Time to “Tip-Toe Through the Tulips”
If are visiting the Willamette Valley this spring, we strongly recommend spending a day in Woodburn, Oregon (a quick 30 minutes drive from our hotel) and visit the spectacular fields at the annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival March 24th-April 30th, 2017.
“The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation from our family to yours to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest,” writes the Iverson family on their website. “Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well behaved dogs on leashes!”
The tulip farm recently caught the attention of America’s Heartland and was featured in one of their episodes. Be sure to visit their events schedule so you can take full advantage of this wonderful annual event an download directions to their fields.
Stay up to date by visiting their Facebook page for more photos and festival information. Don’t forget your camera!
History of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
The Iverson family began growing tulips in 1974 and bought a few acres of bulbs in the late 70s. By the early 1980’s they had over 15 acres and needed to broaden the market base so in 1983 they started the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.
In 1985, the farm opened its fields for Easter weekend to grow the business, and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival and their business has expanded ever since.