Beloved Cider Days family festival returns

Published on August 09, 2022

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Hard Cider Tasting Aug. 20 | Family Weekend Oct. 1-2

Aug. 9, 2022 – For the 46th year, Lakewood will host Cider Days, the signature fall festival celebrating the area’s agricultural heritage.  Enjoy two full days of family fun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St. Admission per day is $12 ($8 in advance), $5 for children ages 3-12, and includes all entertainment and children’s amusements. Timed entry is new this year, so patrons are encouraged to buy their tickets online in advance. Tickets are now on sale at Lakewood.org/CiderDays.

Press your own apple cider, watch historic demonstrations and enjoy everything apple all weekend long. In partnership with the Rocky Mountain Tractor Puller’s Association, Cider Days hosts Colorado’s largest antique and vintage tractor pull. Other entertainment includes apple pie eating contests, trick pigs, burro rides, line dancing, a petting zoo and more. Browse exhibitor booths, shop handmade wares, sip and savor more than 20 different apple-themed products including Colorado apple cider. Kids will find their way through a straw bale maze, enjoy train and burro rides, balloon twisting, a petting zoo and crafts.

The Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union will be serving beer and hard cider from local favorites including the Colorado Cider Company, WestFax Brewing Company, Landlocked Ales, Old 121 Brew House and Green Mountain Beer Company.

Parking is limited, so we encourage patrons to take advantage of public transit, ride shares and our free bike valet.

Held on a separate date due to its popularity, Pressed Fest, Hard Cider Tasting in partnership with the Colorado Cider Guild will be on Saturday, Aug. 20 with an afternoon tasting at 11:30 a.m. and an evening tasting at 4 p.m. Tasting tickets ($40) are limited and are now on sale at Lakewood.org/HardCider. This event is expected to sell out quickly.

Cider Days is sponsored by the Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division; the SCFD, a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, cultural and scientific organizations; Foothills Credit Union; Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton; Mix 100; Credit Union of Colorado; Muller Engineering; and Tedford Commercial Real Estate.