Cider Days festival Oct. 5-6 at Lakewood Heritage Center

Published on September 03, 2019

Cider Days attendees buying apples at a farm stand.

General admission and hard cider tasting tickets at Lakewood.org/CiderDays

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. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. Admission is $6 in advance/$8 day of ($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, stunt dogs, a magic show and more. Watch sawmill demonstrations and find your way through a straw bale maze. Browse exhibitor booths, shop vendor’s wares and buy apple cider by the glass or gallon along with tasty harvest treats. Kids will enjoy face painting, train and burro rides, balloon twisting, a petting zoo and crafts.

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

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 Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations; Alameda Connects; Auto Aves; Avenida Lakewood; Foothills Credit Union; Gold Compass Real Estate; Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton; Mix 100; Muller Engineering; PASCO – Personal Assistance Services of Colorado; Power Home Remodeling; and Tedford Commercial Real Estate.