Frequently Asked Questions
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We welcome all photographers to our farm at no additional cost above the cost of regular festival admission. Photographers are welcome to purchase season or day passes.
Photo Sessions- We require the photographer, and all clients purchase tickets for the appropriate time slot and agree to the terms in place on our ticketing platform. We also ask you are courteous of other visitors around you!
Drones- Drones are prohibited on farm property. In 2022 we are offering limited drone operator passes under the conditions set in place by Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and the FAA. Drone operator passes must be accompanied with the purchase of a season or sunrise pass. You can purchase this pass on our day pass ticket page at the hour of 5am.
Overnight Photography- Visitors are prohibited on our farm outside of the season pass hours. We will be offering a very limited amount of overnight photography sessions in 2022 under the conditions set forth by the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. If you have interest in overnight star photography, please reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook and send us images of your work.
Friendly dogs and other animals are welcome on leashes, we just ask that you clean up after your pet. Many families choose to bring their dog and other animals, so consider if your pet is able to be around others.
Tulips are very sensitive to weather and come up when the ground has defrosted. Some come up early at the end of March while others wait until later in April when the ground is warmer. Generally speaking, mid-April typically has the best overlap of color between the early, mid and late blooming tulips.
The majority of our farm is grass, gravel, and dirt, but we have a paved area near our main building. Full accessibility is often determined by weather, durability of your wheelchair or device, and its ability to navigate grass, gravel, and dirt. The position of our tulip fields rotate annually, differing the length between the tulips and the paved area. We have a tram that goes from the main building and drops off at the tulip field and requires a step to get on-board. Weather permitting, we have a tour train for an additional $10 per person that gives a 30-40 minute drive through the fields, also requiring a step to get on-board.
Our festival hours for 2022 are Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm, and Saturday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm . If you want to visit outside of those posted hours, we offer an Individual Season Pass that allows entry one hour before sunrise and/or one hour after sunset. Additionally, we offer an early morning sunrise day pass that allows entry an hour before sunrise.
For 2022 and to better control the flow of traffic on our farm, we have switched to online ticketing only. Plan ahead and purchase your tickets as soon as March 1st to secure your visit to our farm.
A majority of the additional activities on our farm take credit cards. Only limited vendors in our vendor row may take cash only. All food vendors and Wooden Shoe sales locations take debit and credit. We offer an ATM onsite for convenience.
We have food options everyday with a few extra vendors on weekends, but families are welcome to use our picnic tables and bring their own food. See our festival activity pages for a list of vendors. We also sell local beer and Wooden Shoe Vineyards wine in our tasting room. If your family has any allergies or food restrictions, we suggest bringing your own picnic.
We are open rain or shine. A few of our kids’ activities and the tethered hot air balloon flights are weather dependent (see our activities list for more information). Keep in mind that when it rains, you might find yourself dodging more mud puddles, so be sure to come dressed in boots and umbrellas. We do not give refunds for rainy days.
All of the bulbs are in the ground and blooming during the tulip festival. You can order your bulbs while you visit for FALL shipping and planting. You can purchase cut flowers, or we have potted tulips available to purchase to take home, while supplies last.
Unfortunately public transportation does not extend as far out of Woodburn as our tulip farm. We have seen some large group tour buses come through, but at this time we do not have any tour bus offerings set up through our festival. There is a transit bus from Portland Airport to downtown Woodburn, but we are about 7 miles from downtown Woodburn. Our best recommendation is to reach out to Uber or Lyft.
Yes. We encourage you to take pictures, post them online and tag us (@woodenshoefarm on Instagram and @woodenshoetulipfarm on Facebook). If you are taking pictures for a business and intend to sell them, we ask that you mention where the pictures were taken: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Please email us at email@example.com if you need a signed release form filled out.
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