Woodburn, OR. About one quarter of the tulips are in full bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. The farm’s spring festival kicked off on March 24th and will run through April 30th. There are several nonprofit events during the festival like the Muddy Paws 3k & 5k fun run on Saturday, April 29th. It benefits local dog rescue groups including the NW Boxer Rescue. Another popular draw is the annual photo contest, which has several categories. The retriever holding a bouquet, taken by Hana Kim, took 2nd place last year. Click here for info on how to enter the photo contest.


Susan Mecouch won the 2016 Pro Photo Grand Prize for her submission in the landscape category.

3rd place in the Landscape category went to by Daniel Cooper.

The 3rd place winner in the Pro Photo “Catch All” category was this photo by Jessica Lawson.

So how photogenic are the fields so far this year? Here’s a look:

Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per car. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is located at 33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071 – about 45 minutes from Portland and 30 minutes from Salem. Click here for the directions page.