organizations. Each Queen and Court develops initiatives to further their goals and attends numerous events throughout the year focusing on education and community awareness.

The nominees attend a series of interviews and finalists are announced in early May. The Queen is crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony on Tulip Festival Saturday. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member $1,500. The 71st Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 11 & 12, 2019 in Washington Park.

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The 2018 Tulip Court
Sawyer Cresap Katherine Donnelly Xavia Francis
Natalie Joseph Elizabeth Stenard 2018 Tulip Court
Nominations are Closed.

Literacy Campaigns

Each year, the Tulip Queen and Court spend their reign developing programs for the Literacy Campaign which promotes the value of reading to children & adults. Learn more about our Literacy Program

2018 Albany Tulip Queen
Sawyer Cresap Request the Queen & Court

Sawyer Cresap is a Syracuse University graduate completing a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Policy with honors.

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Friday December 21, 2018

Write About It, Be About It: 2018 Literacy Program Debut

Each year, the Albany Tulip Queen and Court have the opportunity to facilitate a program in the Albany community intended to promote literacy skills. It is one of the most special aspects of our role. In prior years, the Court has teamed up with...
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