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Cider Days

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Thank you for joining us for the 43rd annual Cider Days!

We look forward to seeing you next year

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Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats, Cider Days offers fun and excitement for the entire family! This year’s event will include tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides along with other children’s activities, historic demonstrations and a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors. A Cider Days festival wouldn’t be complete without everything apple – including apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, Apple Annie’s Baking Challenge (Sunday only) and more. Cider Days hosts the same great experience both Saturday and Sunday, and your admission covers all activities and entertainment.


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Tickets will be available both in advance and during the festival on both Saturday and Sunday. Each ticket includes all amusements and entertainment.


  • Advanced Adult Admission: $6 (fees may apply when purchasing online)
  • Day Of Adult Admission: $8
  • Child Admission: $5 
  • Adult Admission + Hard Cider Tasting: Advanced $30 (fees may apply when purchasing online) / Day of $38
    • An open tasting of 50+ hard ciders 
    • Commemorative tasting glass
    • General Admission to Cider Days
    • Children will be permitted in the tasting zone.


Advance tickets are available at the following outlets: 


  • ONLINE (fees may apply)
  • BY PHONE at (303) 987-7845
  • IN PERSON at the Lakewood Heritage Center Visitor Center (801 S. Yarrow, Lakewood, CO  80226) during applicable business hours.  Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • IN PERSON at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office (470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226) during applicable business hours. Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Getting There


  • 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.
  • Parking: FREE parking is available at the Lakewood Heritage, along South Yarrow Street, and in the Tedford Business Office Complex. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Lakewood Police Department (with FREE shuttle service). Directional signage will be placed specifically to direct patrons to the parking locations.
  • Shuttles: Shuttles run continually throughout the festival (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) between the parking lots and the Lakewood Heritage Center. Shuttles stops are located at the Lakewood Cultural Center, the Lakewood Commons Bus Station, and the top lot of our Lakewood Police Department parking lot. Pets are not permitted on the shuttle buses. Shuttle service ends at 5:30 p.m.


Parking Map
Cider Days Parking Map
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Bike to Cider Days!
Ride your bike to Cider Days, and we’ll store it for you while you enjoy the festival. Drop your bike at the Bike Valet located in front of the Lakewood Heritage Center Visitor Center (at 801 S Yarrow Street), and we’ll check it for safe keeping until 5pm both days. See map above for exact location.


See below for recommended bike routes to take to the festival: 
From the North by way of Garrison Street.
From the South, by way of Florida Ave.
From the East, Martindale area & Sheridan Blvd.
From the West, Glennon Heights area.


Cider Days Bike Valet is presented to you in partnership with Bicycle Colorado, Golden Bear Bikes, Lakewood Bicycle Advisory Team & Save the ‘Zone.


 Bicycle Colorado  Golden Bear Bikes Lakewood Bike Advisory Team

 Save the Zone


Follow us on Facebook for updates. Follow the fun on social media with #LakewoodCiderDays


View the Cider Days FAQ.


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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater

11-11:45 a.m.  Top Hogs (trick pigs)
Noon-12:45 p.m.  Jack's Axe Throwing
1-1:45 p.m.  Top Hogs
2-2:24 p.m.  Jack's Axe Throwing
3-3:45 p.m.  Top Hogs
4-4:45 p.m.  Axe Throwing Tournament

Gala Gazebo

Presented by the Colorado Media School

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Roz Brown   10-11 a.m.  Apple Annie's Baking Challenge Pro-Judging
1-2 p.m.  Magic Show by Ed Aragoni   11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Apple Annie's Baking Challenge People's Choice Judging
3-4 p.m.  Pie Eating Contest (Adults & Kids Round)   1 p.m.  Winners of Baking Challenge Announced
      1:30-2:30 p.m.  Magic Show by Ed Aragoni
      3-4 p.m.  Pie Eating Contest (Adult & Kids Round)


Honeycrisp Stage 

Bluegrass and folk music all day long!

10:30 a.m.-noon  Shovelin' Stone   10:30 a.m.-noon  The Jack & Oren Duo
12:30-2 p.m.  Pennies on the Track   12:30-2 p.m.  Old Fuss and Feathers
2:30-4 p.m.  Bunch of Strangers   2:30-4 p.m.  Burn it Blue


*All entertainment is INCLUDED in admission ticket price. 


Kids Amusements
Enjoy amusements including the following all around the festival (all amusements are INCLUDED in admission ticket price):

  • New this year: get lost in our straw bale maze!
  • Face Painting (Apple themes are FREE)
  • Kids Craft Zone
  • Magician & Balloon Artist
  • Petting Zoo & Burro Rides
  • Horse Wagon & Train Rides
Cider Days Kids Attractions

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

  • Blacksmithing
  • Wood carving
  • Lace making
  • Crocheting
  • Quilting
  • Knitting
  • Rug Hooking
  • Embroidery
  • Weaving & spinning wheels
  • Sawmilling
  • Vintage sewing machine
  • Chair caning
  • Antique vehicles & tractors
  • Butter churning

Check out all craft demonstrations in the Calving Barn & Country Schoolhouse!

