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The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon is a quick and worthwhile a day trip from Portland. At the 2019 Tulip Festival, you can stroll through fields of tulips, watch hot air balloons, let your kiddos participate in fun outdoor activities, do a wine tasting, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many outdoor food stands.
The 2019 season of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival started out a bit slow. Cold weather in February pushed back the bloom season for the tulips. But I just went to the festival, and there are plenty of tulips to see in April!
Photographing the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn (about an hour outside of Portland, Oregon) is one of my favorite Spring activities. It’s a great backdrop for Easter and Spring family photos.
There’s plenty of food vendors at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
On my most recent trip, I saw typical carnival-type food (fries, sausages, etc), BBQ and a wood fired pizza vendor.
You can also bring food and set up a picnic in the garden area next to the tulip store, or on one of the many outdoor tables.
There’s also a vineyard on site with free wine tastings! Plus, there craft vendors, kids activities (many free), paintball, and a flower themed gift shop.
On a trip to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm you’ll want to bring your camera and rain boots, even on a beautiful day.
It rains frequently at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival and the tulip fields become muddy.
Don’t miss the Tulips 101 post to learn how to keep tulips fresh for a whole week!