The 25th anniversary Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn begins today, March 25th and runs through to April 25th.
What the hell is a tulip fest? On weekdays it’s 40 acres of blooming tulips (and daffodils), a cafe, country store, farm equipment on display, Dutch sausages, and a gift shop. And on weekends you get all that, plus pony rides, a crafters market, wine tasting, Mexican food, wooden shoe making demonstrations, steam tractors, and entertainment.
And the first, Kick off weekend, this Saturday and Sunday March 27 and 28, features Wooden Shoes and Tasty Brews — Put together by our local Seven Brides Brewery from Silverton, this event includes 5 local craft breweries. Noon — 6pm
Other events are scheduled on subsequent weekends, through the end of the fest on April 25th.
The festival hours are 9am to 6pm daily, and the address is 33814 S. Meridian Rd. in Woodburn, OR 97071 (directions here).
I went last year with the kids. A ton of folks come early with their cameras to take some great pictures of the flowers. If you come later in the day, expect a long line for parking. And make sure it has not rained for a few days. The fields can get muddy.
Besides that, it was a good time. Mt. Angel is near so many of the companies from Oktoberfest come out in the spring. The best is Mt. Angel Sausage Co.
Last year, the day we went there was about 6, or so, steam engine tractors on display. A few had the boilers lit and were tooting their horns and spinning some gears. Cool stuff.
Awesome! We are totally going to go!