Tips for Visiting The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon

Spring is the perfect time to visit Oregon. Although it tends to be a little rainy, the grass is green and the flowers are blooming. Every spring, the tulips are in full bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival has 120 different types of tulips and daffodils, and sits on 40 acres with gorgeous views of vineyards and mountains. The Oregon tulip festival is a beautiful array of rainbow colors and breathtaking views. If you’re planning a trip to Oregon, the tulip festival is one of the best things to do in Oregon. It’s not quite the magnitude of the tulip festival in Holland, but it’s definitely worth it!  Bring some food or buy some at the tulip festival to enjoy a nice lunch with the beautiful tulips.

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival 2024 dates are March 22-May 5, 2024
The festival hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday-Sunday 8am-7pm

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Where is the Oregon Tulip Festival?

The wooden shoe tulip festival is located at the Wooden Shoe Farm in Woodburn, Oregon only 45 minutes from Portland and 30 minutes from Salem, making the festival an easy roadtrip from Portland. The Woodburn tulip farm is open daily for wine tasting and red barn hemp products.

The address of the tulip farm is 33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071

From Portland, it takes about 45 minutes to get to the tulip farm. Its located on the opposite side of the freeway from the Woodburn outlets. From Portland, Take 1-5 south to exit 271, and follow signs to Mollala.

When is the best time to visit the Tulip Festival?

You’ll want to keep your eye on the field report to see how the tulips are blooming. Generally the colors and flowers are at their peak the second week in April. Weekends are busier but also have more activiites. If you have kids, the weekends might be the best time to come, as there are more activities and events to keep them busy3. If you want photos with less people, try to come during the week.

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Prices

Tickets are available for purchase online or at the gate entrance. It’s highly recommended to purchase online or bring cash if you are coming on a weekend.

Ticket prices are:

  • Individual admission (available for one day between regular hours) = $5
  • Family car (one day entrance for one car during regular hours) = $20
  • A season pass (continual entrance between the 6 weeks for one car) = $40

Activities included in the ticket prices include parking, access to the tulip fields, childs play area, tram and hay rides to and from the tulip fields, and more!

Things to do at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

There are many events and activities that will be ongoing throughout the festival. There are more activities available on the weekends. The tulip festival is very family friendly, with many activities for kids and adults. There are also hot air balloons, weather-permitting, that will give you the chance to hang out in a tethered hot air balloon. The hot air balloons aren’t always a guarantee, so check their facebook page for updates.  Some of these activities do cost extra.

Daily activies include:

  • Cow train
  • Field train
  • Wooden Shoe vineyards tasting room
  • Tulip market
  • On-sitie food
  • Coffee cart

Weekend activities include:

  • Wooden shoe making demonstrations
  • Local balloon artist
  • Pony rides
  • Additional kid activites
  • Meet and greet Tulip the cow
  • Wine wagon farm tour
Oregon Tulip Festival

Tips for attending the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

  • Visit early in the day or late in the evening. Weekdays are the best time to go as there are less people
  • Check the field report for updates on the status of the tulips
  • If you’re bringing your dog, make sure they are leashed, and you clean up after them
  • Oregon is usually wet in the spring, so be prepared for rain and/or mud. Dress accordingly.
  • Bring your own food and drinks, this will save you some money

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my dog to the tulip farm?  Yes! Dogs are welcome (but must be leashed) everyday throughout the festival. Theres even a muddy paws fun run for you and your dog to do together.

When is the best time to visit the tulip festival? That can depend on the weather. The tulips tend to bloom differently every year. Keep your eye on the field report to check the status of the tulips.

Are there any special events at the tulip festival? There are many special events during the duration of the tulip festival, like the Tulip trail run and the muddy paws fun run. Check the website for special events occuring at the tulip farm.

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About the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

The Wooden Shoe Farm started in 1950, and began growing tulips in 1974. In 1983 they stared the Wooden Shoe Bulb Company, which later turned into the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. What started a small production, Now the fields are open each year for a month, with tons of visitors.

woodburn Tulip Festival Oregon

Things to do near the Tulip Festival

  • Shop at the Woodburn Outlet mall
  • Hike Silver Falls State Park
  • Visit the Oregon Gardens in Silverton
  • Bauman’s Farm and Garden
  • Visit the Bavarian-themed town of Mt. Angel

Hotels near Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

If you’re wanting to stay near the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, here are some of the best hotels close to the tulip festival.

  • La Quinta – A fairly basic hotel located right in Woodburn, this hotel is 18 minutes from the tulip farm, with complimentary breakfast, a pool and a fitness center.
  • Best Western – The Best Western is 15 minutes away from the tulip festival, with a pool, hot-tub, gym,
  • The Hilton Garden Inn – Only 25 minutes north of the tulip festival, with a closer range to Portland. The Hilton Garden Inn is great if you have other plans to visit Portland and surrounding cities. With a restaurant, bar, indoor pool and hotter, and a continental breakfast.
  • The Vintages – If you’re looking for a stay close to Woodburn, but in Oregon Wine Country, check out the vintage. The Vintages is an adorable airstream resort right in the heart of all the best wineries.
  • Oregon Garden Resort – Located in Silverton, only 15 minutes from the tulip festival, The Oregon Garden Resort is a popular destination even for those not visiting the tulip festival. The resort has beautiful gardens, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant on site.

 Check out these cute places if you’re looking for some unique places to stay in Oregon

Other Tulip Festivals to visit

While the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is not quite to the level of the tulips in the Netherlands, it does deserve a visit. If you’re looking for some of the best tulip festivals aroud here are some other popular ones.

If you’re planning a trip to Oregon in the spring, make sure you plan to visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. The tulips are gorgeous, there are plenty of kid-friendly activites and the views are beautiful! Oregon’s tulip festival is definitely a must-do!

Have you visited any tulip festivals? Where is your favorite tulip festival or which one are you wanting to visit?


  1. The tulips look so beautiful! I really want to visit Oregon in the next couple of years. I think will try to plan for spring when I do.

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