Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
The annual Tulip Festival at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon, happens every year from late March through early May. Woodburn is located south of Portland, Oregon, and northeast of Salem. An expansive 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in nearly 120 varieties and every color are the backdrop for activities that engage people of all ages.
This past year we went on opening day. It’s not always a good idea to go that early, because not all the tulips have started to bloom. This year it had been warm and we were in the area, so we figured it was worth a shot. Last year I stopped by the day before opening day and there were no tulips.
Check the field report on their website before you drive all the way out there.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Individual admission is $5.00 per person ages 13 and above with a maximum car charge of $20.00. Children 12 years and younger are admitted for free. Once you’ve entered you can roam around the tulip fields for no additional charge. The admission fee also included some games for kids and the kid play areas.
They have vendors selling crafts and food. They also had a zip line, bounce house, and jumping area all for an additional charge.
Out in the tulip fields is a great place to take a family photo or some pictures of your kids.
This game, a duck race, is included in your admission.
My oldest son would be so mad if he knew I had posted this photo. Ha!
Here are two of the areas set up for kids to play. There were at least two other play areas.
- Cow Train – $3.00 per person; 6 min bumpy ride around tulip field
- Field Train – $5.00 per person; 10-15 minute slow, cushioned ride through tulips
- Jump Tents, Bungee Jumper, Pony Rides, Rock Wall, & Zip Line ($3-$7)
The farm offers special events throughout the festival, including local farm tastings, photography classes, musical guests, and more. The events are continuously updated on the Tulip Farm’s website. Some special events for 2018 include:
- Each Saturday Wooden Shoe Carver Class from 9 a.m. – 5p.m. Sign up required.
- Saturday, March 24: The Tulip Trail 5K/10K Run at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds go to a charity each year.
- Saturday, March 31: Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. and noon
- Sunday, April 1: Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m.
- Saturday, April 7: Tractor Spark Show at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28: Muddy Paws Fun Run at 11 a.m.
In 2019 the 35th Annual Tulip Festival is scheduled for March 23rd through April 29th, 2019.
About Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
The Iverson family farm began in 1950 and the family started growing tulips in 1974. The Wooden Shoe Bulb Company started in 1983, and in 2001 they changed the name to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. The fields are open each year from the end of March to the first week of May. In recent years, the farm has added a Fall Gift Shop, and in 2014, the family announced the farm’s newest addition, the Wooden Shoe Vineyards.
$40 for a season pass
$20 per car for one day admission
$5 per individual one day admission
Directions from Portland:
33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071
I-5 South to Exit 282A. Continue south on the Hubbard Cutoff Rd turning into 99E towards Woodburn for 10 miles. At the first stoplight in Woodburn, turn left (east) onto Hwy 211 towards Molalla. Follow this 3.6 miles and turn right (south) on S. Meridian Road. Follow 2 miles and we are on the left-hand side.
I-5 south to exit 271 and the Woodburn Interchange. Turn left (east) towards Molalla on Hwy 214/Hwy211. At Hwy 99E, continue straight and follow the signs towards Molalla (Hwy. 211) for 4 miles, then at the flashing yellow light turn right (south) on S. Meridian Road. Stay on Meridian for 2 miles and we are on the left-hand side.