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The 47th annual Cider Days will take place October 7 & 8, 2023. Watch for updated information closer to the event date!

 

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About the Event 2022 Cider Days Logo

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

We’ve got apples galore! Here's what's on the menu for 2022: 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
  • Caramelized apple and onions on brats and dogs by Cuisine Catering
  • Apple funnel cake by Funnelicious
  • Apple Cider BBQ Sauce on sandwiches with apple slaw dressing by Colorado Pig Rig
  • Caramel Apple Cheesecake on a stick by Capones Concessions
  • Apple cider braised pork tacos with apple-onion pico de gallo by Dos Gringos
  • Apple pie funnel cake; fried apple rings; apple pie churro tots; apple pie milk shakes; apple pie ice cream; & apple cider floats from Lucky Mary's Baking Company
  • Apple turnovers by Mac 'N Noodles
  • Granny smith apple salad by Original by Greeks
  • Apple Sausage with Apple Glaze & Apple Sauerkraut by The Goods Smoke & Grill
  • Apple smoked cheddar burgers with apple bacon jam by OG Burgers
  • Apple Dessert Tacos by Dude Bro Taco
  • Bacon Apple Grilled Cheese by Cheese Love Grill
  • Apple cider donuts by Yummy's Donut House
  • Grilled apple & smoked gouda burger by Burger Bus
  • Apple cider beef barbacoa sandwich and apple cider churros by Fanwich Food Truck 
  • A selection of sweet and savory apple themed crepes by The Crepe Outdoors
  • Caramel apple crisp cookie and apple carrot cake dog treats by Rebel Cookie Dough
  • Caramel apple kettle corn and sour apple cotton candy by Buckaroo Enterprises
  • Napa apple chutney cheesesteak by Mile High Cheesesteaks
  • Caramel apple cookies, cinnamon apple rolls, caramel apple cake and apple crisp by Suz Cookie Jar Rescue

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 16. 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!


Apple Annie's Baking Challenge will not take place in 2022.  

Kids Amusements

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

Presented by Mix 100

cider days magic show

Saturday
Sunday
noon - 12:45 Magic Show by Ed Aragoni Noon - 12:45 p.m. Magic Show by Ed Aragoni
1:00-1:45 p.m.  Square Dancing by Rollin' Wheels Square Dancing Club

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Square Dancing by Rollin' Wheels Square Dancing Club
2-2:30 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center Youth Performance Troupe & Adult Tappers  2-2:45 p.m.  Hula Hoop Performance and Circus Workshop by Elevated Circus
3:00-3:30 p.m.  Apple Pie Eating Contest 3-3:30 p.m. Apple Pie Eating Contest
4-4:30 p.m.  Magic Show by Ed Aragoni 4-4:30 p.m. Magic Show by Ed Aragoni

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater

Trick Pigs at Cider Days

Both Saturday & Sunday
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. (Sat Only)   Kutandara Marimba

Historical Demonstrations

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

  • Blacksmithing.Blacksmith at Cider Days
  • Wood carving.
  • Soap making.
  • Woodworking.
  • Rug hooking.
  • Lace making.
  • Crocheting.
  • Quilting.
  • Knitting.
  • Woodworking.
  • Soapmaking.
  • Rug hooking. (Sat only)
  • Embroidery.
  • Weaving and spinning wheels.
  • Vintage sewing machine.Embroidery at Cider Days
  • Antique vehicles and tractors.
  • Butter making.
  • Vintage farm equipment.

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(PDF, 504KB)

Tractor Pull

Colorado's Largest Tractor PullTractor 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: 

 


Hard Cider Tasting (separate event)

Saturday, August 20

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Colorado Cider Guild Glass

Join the Colorado Cider Guild in Colorado’s largest “Hard Cider Tasting”. Enjoy over 50 delicious hard ciders from around the region and world!

$40 Tasting Package | $10 Designated Driver

  • Must be 21 to purchase tasting tickets
  • Unlimited tasting and commemorative glass
  • Tickets are sold online and at the box office while supplies last
  • Tasting times: 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
  • Proceeds benefit the Colorado Cider Guild
  • Children will be permitted to enter with their parent/guardian, but no kids activities will be provided.

For more information, visit Lakewood.org/HardCider.

Tickets

Buy online & in advance 

New this year: Timed Entry

Admission includes all amusements and entertainment. Re-entry is allowed throughout the day.

Purchase Tickets

TICKET PRICING

  • Advanced Adult Admission: $8 
  • Day-of Adult Admission: $12
  • Child Admission: $5 (2 and younger are free)
    (Fees may apply when purchasing over the phone.)

PURCHASE ONLINE, BY PHONE OR IN PERSON: 

Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park
Location: 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO 80226.
Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Phone: 303-987-7850

Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office 
Location: 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Phone: 303-987-7845

Purchase Online

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  Sponsors...   

Gold Compass Real Estate: Home guidance you can trust.   The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District logo.    Foothills Credit Union Logo   Gravinas Window Center of Littleton logo.   Tedford Commercial Real Estate logo.   Mix 100 Logo   Alameda Connects Logo   Muller Engineering Company logo.   Credit Union of Colorado logo.    Lutheran Medical 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   

Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club Logo      

When

  • Sunday, October 02, 2022 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 02, 2022 | 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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