Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival signals the arrival of spring in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory with news feeds across the globe filling up with gorgeous photos of friends and family in front of tulips, tractors and on a clear day, Mt. Hood in the background... which makes our hearts happy. The festival is the annual event put on by family owned Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Owner Barb Iverson continues to up the ante each year with new activities, so the fun is always growing as fast as the flowers.
The festival offers endless rows of tulips in numerous varieties and colors over its 40 acres of dream-like beauty, plus an abundance of fun activities, food carts and the Tulip Market. Their large gift shop has a huge selection of souvenirs and a wide assortment of tulip bulbs for you to plant in your own yard. If you can’t decide while at the festival, you can shop their online catalog once you are back home.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is one of the most popular events in all of Oregon, for obvious reasons. It's hard not to be mesmerized by the festival as few scenes can rival the beauty of an endless sea of color. Going to the festival during the weekdays can help improve your experience.
The Wooden Shoe team instituted a new policy last year where all tickets had to be pre-purchased online. This made sense during the pandemic to help limit in-person exchanges. It also had the additional effect of helping traffic flowing into the event. Cars we no longer backed up to the main roads as they waited in line to purchase their admission. You can help shorten that wait even more for yourself when you go Monday-Thursday.
Another benefit to midweek visits: the photography gets way easier. So many people visit the farm with camera (or phone) in hand looking to get that postcard perfect shot. You find the composition, the light is perfect, you go to take the photo and *bang* someone walks into your shot. You can't really blame them, it's hard to stay out of all the pictures happening there. But you can limit that with a midweek visit. Fewer people dispersed amidst the 40 acres of tulips really gives you room to really put your creative talents to test.
Online ticket sales return for 2022: In order to ensure smooth operation, tickets will once again only be available for advance purchase online. They also have timed entry and tickets will not be available at the gate. Choose from individual season passes, individual weekend day passes, weekend family car passes and individual sunrise passes.The following is included with admission this year:
Tram transporting guests to and from the main tulip field to the main building
Access to 40-acre tulip field
100 acres of outdoor space
2022 tulip bulb catalog and brochure at request
4-acre event garden
Utilize the helpful links below to plan ahead for the best experience for your group.
Daily midweek activities: Enjoy the glorious tulip fields and beds, gardens, tram and hay wagon rides, children's play area, cow train, field train, onsite food and coffee, vineyard tasting room, craft market vendors, tulip market and greenhouse.
Weekend activity additions: Watch the wooden shoemaking demonstrations, all craft market vendors, tulip and cow meet and greets, wine wagon farm tour (21+) and other activities listed in the weather dependent category below.
You can book your Portland Rose Balloons hot air balloon ride in advance online this year.
Weather dependent: Some activities and offerings are only available in good weather, such as the steam tractor demonstrations, local balloon artists, pony rides, jump tents and hot air balloons, so check their Field Report page and save the link to check back for new information daily. Check their Facebook page for more updates. Call the Hot Air Balloon Hotline to check their status every morning at 503-877-4693.
Vineyard: The Wooden Shoe Vineyards Tasting Room is open seven days a week, 10am–4pm. The newly renovated space is great to sample a flight or purchase a wine sippy cup from the gift shop, so you can sample your wine without spilling while navigating the fields.
Individual season passes will soon be available for purchase.
The photogenic fields and vineyard are a wonderful place for a family and friend get-together or a romantic stroll with your sweetie no matter what the weather brings. The colors are always awe-inspiring and the atmosphere is inspirational. Be sure to use #mthoodterritory on your trip's social shares, so we can follow along.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is located 33814 S Meridian Rd in Woodburn, between Canby and Molalla. Map it.