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 United Way 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 72nd Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 9 & 10, 2020 in Washington Park.

Learn more about the Albany Tulip Queen
The 2019 Tulip Court
Nominations are Now Open!

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

2019 Albany Tulip Queen
Emily Barcia-Varno Request the Queen & Court

Emily is a recent graduate from The College of Saint Rose completing a Bachelors Degree in Marketing.

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Posted by: Sawyer Cresap, Tulip Queen

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Thank you!

It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since the last time the 2018 Albany Tulip Court and I began this journey. We could never have imagined the transformational year we were about to...
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