Cider Days

Next date: Saturday, October 05, 2024 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Save the date! The 48th Cider Days is scheduled for October 5 & 6, 2024!

Tickets on sale August 8 at 10 a.m.

About the event 

Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats, the annual Cider Days festival offers fun and excitement for the entire family!

This event includes tractor pulls and vintage power displays, children's activities, historic demonstrations and a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors. The Cider Days festival wouldn’t be complete without everything apple, including apple pressing, cider and a variety of apple goodies.

Activities

All Things Apple

Apple Activities and Products for Purchase

Enjoy over 50 different apple-themed foods, drinks and activities! Here's what was on the menu in 2023: Farm Stand at Cider Days

  • Hot and cold organic cider
  • Hard cider by Colorado Cider Company in The Beer Garden
  • Cider pressing - BYO apples & jugs (free!)
  • Free apple designs at all face painting booths
  • Pick your own apples from our 7 apple trees on site
  • Freshly baked apple crisp in our 1930s house
  • Organic apples, apple sauce, apple butter, and apple chips by Ela Family Farms
  • Caramel, Dutch and gluten free apple pies by Granny Scott's Pie Shop
  • Apple Pie Ice Cream by Em's Organic Ice Cream
  • Caramel apple funnel cake by Funnelicious
  • Caramel Apple Cheesecake & Green apple popcorn by Capones Concessions
  • Apple cider donuts by Yummy's Donut House
  • Caramel Apple Kettle Corn, Sour Apple Cotton Candy, caramel Apples, & sour apple shaved ice by Buckaroo Enterprises
  • Bacon Apple Burger by Burger Bus
  • Bacon Apple Grilled Cheese by Cheese Love Grill
  • Smoked pork tacos with apple spiced slaw by Dude Bro Tacos
  • Apple Pie Churros by Fanwich Food Truck
  • Apple pie funnel cake, fried apple rings, apple pie churro tots, apple pie milk shakes, apple pie ice cream, apple cider floats, caramel apples by Lucky Mary's Baking Company
  • Apple Turnovers by Mac 'N Noodles
  • Apple Onion Cheesesteaks by Mile High Cheesesteaks
  • Fall Spice Burger with Apple Bacon Jam by OG Burgers
  • Granny Smith Apple Salad & Granny Smith Apple Gyro by Original by Greeks
  • Polish-style apple pie by Pierogies Factory
  • Caramel Apple Crisp Cookie (or make it a sundae!) & Apple Carrot Cake Dog Cookies by Rebel Cookie Dough
  • Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Apple Crisp in a Jar, Caramel Apple Cake Pops, Caramel Apple Cookies, Apple Spice Cake, Caramel Apples by Suz Cookie Jar Rescue
  • Apple Pie Shaved Ice & Caramel Apples by Sweet Shack Shave Ice
  • Apple Sausage & Apple Sauerkraut by The Goods Smoke & Grill
  • Cinnamon Apple Spring Rolls by We Chef Kitchen
  • Forbidden Fig & Apple Grilled Cheese, Forsaken Bacon with Apple Butter Grilled Cheese & Apple Carrot Dog Cookies by What Would Cheesus Do
  • Apple Cider Donuts by Yummy's Donut Hut

Cider Pressing 

Adults and children press apples.

Bring your own apples from home or buy them from the Ela Family Farm stand on site! Either way, don't forget a jug so you can take your freshly pressed cider home with you! Parties will be limited to one 5-gallon bucket of apples each. For pressing larger quantities, join us to press on October 21. More info at Lakewood.org/CiderPressing.


Apple Pie Eating Contest | 3 p.m.

Pie Eating ContestJoin us for the annual Apple Pie Eating Contest! Drop your name in the entry bowl anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the gazebo for a chance to participate.

Separate contests for children and adults (12 ) feature exciting apple themed prizes. Contest begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday!

Kids Amusements

2023 Amusements

Enjoy amusements including the following all around the festival (all amusements are INCLUDED in admission ticket price):Pony Rides at Cider Days

  • Cider Pressing.
  • Straw Bale Maze.
  • Line Dancing.
  • Face Painting (Apple themes are FREE).
  • Kids Craft Zone.
  • Magician & Balloon Artist.
  • Petting Zoo.
  • Burro Rides.
  • Horse-Drawn Wagon.
  • Train Rides.
  • Trick Pig Show.
  • Goat Walkabouts.
  • Pie Eating Contest.

