Woodburn, April 4th, 2015. Hundreds gathered to celebrate spring at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and kids of all ages jumped at the chance to hunt for Easter Eggs.

Labradors are from Guide Dogs for the Blind Delighted crowed with their bunny ears.

Labradors from Guide Dogs for the Blind delighted crowds with their bunny ears.

This was sent to us by Jennifer Rud and it is delightful. Thank you Jennifer for sharing with us. WS Egg hunt free with Tulip Festival Admission

The farm also hosts a nondenominational Sunrise Easter Service which draws hundreds, including hot air balloonists.

Balloons scheduled to lift off as well. Dress warm for the Sunrise Service and plan to enjoy t

Balloons lift off as morning breaks each Easter.

The service is a local tradition.

The service is a local tradition.

From the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm:

Our family farm began in 1950 with the marriage of Ross and Dorothy and their purchase of the main farm. They worked hard expanding the farm and getting their six children through college.

The Iverson family began growing tulips in 1974. The first tulips belonged to Dr. Holman who would ship part of the bulbs to Indiana every year for forcing. When he retired in the late 1970’s we bought a few acres of bulbs from him.

By the early 1980’s we had over 15 acres and needed to broaden the market base. Seeing this as an opportunity, in 1983 we started the Wooden Shoe Bulb Company which had a name change to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in 2001.

In the first few years we printed up black and white order sheets and sales were slow. Then, in 1985, we opened our fields for Easter weekend. The rest you may say is history.

Now we open our fields for an entire month, end of March the first week of May. We have greatly expanded our operation to include taking bulb orders, cut flowers, potted tulips, a gift shop, and all sorts of food and activities on weekends for all members of the family.

The farm is located about 30 miles south of Portland in Woodburn at 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071