I was tempted to name this post like an episode of “Friends” and call it “The One with all the Tulips”. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival was a dream location that I placed on my bucket list over a year ago. I feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced this dreamy place. Here’s everything you need to know about going to The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon.
The dates of The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival change yearly but generally run between the end of March and the end of April. I went in mid-April and would highly recommend aiming for this time because we had great weather and there were tons of blooms. Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is easy to find and parking is included in the ticket price. They also have a children’s play area, food, and drinks (including adult beverages). Overall it was definitely a family-friendly atmosphere. Please be aware that tickets have to be purchased ONLINE ahead of time and are NOT available at the gate. This was not always the case but changed due to COVID-19. Tickets can only be used for the day you select. Another COVID-related change is that you select a time to enter the fields but there’s no time limit once you get there. Check for closing times prior to entering (usually 6pm or 7pm). You can purchase tickets here.
There are only two simple rules for enjoying the festival:
- Do not walk on/through the tulip beds. Stay on the marked dirt paths while in the fields. For this reason, make sure you’re wearing appropriate footwear.
- Do not pick the tulips. They have tulips for sale (all colors) so you can take some home and support the farm.
I know you’ve heard it thousands of times but pictures can’t do this place justice. I highly suggest making a journey to a tulip field near you the next chance you get. They are pure magic.