Dog-friendly event of the month: The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon

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.

40 acres of magical tulips.

My best buddy, Nala, and I raced through the farm to see why the tulips were so popular.

Nala and I racing through the fields.

Before we got too dirty, Mom took too many pictures of us enjoying the flowers.

I don’t feel like taking pictures today, Mom.
Okay, okay, fine.
There’s my beautiful bestie, Nala.
Am I too muddy to be on here? Oh well!
Okay, Mom, that’s enough pictures!
Woohoo, she finally let me go back to play! 

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.

Mom stuck in the mud.

So after we all made fun of her, she made me take two more ridiculous photos.

Now we know why they call it “Wooden Shoe” Tulip Festival.
This was Dad’s favorite part of the day. So. Embarrassing. 

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: 

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The Wooden Shoe tulip festival in Oregon

Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I review waterfalls during our hiking spotlight in the Columbia River Gorge.


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47 thoughts on “Dog-friendly event of the month: The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon

  1. The tulips look gorgeous! I especially like the picture of you in mid-run through the flower field. You and Nala looked like you were having so much fun! Glad to see that this is a dog friendly place 🙂 This looks very similar to the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields in Washington.

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  2. Soooo much fun you & Nala had, I can see it in your little faces! Queen of Night happens to be one of my favourite tulips as well and we bought a bag back from our visit to Amsterdam, sadly they didn’t grow in our garden. I enjoyed running around the tulip fields as well, but maybe not quite in the same way 😀 #feetdotravel

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  3. I love the tulips!! So beautiful!! I could walk with my dogs all day in a field of flowers. I’m curious about the strap around your dog. What is it used for? I have a harness for my dogs but it goes on much like a bra.

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    1. It was a beautiful day. The harness hooks on from underneath and attaches to her collar. Since she’s a big girl, it makes it easier for us to control her. We were recommended the harness when we initially trained Scarlett after rescuing her years ago 🙂

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      1. Does it help with pulling? I have always used a harness on my dogs but they have always ‘pulled’ during walks. Our groomer believes it’s a instinctive reaction to having the harness on.

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