Tulip Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn
April 28, 2017
Everybody talks about it, and we’ve all been seeing the gorgeous sunrise-over-tulips-and-Mt-Hood pictures on social media for several weeks now. We decided to go down to Woodburn and check out the Tulip Fest. We were a bit wary, since their Field Report had been stressing how muddy the fields are. In our experience today, there were a few areas around the parking lots that were muddy, but the fields were pretty much passable everywhere. This can turn on a dime, of course, but it’s good this weekend!
There’s no real way to categorize the images – a lot of beautiful tulip pictures, and people wandering around gawking at the flowers. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is a very elaborate endeavor: a child play area with a big slide and a jumper house; tram and hay rides; wine tasting; a lot of food choices; gift shop; artisan craft booths. There’s a pink tractor out in the fields you can climb on for a picture. And a lot of people, even on a Friday!
I didn’t care about any of those things, but I was more than satisfied by seeing the vast fields (40 acres!) of tulips. The day started out partly cloudy, and then turned into full sunshine in the afternoon. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!
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If You’re Going
It’s easy to find the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm – they want to be found! The farm is located in Woodburn, less than an hour south of Portland off Interstate 5. The address is 33814 South Meridian Road, Woodburn, OR (locate on Google Maps).
- The Field Report is updated daily with the conditions.
- Cost is $5 per person, up to $20 maximum per car.
- We had a great lunch afterwards in Woodburn at Gina’s Asian Restaurant. Unassuming appearance in a little strip shopping center on Highway 99, but it was well-rated on Yelp. Inexpensive, great service, and good food.
About the Author: Dennis Freeze is actively exploring Oregon and Washington after moving here from the Mendocino Coast in Northern California, where he published a guidebook, Mendocino Outdoors (now in its fifth edition), with outings and custom maps for the Mendocino Coast. You can also follow him on Twitter as @dffmonolith or at 500PX.com/dff.