2024 Tulip Festival Queen Crowned in Orange City

Avery Kelch was crowned the 2024 Tulip Festival Queen Monday. Avery will reign over the 83rd annual Tulip Festival, set for May 16, 17, and 18, 2024.

A senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, Avery is the daughter of Reese and Cristi Kelch. Avery is joined on the 2024 Tulip Court by court members Becca Boersma, daughter of Joel and Angela Boersma, Amelia Calsbeek, daughter of Dean and Tina Calsbeek, Kylie Kurtz, daughter of Vince and Laurie Kurtz, and Ella Poppema daughter of Joe and Gina Poppema.

A Queen’s Tea with the court members and three pageant judges was held on Monday, with a special crowning ceremony that evening where the Tulip Court participated in introductions, question segments, and presentations, in order to select the 2024 Tulip Festival Queen.

Avery and her court will serve as ambassadors for the Orange City Tulip Festival as they travel in the spring, making several media and public appearances.