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Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2

Tickets start at $7 ($4 for children)
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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 again include tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides along with other children’s activities, historic demonstrations as well as 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, an apple bake-off and more. Cider Days hosts the same great experience either Saturday or Sunday, and your admission covers all activities and entertainment.

Hours and Location


10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2016


Tickets are available both in advance and during the festival on both Saturday and Sunday.


  • Adult Admission: $7 (includes all amusements and entertainment) 
  • Child Admission: $4 (includes all amusements and entertainment) 
  • RMCA Hard Cider Tasting: $20 
  • Group Package: Adult $13, Child $10 
    • Includes festival admission and cider mug voucher
  • Hard Cider Tasting Package: $25 
    • Includes festival admission and unlimited hard cider tasting ticket


Advance tickets are on sale now and available at the following outlets:

ONLINE 2014 2015 Purchase Tickets Button


BY PHONE at (303) 987-7845


IN PERSON at the Lakewood Heritage Center Visitor Center (801 S. Yarrow, Lakewood, CO 80226) during applicable business hours. Please visit website for hours.


IN PERSON at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office (470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226) during applicable business hours. Please visit website for hours.

Directions and Parking

  • Directions (from Denver): Follow 6th Ave to CO-121 S/Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood. Take the CO-121 S/Wadsworth Blvd exit from US-6 W. Follow CO-121 S/Wadsworth Blvd to Ohio Ave. Turn west onto Ohio and follow event parking signage and staff.
  • Parking: FREE parking is available at the Lakewood Heritage Center and the Tedford Business Office Complex. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Cultural Center (with FREE shuttle service). Directional signage will be around the area to direct patrons to the parking locations.
  • Shuttles: Shuttles run continually throughout the festival (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Shuttles stops are located at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Lakewood Heritage Center. Pets are not permitted on the shuttle buses. Shuttle service ends at 5:30 p.m.

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  • Family-friendly entertainment at the Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheater including Top Hogs (trick pig show) and Cowboy Craig and Family.
  • Exciting musical performances live from the Music Stage (bluegrass and folk musicians).
  • Diverse entertainment at the Gazebo including our annual Apple Pie Eating Contest, Square Halo’s Square Dancing, and a Magic Show from Ed Aragoni.



Full 2016 Entertainment Schedule and 2016 Festival Map COMING SOON.


Kids Amusements
Enjoy amusements including the following all around the festival:

  • Bounce House and Obstacle Course
  • Climbing Wall
  • Face Painting
  • Macaroni Kids Craft Zone
  • Magician & Balloon Artist
  • Petting Zoo & Burro Rides
  • Horse Wagon & Train Rides

All amusements are INCLUDED in admission ticket price.

Cider Days Kids Attractions

Historical Demonstrations
Enjoy unique and timeless historical demonstrations including chair caning, rug hooking, quilting, embroidering, lace making, antique engines and farm equipment, and much more.

Cider Days Historical Demonstrations

Apple Bake Off (Saturday Only)
Join Bethlehem Lutheran Church in the Heritage Center Visitor Center where amateur chefs are encouraged to show off their baked apple goodies! Win exciting prizes from Ela Family Farms, Glider Cider and much more (plus $100 cash prize for the first place winner)! Click here for the 2016 Apple Bake Off Application!

Cider Days Apple Pie Bake Off

Apple Pie Eating Contest
Join us for the annual Apple Pie Eating Contest! Drop your name in the entry bowl for a chance to participate anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. at the Gazebo. Separate contests for children and adult (12+) feature exciting apple themed prizes. Contest begins at 3:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday!

Cider Days Apple Pie Eating Contest

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.

Cider Days Tractor Pull

Hard Cider Tasting (Saturday and Sunday – Separate Ticket Needed)
Join the Rocky Mountain Cider Association in Colorado’s largest “Hard Cider Tasting”. Enjoy delicious hard ciders from over 25 unique producers around the region, and world!

  • Must be 21+ to enter the tasting
  • $20 unlimited tasting ticket (sold separately from admission - save by buying a package)
  • Tickets are sold online and at the festival
  • Tasting open from noon – 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday
  • Proceeds benefit the South Jeffco Rotary Club


Cider Days Cider Tasting

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: CAUTION: Brewing Co., WestFax Brewing Company, and Great Frontier Brewing Company.

Cider Days Beer Garden

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Get Involved

Vendors and Exhibitors
Are you interested in applying as a vendor or exhibitor at the Cider Days Festival? Download the 2016 Food Vendor Application or 2016 Exhibitor Application for additional information. Please contact Justin Greenstein at (303-987-7859) or ( for additional information or questions.

Are you interested in volunteering at the Cider Days Festival? Please contact Karla Grahn at (303-987-7868) or (

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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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

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Muller Engineering Rubios Denver Christian School
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