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Posted on Apr 9, 2015

Adventures in Oregon: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

When my mom was planning her trip out here, she had one request – to visit the Tulip Festival at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Acres and acres of gorgeous flowers? Only if you twist my arm.

We paid a visit to the festival last Thursday, driving up through the beautiful Oregon countryside. Naively, I thought by going on a weekday that there would be fewer people … when will I realize this is never the case? However, even with a full parking lot and plenty of people, we never felt crowded. There was ample space to wander around and take billions of photos.

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I expected the flowers to be pretty but when we walked up to the fields I was blown away by row after row of brilliant color. I think I must have exclaimed, “Wow!” about 342 times, give or take.

Tulip closeup at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

So many varieties and colors to see!

We strolled up and down the rows, each turn offering a new vantage point to appreciate the rainbow of color beneath a picture-perfect blue sky dotted with fluffy clouds.

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It was photographer heaven!

Rather than subject you to my clumsy descriptions, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

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Tractor at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

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Pink tulips at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

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Rows of purple at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

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The festival runs through May and in addition to the tulips to admire, there are all kinds of kid-friendly activities, food and even wine-tasting. There are of course tulips for sell and my mom was kind enough to buy me some potted tulips – I’m so excited for the buds to open!

On the way home, we stopped for lunch in Mount Angel which is an adorable little town with a heavy Bavarian influence. We strolled through the tiny downtown and watched the Glockenspiel put on its performance – so charming!

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Apparently they host quite the Octoberfest which we will definitely have to check out.

Such a lovely day that I’m grateful I could share with my mom!

 

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Want to catch up on other Adventures in Oregon?

Check out the Oregon Page

or start with one of these:

Blue Pool

Sahalie & Koosah Falls

Heceta Head

Cape Perpetua

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