As the warmer weather starts approaching, many seasonal activities start beginning and people are on the lookout for them. Flower festivals are an ideal activity for a day out with family or friends.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn runs from Mar. 18 to May. 1. The tulip festivals consist of 40 acres filled with tulips. Food is available for purchase, or food can be brought in. Cow and tour train rides are available to experience the whole 40 acres. The event is daily, lasting from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. The cow train costs a total of $3 per person for six minutes and the tour train ride costs$5 per person for 15 minutes. The train rides may not be available, depending on the weather. There is a tulip market where tulips and bulbs are available for purchase.
The Spring Garden Fair will take place in Clackamas, Oregon from April 30. to May 1., a week away from Mother’s Day. The event will be held from 9 a.m to 5 p.m on April 30, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on May 1. Plants and plant pots will be available for purchase.
Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group will be hosting their 25th Annual Hardy Plant sale. The event will be held on May 7.
“The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is definitely my favorite flower festival. The flowers are all gorgeous and of course you have to sit on the giant shoe while being there,” Haley Thomas ‘16 said.
Flower festivals and plant fairs can be a good start to enjoy the spring and summer weather. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, Spring Garden Fair, and the Hardy Plant sale will be an ideal day out to enjoy with family and friends.