Move over wine because Oregon will soon be known for producing exceptional ciders as well! The Bauman Family is starting a new annual Cider Festival to coincide with their popular Harvest Festival. “We want this to be an opportunity to showcase to Oregon and our visitors from around the Northwest that there are some amazing Cideries producing some of the best Hard Ciders that you can find anywhere,” stated Brian Bauman, owner and operator of Bauman’s Harvest Festival.
The Bauman’s will be hosting 10 local cider producers onsite at the farm on October 8thand 9th. On Friday evening prior to the opening of the festival, local cider experts will be on hand to award medals to the top ciders. In addition, every festival attendee will be asked to vote for their favorite cider.
Not to be outdone, the Bauman Family, spearheaded by Christine (Bauman) Walter, launched their own cider back in March of this year! A total of four Bauman’s ciders will be on tap for sampling, including one for families and kids that is non-alcoholic. Bauman’s Cider has in a short time become extremely popular locally, and is now served in over 50 establishments. “My Great-Grandpa Stephen began making hard cider on the farm over 100 years ago and we are thrilled to see the Willamette Valley blossom into such a vibrant community of orchardists, cider makers and cider drinkers!” said Christine, Owner and Head Cider Maker at Bauman’s Century Farm Cider.
• There is a $5 initial tasting fee that includes a commemorative glass and 4 tasting tickets. Additional tickets will be $1 each or 25 for $20.
• Note: The tasting fee does not include the $5 admission into the Harvest Festival.
Bull Run Cider; 1895; Wandering Aengus; The Oregon/Washington Cider Collective; Woodbox Cider; Wildcraft;
Bauman’s Cider; Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider; Roshambo Art Farm; Swift Cider; Two Towns Cider
12989 Howell Prairie Rd NE
Gervais, OR 97026
Find them: www.BaumansHF.com
Phone: (503) 792-3524
Directions: Take I-5 South to the Woodburn Exit 271. Take a left off of the freeway and go about 2 miles to Hwy 99E. Take a right on to Hwy 99E (at the Safeway) and travel about 3 miles to Howell Prairie Road. (Bauman signs on Hwy 99E before and at Howell Prairie). Travel down Howell Prairie Road about 1/2 mile. First Farm on the Right.