Cider Days Historical Demonstrations

Apple Annie's Baking Challenge (Sunday Only)
Join Apple Annie on Sunday under the Gazebo from 10:30-12:30pm where amateur chefs are encouraged to show off their baked apple goodies! Festival attendees can taste the entries and vote on who THEY think should win the People’s Choice Award, while a pro-judging panel will evaluate each entry based on a list of criteria.  Bakers can win exciting prizes from Ela Family Farms, Colorado Cider Co & much more (plus $100 cash prize & season tickets to the 2019 Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series for the first place winner)! Think you’ve got what it takes? Complete & submit our entry form by Wednesday, October 3 to compete in Apple Annie’s Baking Challenge!

Cider Days Apple Pie Bake Off

Apple Pie Eating Contest
Join us for the annual Apple Pie Eating Contest! Drop your name in the entry bowl anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 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 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday!

Cider Days Apple Pie Eating Contest

Other Apple Activities & Products for Purchase

We’ve got apples galore!  

  • Purchase freshly baked apple crisp in the 1930’s Farm House
  • Adults can sip on Hard Cider from the beer garden
  • Enjoy the bountiful spread grown & produced right here in Colorado from Ela Family Farms
  • Partake in FREE apple pressing behind the Calving Barn
  • Visit the Organic Cider Booths to sip on either cold or hot apple cider
  • Enter to participate in the Apple Pie Eating Contest
  • Kids don’t miss the chance to get free apple designs from the face painter! 
  • Purchase locally baked apple pie from Granny Scott’s Pie Shop
  • Help judge Apple Annie’s Baking Challenge by tasting baked goods from armature bakers (Sunday only)
  • Purchase locally baked apple donuts from Yummy's Donut House
  • Our food vendors are pulling out all the stops! Indulge in caramel apples, apple lollipops, apple turnovers, cinnamon apple funnel cake, caramel apple gelato and even caramel apple cinnamon strudel pizza!
  • Sample spiced apple wassail from Colorado Wassail Company


And stay tuned for more to come…  


Colorado's Largest Tractor Pull
Join the Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers Association in Colorado’s largest tractor pull. The tractor pull takes place throughout the festival (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) both Saturday and Sunday. 

Cider Days Tractor Pull

Hard Cider Tasting (Separate Ticket Needed, Tickets are Limited!)
Join the Colorado Cider Guild in Colorado’s largest “Hard Cider Tasting”. Enjoy over 50 delicious hard ciders from around the region and world!


Adult Admission + Hard Cider Tasting Package is $30 if purchased in advance (fees may apply) and $38 the day of. But buy soon; tickets WILL sell out!

  • Must be 21+ to purchase tasting tickets
  • Unlimited tasting & commemorative glass
  • Tickets are sold online and at the box office while supplies last
  • Tasting open from noon – 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday
  • Proceeds benefit the Colorado Cider Guild
  • Children will be permitted to enter with their parent/guardian


Cider Days Cider Tasting

The Beer Garden
Don’t miss Lakewood’s new Beer Garden (presented by Foothills Credit Union), featuring Lakewood-brewed craft beer, lawn games and more. Enjoy beer, cider and wine from local favorites including: Colorado Cider Company, WestFax Brewing CompanyGreat Frontier Brewing Company, Landlocked Ales, Ironworks Brewery & PubGreen Mountain Beer Company and Infinite Monkey Theorem. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Interclub Partnership.

Cider Days Beer Garden

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Get Involved

Vendors and Exhibitors

Booth space at Cider Days is currently filled and we are no longer accepting vendor applications for this event, please check back in June of 2019!

Are you interested in volunteering at the Cider Days Festival? Please contact Karla Grahn at (303-987-7868) or (kargra@lakewood.org).

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of the Cider Days Festival? Thank you for your interest! Please visit the City of Lakewood's Community Partnership page for additional information.


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A round of apple-ause to our 2018 Sponsors... 

SCFD 30th Anniversary Logo Foothills Credit Union logo Gravinas of Littleton
Auto Aves Logo Avenida Gold Compass Real Estate
 Power Home Remodeling PASCO logo Alameda Gateway
Credit Union of Colorado Sponsor Muller Engineering
 Lifetime Windows and Siding Tedford large logo


... and Partners!

Colorado Cider Company Ela Family Farms
Colorado Cider Guild Granny Scott's Pie Shop

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If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can do our best to make the proper accommodations.

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