All photos by Cheryl Landes
Thanks to cooler than usual spring temperatures, tulip fans can enjoy the blossoms a few days longer in Woodburn, Oregon. Usually by April 30, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm’s Tulip Fest ends, but in 2017, the owners have extended the event through Sunday, May 7.
At the Willamette Valley’s largest tulip farm, stroll through 40 acres of fields bursting with bright yellow, orange, purple, red, and white colors with a panoramic view of Mount Hood in the distance on a clear day. Pack a picnic lunch for a day outing, or buy lunch at the food tents or trucks. Take a guided tour through the fields.
Buy freshly-cut flowers and pre-order tulip bulbs to be delivered in the fall.
Relax in an outdoor living room.
Climb aboard a tractor for a photo op among the tulips. Choose from green…
Get a higher perspective from the viewing platform.
Ride a tethered hot air balloon (weather permitting).
Or simply have fun playing in the mud.
For adults 21 and older, enjoy wine in the Wooden Shoe Winery Tasting Room. Coffee and other drinks are also available in the tasting room.
On weekends, children’s activities include pony rides, jump tents, bungee jumping, and a zip line—weather permitting.
Dogs are allowed on leashes.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is located at 33814 S. Meridian Road in Woodburn, a 45-minute drive south of Portland and 30 minutes northeast of Salem (view directions). Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through May 7.
Tickets are $5 per person, maximum $20 per car. Buy tickets online or at the farm entrance (cash only). For more information, visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm’s website:
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