Do yourself a massive favor when you come to Oregon and explore a tulip festival! Then go at sunrise and you’ll really thank me! I know that sounds amazingly painful. Waking up at 4:30 a.m. Having to put yourself together on your day off. Y’all just have to give me a chance on this one, it was surreal! You could see Mt. Hood in the background as the sunrise approached and how could you not love the tulips surrounding you? Make sure you go towards the end of April. It’s when the most tulips are bloomed! We went the first weekend it opened and it was essentially just a walk in the mud with about 30 tulips.
Make sure when you go to a tulip festival, go towards the end. I know that may sound completely backwards, but the tulips aren’t fully bloomed for several weeks. We were rookies and went on the first weekend they opened (it was for my birthday) and it was essentially a long romantic walk in the mud… followed by about 30 tulips! When we went back for the very last week it was unbelievable! This entire section of tulips hadn’t even bloomed yet. There were so many rows of beautiful colored tulips.
I’ve worn this dress in a previous blog post. I’m not really one of those bloggers that never repeat outfits. This was a Forever 21 find for less than $30.00! It definitely did shrink since I bought it; but to be fair, I’m terrible at laundry. I love the that it has so much going on with it. Between the belle sleeves, endless patterns and flow at the waist, it’s so fun! You have to just twirl around when you wear it, there is no other way.
Please put it on your bucket list to go to a tulip festival next year! I’m slightly addicted and now I plan on going to a lavender farm and peony farm within the next few weeks. Let’s just hope Michael doesn’t get scared away 😉