Live Entertainment

Gala Gazebo 

cider days magic show

Both Saturday & Sunday (2023)

11-11:30 a.m. | Storytime with Belmar Library
Noon-12:45 p.m. | Magic Show
1-1:45 p.m. | Square Dancing with Square Halos
2-2:30 p.m. (Saturday) | Intergenerational Dance Performance by Lakewood Cultural Center Students
2-2:30 p.m. (Sunday) | Hula Hoop Performance by Ana Cruz (Sun)
3-3:30 p.m. | Apple Pie Eating Competition

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater

Trick Pigs at Cider Days

Both Saturday & Sunday (2023)

11-11:45 a.m. | Top Hogs (trick pigs)
Noon-12:45 p.m. | Line Dancing with Two Left Boots
1-1:45 p.m. | Top Hogs
2-2:45 p.m. | Line Dancing with Two Left Boots
3-3:45 p.m. | Top Hogs
4-4:45 p.m. | The Original Cow Boy Band musical performance

ACBID Music Stage

 Band playing on Honeycrisp Stage at Cider Days

Both Saturday & Sunday (2023)

10-10:40 a.m. | Dennis Valasquez, Native American Flutist
11 a.m.-noon | The Humminbirds, Bluegrass trio
12:20-1:20 p.m. | Oscar Butler, Songwriter
1:40-2:40 p.m. | High Lonesome Trio, Bluegrass
3-4 p.m. | Meghan Clarisse and Her Cavemen, Country Band

Historical Demonstrations

2023 Historical Demonstrations

Enjoy unique and timeless historical demonstrations including (but not limited to):

  • Antique Tractor Races! Don't miss the world's slowest race. (Noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.) - new!Blacksmith at Cider Days
  • Antique Tractors, Vehicles & Farm Equipment.
  • Beekeeping (demos 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.).
  • Blacksmithing.
  • Butter making (do it yourself!)
  • Embroidery.
  • Homemaking.
  • Knitting & Crocheting.
  • Lace making.
  • Printmaking - new!
  • Quilting.
  • Rug hooking.
  • Native American Beadwork - new!
  • Vintage sewing machine.Embroidery at Cider Days
  • Weaving and spinning wheels.
  • Woodcarving.
  • WWI Sock Knitting Machine.

Our demonstrators will be scattered throughout the site.

If you are the master of a lost craft, we invite you to join us at Cider Days!

Apply to be a Demonstrator

Tractor Pull

Colorado's Largest Tractor Pull

Tractor Pull

Join the Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers Association in Colorado’s largest tractor pull. The tractor pull takes place throughout the festival (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) both Saturday and Sunday. 

Hard Cider & the Beer Garden

The Beer Garden

The Beer Garden logo.

Don’t miss the beer garden (presented by Foothills Credit Union), featuring Lakewood-brewed craft beer, lawn games and more.

Enjoy beer and hard cider from local favorites, including: 

 

Tickets

Buy online & in advance 

TICKET PRICING

  • Advanced Adult Admission: $10
  • Day-of Adult Admission: $15
  • Child Admission: $8 (infants under 1 are free)
    (Fees may apply when purchasing over the phone.)

PURCHASE ONLINE, BY PHONE OR IN PERSON: 

Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO 80226.
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m.
303-987-7850

Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office 

470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
303-987-7845 

Bike to Cider Days

We’ll store your bike for free while you enjoy the festival. Drop your bike at the Bike Valet located in front of Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park (at 801 S. Yarrow St.), and we’ll check it for safe keeping until 5 p.m. both days. See map for exact location.

All riders will receive a coupon for $1 off their first cup of hot or cold Cider (offer not valid for hard cider.)

Recommended bike routes to the festival: 
From the North by way of Garrison Street
From the South, by way of Florida Avenue
From the East, Martindale area & Sheridan Boulevard
From the West, Glennon Heights area

Cider Days Bike Valet is presented to you in partnership with Lakewood Bicycle Advisory Team.

  Lakewood Bike Advisory Logo   

Bus to Cider Days

From East/Denver/Aurora:

  • 1 - Downtown Denver
  • 3 - Alameda Station
  • 11 - Aurora Metro Center via Mississippi Ave.
  • 14 - I-25 & Broadway Station
  • 87L - Civic Center Station

From North/Arvada:

  • 76 - Old Town Arvada

From South/Littleton:

  • 76 - Southwest Station
  • 87L - Wadsworth/Hampton

From West:

  • 3 - Federal Center Station

 


A round of APPLE-ause to our 2024 Sponsors...   

  Foothills Credit Union Logo  Colorado Christian University    Mix 100 Logo FedEx Logo  Title Boxing Club Lakewood logo  Credit Union of Denver   Muller Engineering Company logo.   The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District logo.

 

...And our partners:

   ROLLIN_WHEELS_LOGO.jpg    Ela Family Farms Logo   Calvary Lakewood Logo    Colorado Cider Company LogoWestFax Brewing Company Logo    Land Locked Ales logo  Green Mountain Beer Company Logo  Old 121 Brew House Logo 6 and 40 Brewery Logo

Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club Logo  Friends of Paha logo        

When

  • Saturday, October 05, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 06, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

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 Alameda Ave. OR Virginia Ave. Turn west onto Alameda or Virginia and follow event parking signage and staff.
NOTE: Ohio Avenue will be CLOSED. Please access the event parking via Alameda Avenue or Virginia Ave.

Heritage Lakewood, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO, 80226, View Map

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