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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival opens
See acres of blooms through May 1
The 32nd annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is set for March 18, starting early for the second year in a row due to mild weather in January and February.
For many, the world-renowned festival, which previously kicked off at the end of March, is a family tradition, and a sign of all things spring. Visitors are invited to enjoy the 30 acres of vibrant blooms through May 1 at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.
It is wonderful to see that the Tulip Festival has become a family tradition for so many in the Northwest and beyond, said Barb Iverson, owner of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. We plan year-round to make each Tulip Fest memorable for returning and new visitors alike, and we hope that our new additions will create some fun photo opportunities.
Visitors to the Tulip Fest will have access to the four-acre event garden, hay wagon rides, cow trains, childrens play area, duck races, slides, swings and photo cut-out boards.
Food carts will be open for sausages all week and Mexican food and more on weekends. And, the Wooden Shoe Vineyards tasting room will be open with daily wine tastings free with admission.
New this year is a Plymouth Hot Rod show, open-air painting classes and rides on the Wine Wagon Farm Tour.
While dogs are welcome every day during the festival, there are now two Doggie Days, with a 5K run/walk that Fido will love.
Individual admission is $5 per person with a maximum car charge of $20. Children 12 years and younger are admitted free. The farm is located at 33814 S. Meridian Road in Woodburn.
The Iverson family farm began in 1950 and the family started growing tulips in 1974.
The Wooden Shoe Bulb Company started in 1983 and in 2001 the name was changed to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.
The fields are open each year from the middle or end of March to the first week in May. For more information, visit woodenshoe.com.