Yes, to have guaranteed access to our tulip field you need to purchase a ticket online. Unfortunately, we need to turn you away when you arrive on a day that we are sold out and you have not purchased tickets online. We have not experienced a weekend yet when we were not sold out. This year we are featured in Yankee magazine and will be featured in Better Homes and Garden, which means many more New England folks will hear about us! We do our very best to make this event pleasant for everyone! We limit the number of people entering our field because our worst nightmare is traffic jams, long lines and our field being overcrowded and over-picked. For this reason we ask that everyone purchases a ticket online, even for weekdays.