You know spring is here when Tulip Fest begins

WOODBURN, Ore. - It's time for the signature springtime event at Oregon's largest tulip farm, the Wooden Shoe in Woodburn.

The popular Tulip Fest runs March 29 through May 5 and according to co-owner Barb Iverson, the weather has been cooperating and the flowers are already showing their colors.

"If we have a spring like we've had so far, it'll be a busy season," she said.

Now of course every year, the Tulip Fest creates a bit of a traffic jam on Interstate 5 in the Woodburn area. Iverson's advice is to take a back road to get there and enjoy the scenery.

Iverson also told us that the best times to drop in to avoid a huge crowd are before 11 a.m. or after 4 p.m. (Tulip Fest runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily).

Admission is $10 per vehicle and cyclists can get in for $5. And don't forget to bring your camera.

This Year's Events at Tulip Fest

  • March 30 - Easter egg hunt
  • March 31 - Easter service
  • April 6 - Tip Toe through the Fields (ukulele playing in the tulip fields)
  • April 13 - Shutterbug photography class - register online
  • April 17 & 18 - Pro Photo macro class - register online
  • April 19 & 20 - Shutterbug photography class - register online
  • April 20 - Puppy guide dog training
  • April 27 & 28 - Wine Down (local wine, beer and chicken BBQ)