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Cider Days

Lakewood’s Fall Festival Cider Days –Tractors, apples and good old fashioned family fun!

Lakewood’s signature family event of the year is just around the corner! Join thousands of your neighbors at this year’s Cider Days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. (Wadsworth Boulevard and Ohio Avenue). Admission is $7 adults, $4 children ages 3 to 12.

This year’s event promises to help you fall in love with the season as you celebrate Lakewood’s agricultural heritage in the picture perfect setting of Belmar Park. The event offers a variety of activities for the entire family – all included in the low-price of admission. Cheer at the tractor pull, take a mule-drawn wagon ride, press your apples into cider, make the most of being a kid on the barrel train, climbing wall and inflatable amusements, explore the various buildings that make up the 20th Century Museum, enjoy the great entertainment and check out the exhibits and craft demonstrations. Don’t forget to reap the bounty of the fall harvest by saving room for some tasty treats!

The entertainment lineup promises to be the most exciting yet and repeats itself on Sunday. The main stage lineup includes Buckstein at 11:30 a.m. with American Idol front man Matt Buckstein, a bass-baritone powerhouse whose band covers the gamut from an Old Merle tune to Top 40 hits. Cowboy Craig and Family is sure to thrill the crowd at 2 p.m. each day with interactive roping tricks and skillful lasso demonstrations. Brave participants even get to test their prowess and lasso a steer! Known as “the Einsteins of Porcine,” Top Hogs will leave you cheering for more at 3:30 p.m. as you watch the world’s most talented pigs perform impressions of Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, play piggy golf, skateboard, play dead and slam dunk a basketball.

Cider Days plays host to Colorado’s largest antique and vintage tractor pull. In partnership with the Rocky Mountain Tractor Puller’s Association, enthusiasts from all over Colorado travel to Lakewood to compete in this exciting and entertaining event. Complemented by the Front Range Antique Power Association’s displays of vintage machinery, engines, tractors and farm implements, the tractor pull will impress guests with the engineering and beautiful restorations of these early mechanical marvels. The Lakewood Historical Society started Cider Days in the 1970s to celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage and honor the settlers of the land that would become Lakewood, and the City has carried on the tradition. Proceeds from the event support educational programs at Lakewood Heritage Center, a 20th Century Museum.

The Lakewood Heritage Center is located at 801 S. Yarrow St. on the east side of Belmar Park. For more information, call 303-987-7850 or visit www.Lakewood.org/HCA.

Sponsored by the Lakewood Heritage, Culture and the Arts Division, the SCFD - with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Foothills Credit Union, St. Anthony Hospital, Tedford Katz, Muller Engineering, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School and Lakeview Senior Living. 
  
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Cider Days_ Photo credit Todd Pierson
Posted on: Monday, August 26, 2013