How It Started

Bauman Family - How it began

Fall. Family. Fun!

Bauman Farms began way back in 1895 on a 150-acre farm located one mile from the current retail location. In 1988, Rick and Barb Bauman started a small road-side farm market in hopes of raising enough income so that Barb could stay at home with their budding family. It wasn’t much at first; just an addition with two garage doors Rick built besides the iconic red barn. Their growing number of loyal customers loved it and, they kept wanting more. So Bauman Farms grew & grew…and Rick hasn’t stopped building and expanding since!

As the farm expanded, so did their family. Rick and Barb have 4 kids: Brian, Amie, Cari & Sarah. In more recent years, they have also added 10 great kids: Austin, Allison, Hailey, Madison, Josh, Jacob, Caden, Carli, Corbin and Raegan.

The Harvest Festival started out as a time for Barb & Rick’s 4 kids to bring their classmates out to the farm to pick pumpkins and play in a small maze made from leftover straw. But soon, the rest of the classes at their school had heard about the fun they were having and they joined in as well! As a result, Rick needed to start building bigger and better mazes to accommodate the larger crowds of kids. Each year since, the family has been blessed with the opportunity to keep growing this event into what is today one of the best known and largest harvest festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

In 2014, it was time for Brian and Sarah, the oldest and youngest respectively of Rick & Barb’s kids, to take over the reins of the Harvest Festival. Together, their goal is to continue building on their family’s tradition of working hard to create a fun, wholesome and authentic farm and pumpkin patch experience . However, they are not alone in this endeavor. Throughout the farm you will encounter many members of the extensive Bauman Family working hard to ensure everyone has a great time. It’s our collective hope that Bauman’s Harvest Festival continues to be an enduring & fun link between the community we serve and the family farm we grew up on.

Welcome and have a great time!

The Bauman Family

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