Thursday, March 27, 2014

It's Tulip Time in Oregon: Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Opens March 28 2014



Millions of tulip bulbs were planted last fall and will be ready to explode this spring at Iverson Family Farms. It is the Wooden ShoeTulip Festival near Woodburn, March 28 through May 4.  Over 145,000 people are expected to attend Oregon’s largest spring event. They find a whole range of family activities once they arrive on the Festival site.

Festival goers will find acres and acres of colorful tulips and daffodils in various stages of bloom. Attendees can monitor the amount of color in the field by checking the event’s website at www.woodenshoe.com...with extended field hours for season pass holders during peak bloom. The festival’s on-site Display Garden will offer an array of over 100 varieties of tulips for visitors to see and to order.  

Open Everyday
A must see at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is the Dutch themed Gift Shop which is packed with gifts for garden and flower lovers.  The Gift Shop is open before and during the Festival, March 1st through May 4th.  Next door to the Gift Shop is the Country Store filled with garden accessories, wooden shoes, and fresh flowers.  Visitors can also enjoy the newly updated Cow Train ($2 per person), the all-new Tulip Express people mover ($3 per person), Children’s Play Area with Ducky Races/slides/swings, photo cut-out boards, on-site food court, and the 4 acre Wooden Shoe Event Garden.

Open Weekends
Discover the Crafters Market Place with handcrafted local favorites, Hauer of the Dawn wine tasting, wooden shoe demonstrations from a real craftsman, steam tractor demonstrations (weather dependant), You-Pick tulip field, Kids Pony Rides ($5, weather dependant), Dutch Sausage from Mt. Angel Sausage Co., and  authentic Mexican food booth (prices vary).  Activities run by MADJEK- Jump Tents & Events  include jump tents, bungie jumper, pony rides, rock wall, and zip line (weather permitting, $3-$7).

New for 2014 Archery Tag: $5 per person - 10 minute game of dodge ball with blunted bows and padded arrows. Paint Ball Tulip Shoot: $5 per person – get aboard at the Color Detonation Station to take an adventurous ride on our all-new Color Blaster Tram to “paint” the tulips -  50 paintballs included in price.

Highlights
-          April 19th Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30a, 10:30a and 11:30a In the Wooden Shoe Garden (Age Groups: 0‐2, 3‐4,5‐6,7‐8, 9‐11), Come early the egg hunts start on time and don't last long!
-          April 20th Easter Sunrise Service at 7 am By the tulip fields.
-          April 26th & 27th Wine Down from 9am - 6pm -  In the Tulip field by the windmill: local wine, beer, and entertainment
-          May 3rd – Farm Loop Dinner from 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Reservation and ticket required per person, located in Wooden Shoe Garden.

Admission:         Daily (including weekends) - $5 per bike or motorcycle, $10 per carload daily, $20 per buses everyday, $30 season passes on sale until March 28.  Admission price for all ticket levels include parking and admission for all occupants in vehicle.

Address: 33814 South Meridian Road, Woodburn, Oregon 97071

Directions: Take the I-5 freeway to the Woodburn exit 271.  Travel east towards  Molalla on Hwy. 211 for 6 miles to the flashing yellow light at  Meridian Road.  Turn right (south) on Meridian Road and travel two  (2) miles.  The entrance to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is on the left. 
      
More Information: The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm website is www.woodenshoe.com .  Or call toll-free 1-800-711-2006 for more information.