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Celebrate fall at the 43rd annual Cider Days

Oct. 6-7 at Lakewood Heritage Center
General admission and hard cider tasting tickets at Lakewood.org/CiderDays

 

Sept. 25, 2018 –  Lakewood’s signature fall festival, Cider Days, celebrates the area’s agricultural heritage with two full days of family fun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. Admission is $8 ($5 for children ages 3-12), which includes all entertainment and kids amusements.

 

Try cider pressing, watch historic demonstrations and enjoy live bluegrass and folk music all weekend. In partnership with Rocky Mountain Tractor Puller’s Association, Cider Days hosts Colorado’s largest antique and vintage tractor pull. Other entertainment includes apple pie eating contests and a baking challenge, trick pigs, a magic show and more. New for 2018, watch axe throwing demonstrations and find your way through a straw bale maze. Browse exhibitor booths and shop vendors wares, apple cider by the glass or gallon and tasty harvest treats. Kids will enjoy face painting, train and burro rides, balloon twisting, a petting zoo and crafts.

 

The Lakewood Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union will be serving up beer, cider and wine from local favorites including Colorado Cider Company, WestFax Brewing Company, Great Frontier Brewing Company, Landlocked Ales, Ironworks Brewery & Pub, Green Mountain Beer Company and Infinite Monkey Theorem. Or, join Colorado Cider Guild in Colorado’s largest hard cider tasting, where guests 21 years and older can purchase tickets to taste over 50 hard ciders from regional and international cideries. Tasting tickets ($30 in advance/$38 day of) are limited to 550 per day and have sold out in prior years.

 

Free parking, free shuttle service to designated nearby lots, and a free bike valet at the event entrance are available. For more information, call 303-987-7850 or visit Lakewood.org/CiderDays.

 

Sponsored by the Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division, the SCFD – with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District – Foothills Credit Union, Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton, Auto Aves, Avenida Lakewood, Gold Compass Real Estate, Power Home Remodeling, PASCO – Personal Assistance Services of Colorado, Alameda Gateway, Credit Union of Colorado, Muller Engineering, Lifetime Windows and Siding, and Tedford Commercial Real Estate.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2018