Save the date!
The 43rd annual Cider Days is schedule for October 6 & 7
More details on this year's event coming soon.
Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats, Cider Days offers fun and excitement for the entire family! This year’s event will include tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides along with other children’s activities, historic demonstrations and a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors. A Cider Days festival wouldn’t be complete without everything apple – including apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, Apple Annie’s Baking Challenge (Sunday only) and more. Cider Days hosts the same great experience both Saturday and Sunday, and your admission covers all family-friendly activities and entertainment.
Cider Days is located at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow Street Lakewood, Colorado 80226.
View the Cider Days 2017 FAQ.
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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater
Trick pig and rope shows all day long! Presented to you by Top Hogs and Cowboy Craig and Family
All-day entertainment including a magic show, square dancing and a pie eating contest.
Showcasing local folk and bluegrass bands.
*All family-friendly entertainment is INCLUDED in admission ticket price.
Enjoy amusements including the following all around the festival:
- Bounce House and Obstacle Course
- Climbing Wall
- Face Painting (Apple themes are FREE)
- Macaroni Kids Craft Zone
- Magician & Balloon Artist
- Petting Zoo & Burro Rides
- Horse Wagon & Train Rides
Enjoy unique and timeless historical demonstrations including (but not limited to):
- Wood carving
- Lace making
- Rug Hooking
- Weaving & spinning wheels
- Vintage sewing machine
- Chair caning
- Antique vehicles & tractors
Check out all craft demonstrations in the Calving Barn & Country Schoolhouse!
Apple Annie's Baking Challenge (Sunday Only)
Join Apple Annie on Sunday under the Gazebo from 10:30-12:30pm where amateur chefs are encouraged to show off their baked apple goodies! Festival attendees can taste the entries and vote on who THEY think should win the People’s Choice Award, while a pro-judging panel will evaluate each entry based on a list of criteria. Bakers can win exciting prizes from Ela Family Farms, Colorado Cider Co & much more (plus $100 cash prize & season tickets to the 2018 Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series for the first place winner)!
Apple Pie Eating Contest
Join us for the annual Apple Pie Eating Contest! Drop your name in the entry bowl anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Gazebo for a chance to participate. Separate contests for children and adults (13+) feature exciting apple themed prizes. Contest begins at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday!
Colorado's Largest Tractor Pull
Join the Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers Association in Colorado’s largest tractor pull. The tractor pull takes place throughout the festival (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) both Saturday and Sunday.
Special appearance by Mayor Adam Paul on Saturday!
Hard Cider Tasting (Saturday and Sunday – Separate Ticket Needed)
Join the Rocky Mountain Cider Association in Colorado’s largest “Hard Cider Tasting”. Enjoy over 50 delicious hard ciders from around the region and world!
Hard Cider Tasting Package is $28 if purchased in advance and $30 the day of. But buy soon! Tickets are limited!
- Must be 21+ to enter the tasting
- Unlimited tasting & commemorative glass
- Tickets are sold online (on-sale Sept. 5) and at the festival
- Tasting open from noon – 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday
- Proceeds benefit the South Jeffco Rotary Club
The Beer Garden
Don’t miss Lakewood’s new Beer Garden (presented by Foothills Credit Union), featuring Lakewood-brewed craft beer, pretzels, lawn games and more. Enjoy beer from local favorites including: CAUTION: Brewing Co., WestFax Brewing Company, Great Frontier Brewing Company, Landlocked Ales, Ironworks Brewery & Pub and Green Mountain Beer Company.
Don't forget to grab a glass of local hard cider from Colorado Cider Company!
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Vendors and Exhibitors
Check back here in June 2018 for details on becoming an exhibitor for our 2018 Cider Days festival. For questions, feel free to contact Rebecca Gushen at 303-987-7859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in volunteering at the Cider Days Festival? Please contact Karla Grahn at (303-987-7868) or (email@example.com).
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of the Cider Days Festival? Thank you for your interest! Please visit the City of Lakewood's Community Partnership page for additional information.
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A round of apple-ause to our 2018 Sponsors...
... and Partners!
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If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can do our best to make the proper accommodations.