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Swan Island Dahlia Festival (2015)

This weekend we checked out the Swan Island Dahlia Festival!

For directions click here.

The Dahlia Festival is great, there is a big field you can walk through and take pictures of all the different types of Dahlias. As well as an indoor area with cut flowers on display. There are also food vendors, music, and a gift shop.

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This weekend was quite rainy and we got there early so it wasn’t very crowded. We were able to take our time walking through the field and got to see all the different types of Dahlias. We lucked out and didn’t get rained on 🙂

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We would definitely recommend this festival for all the flower lovers out there. It’s a nice weekend outing too, for anyone looking for a fun outdoor event. There is no entrance or parking fee which is great. Dogs are allowed outside, but not in any of the indoor areas. The grounds are well kept, making it easily accessible, and there are porta-potties.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival (2015)

This isn’t a hike but it’s something fun to do outdoors and if you take in the whole farm you’ll probably get in a good mile and a half walk.

The farm is located in Woodburn, Oregon and the festival is running until May 3rd.

The tulip field is huge and they have just about every color and type imaginable! There are even fun windmills, tractors and wooden shoes to take pictures with. There are craft booths, food vendors and a nice sized kids play area. You can order bulbs in the gift shop as well.

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Some great hikes near the Tulip Festival are: Silver Falls State Park (trail of 10 waterfalls), Abiqua Falls, and Butte Creek Falls.