Blooms and Balloons in the Willamette Valley

As the excitement for spring grows, so does the enthusiasm for the arrival of the annual flower fests and opportunities to see the sights of the Willamette Valley. From rich roses to hardy hostas, many local growers not only showcase their plants for sale but have also created awe-inspiring events and display gardens that draw visitors from far and wide.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest March 23-April 29, 2019

For more than 30 years the family-owned Wooden Shoe Farm has opened their fields to the public. And each spring the festival has grown exponentially. Now you can stroll through 40 acres of beautiful fields of tulips, take in breathtaking views of Mt. Hood and have tons of fun for the entire family, which includes your dogs on leashes!
For a view of the fields like no other, lift off into the ski in a hot air balloon. But if you’d rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, there are still great views to see. The fields provide an excellent opportunity for bird watching and provide the chance to get up-close to the flowers

Durant Vineyards Nursery Gardening Workshop Series: GRAPEVINE PLANTER April 27, 2019, 11:00am - 12:00 pm, $35

Take home a piece of Durant Vineyards history when you make your own unique succulent garden from the trunks of our 46 year old Bishop pinot noir vines. In this workshop, you will use a beautiful twisted piece of pinot noir trunk and carve out spaces to plant hardy succulents and mosses.


40th Annual Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival May 19, 2019

With over 300 wildflower species on display and live music all day you will definitely take time to stop and smell the flowers. Besides being a fun community event, this festival is a fundraiser for Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Your donations, food purchases, and shopping at booths support our work in habitat restoration and environmental education.

Keizer Iris Festival May 18 & 19

Check out the beautiful floats in the parade in Keizer and then join on-lookers in the Display Gardens on the farm for more food and fun all weekend long.

Annual Dahlia Festival August 24th-26th and August 31-Sept 2, 2019

Don't miss the largest Dahlia display put on by one grower in the U.S.! View over 400 floral arrangements of dahlias and over 15,000 cut dahlia blooms on display, floral arranging demonstrations and talk on dahlia culture. 




Ongoing Flower Festivities

Oregon's Hidden Peony Farm  May 1 - June 15, 2019

Brooks Each May and early June our Brooks Gardens farm is alive with peony blossoms, bringing welcome smiles to visitors. We invite you to plan an outing to visit this spring to see the peony fields and iris gardens. At the farm, we sell cut flowers, potted peonies and take orders for bare root peonies to plant in the fall.

Tours at Pollinate  2019 Farm Tour Dates: May 4, 2019, June 1, 2019, July 6, 2019, August 3, 2019, Sept 7, 2019, October 5, 2019

Tours begin promptly at 10:00am and last about an hour.

Specialty cut flowers are where our hearts lie for the Pollinate Boys. They put extra love into hand growing healthy, seasonal blooms by using farming practices that are gentle on the environment and skipping the toxic chemicals. Meet the Boys and take a tour this spring or summer to learn about sustainable growing practices.



Rise Above Oregon Wine Country

Looking to see at the Willamette Valley at a different angle? Rise above the verdant Oregon Wine Country in a hot air balloon for breathtaking views of farms, fields and vineyards and enjoy a flight of signature pinot back on the ground.

Northwest Art and Air Festival August 23-25, 2019 

This free event in Albany features dusk launches with glowing balloons, arts & crafts, food & beer, garden views, music and much more.

For ongoing awe-inspiring views of the valley, lift off with Vista Balloon Adventures or Willamette Valley Balloons. Thrill seekers can also get airborne with Skydive Oregon, offering high adrenaline tandem jumps. 

Explore more wine country trip ideas.

Photo credit: Brooks Gardens I:Soraya Majd, Brooks Gardens II: Emily Crilley, Vista Balloon: Ashley Cook Photography 

ENJOY WILLAMETTE VALLEY in spring
CELEBRATE SPRING AT THE WOODEN SHOE TULIP FESTIVAL
MOVE OVER GOATS, ALPACA YOGA IS TOTALLY A THING!
BEST COFFEE SIP STOPS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
SEVEN FABULOUS FARMS WORTH VISITING
ENJOY WILLAMETTE VALLEY in spring
CELEBRATE SPRING AT THE WOODEN SHOE TULIP FESTIVAL
MOVE OVER GOATS, ALPACA YOGA IS TOTALLY A THING!
BEST COFFEE SIP STOPS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
SEVEN FABULOUS FARMS WORTH VISITING
THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY only slightly exaggerated
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