Hot Air Balloons

Hot air balloons will be back to the farm in 2024! Hot air balloons are individual vendors of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and gracious enough to offer their services on our farm during the tulip festival.

These balloons are only able to operate weather permitting (no rain and winds less than 8 miles per hour) and while supplies last. We are unable to guarantee the balloons will be at our farm at any given date and time.


Tethered Flights

Tethered balloon flights offer a great first experience in a balloon, and a beautiful view of the tulips. The balloon is anchored to the ground via ropes and will go to heights of about 50-75ft. It is a great way to see how a hot a balloon works and provides an amazing photo opportunity from above the tulips!

Offered by Portland Rose Balloons, they will be available weather permitting Thursday through Sunday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Check out their Facebook page and tether page for updates and tether status.


  • Adults- $20
  • Children (under 12)- $10


Sunrise Flights

Balloons will be flying again this season!

Portland Rose Balloons

Free-flying hot air balloon flights are offered at sunrise. Flights need to be reserved ahead of time, booked on the Portland Rose Balloons website. These flights lift off at sunrise at our farm property. Take off from the tulips and go for a 45 minute to 1 hour long flight, reaching heights of 2000-3000 ft. Once you land, you return to the farm for a champagne toast. It’s an amazing experience!

Learn more and book your flight here. Tulip festival admission is included with a sunrise balloon flight.