Every year, a family farm called Wooden Shoe, 45 minutes out of Portland, Ore., holds a famous tulip festival to kick off the spectacular spring season.
My best buddy, Nala, and I raced through the farm to see why the tulips were so popular.
Before we got too dirty, Mom took too many pictures of us enjoying the flowers.
I raced through the fields with Nala for hours. Everything smelled so amazing, and we couldn’t stop sniffing every single tulip at the farm. Mom ran around taking pictures of the colorful flowers all day.
Mom and Dad’s favorite flowers are the deep-plum-colored tulips called Queen of Night. They are dark and dramatic and look almost black in the evening.
Mom got annoyed when she sunk into a big pile of mud! Hehe.
So after we all made fun of her, she made me take two more ridiculous photos.
After a long, beautiful day, we decided to head home for the dreaded bath. If you are ever in Oregon between the end of March and early May, do not miss this awesome natural playground with your pup! The event is family-friendly and has plenty of fun activities, rides, and food as well.
Rating for Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
I gave this event two paws up because it was incredibly dog-friendly, and we had nothing but fun running around the fields. We arrived a bit before the event began to take pictures before the crowds rolled in, so we were allowed off leash. During regular festival hours, you should keep your dog on a leash for the safety of children and pups. To learn more about the festival, check out the farm’s website: www.woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest
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Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I review waterfalls during our hiking spotlight in the Columbia River Gorge.
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