The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Festival

7 04 2013

IMG_4044The Pacific Northwest air has been especially aromatic this spring with an elevated sweetness. I stand on my porch and deeply inhale my fragrant daphne and magnolia blooms. Every new display of seasonal color beckons observation. As daffodil and forsythia blossoms fade, lilacs reveal hints of pigment. Sadly, my yard lacks one charming flower this year—tulips. By accident, their foliage was trampled (frolicking children), smashed in a flowerpot (moi), eaten (slugs), or smothered (unpruned bush). If you also lack a sufficient tulip exhibit or just want more, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is your solution. Visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival now until May 5 from 9 a.m. -6 p.m. daily. Enjoy several acres of vivid tulips and daffodils, a gift shop, picnic areas, a children’s play area, food vendors, a café, and extra activities on weekends. These activities include wooden shoe-making demonstrations, bungee jumping, a rock wall, a zip line, a bounce house, pony rides, a craft marketplace, steam tractors, wine tasting, and a you-pick tulip area. You also can purchase flower bouquets and bulbs.

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The admission cost per car is $10. Dogs are allowed on leashes. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is located at 33814 S. Meridian Road in Woodburn, Oregon. For more information, contact the farm by phone (503) 634-2243, email, or website

Tulips come in a variety of colors including nearly black or dual-colored. Their shapes are called lily, cup, bowl and goblet. They present single or double flowers, and their petals even can be ruffled or fringed. Whatever you prefer, you will find in Woodburn.

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