ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Tulip Festival Chairman Marcus Pryor announced the five finalists for the 2016 Albany Tulip Queen Wednesday.
The five finalists are: 20-year-old Samantha Coons, of Guilderland, N.Y., 19-year-old Shannon Moquin, of Albany, 22-year-old Mariah Rickard, of Cohoes, N.Y., 23-year-old Racquel Saddler, of Albany, and 21-year-old Adaviah Ward, of Albany.
One of the five nominees will be crowned Tulip Queen at the 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 7.
The festival runs from May 7-8. Learn more about the festival.