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Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tickets start at $6 ($5 for children)

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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 family-friendly activities and entertainment.


Cider Days is located at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow Street Lakewood, Colorado 80226. The festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Directions and Parking

  • 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 Ohio Ave. Turn west onto Ohio and follow event parking signage and staff.
  • Parking: FREE parking is available at the Lakewood Heritage Center and the Tedford Business Office Complex. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Cultural Center (with FREE shuttle service). Directional signage will be around the area to direct patrons to the parking locations.
  • Shuttles: Shuttles run continually throughout the festival (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Shuttles stops are located at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Lakewood Heritage Center. Pets are not permitted on the shuttle buses. Shuttle service ends at 5:30 p.m.

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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.


Some 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  Save the Zone
Lakewood Bike Advisory Team  Golden Bear Bikes


Tickets are available both in advance and during the festival on both Saturday and Sunday. Each ticket includes all family-friendly amusements and entertainment.

  • Advance Adult Admission: $6
  • Day of Adult Admission: $8 
  • Child Admission (age 3-12): $5
  • Hard Cider Tasting Package: Advance $28 / Day of $30 
    • An open tasting of 50+ hard ciders
    • Commemorative tasting glass
    • Admission to Cider Days
    • Children will be permitted in the tasting zone


Tickets are now on sale! Get yours through the following outlets:

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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. Please visit website for hours.


IN PERSON at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office (470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226) during applicable business hours. Please visit website for hours.


View the Cider Days 2017 FAQ.


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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater


11-11:45 a.m. Top Hogs (trick pig show)
Noon-12:45 p.m. Cowboy Craig and Family (trick roping and lasso)
1-1:45 p.m. Top Hogs
2-2:45 p.m. Cowboy Craig and Family
3-3:45 p.m. Top Hogs



Saturday   Sunday
11:30 a.m.
Magic Show by Ed Aragoni   10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Apple Annie's Baking Challenge
12:30 p.m. Premier Dance Academy   12:30 p.m. Winners Announced: Apple Annie's Baking Challenge
1-2 p.m. Square Halo's Square Dancing   1-2 p.m. Square Halo's Square Dancing
3-4 p.m. Pie Eating Contest   2:30-
3:30 p.m.
Pie Eating Contest
4:45 p.m.
Magic Show by Ed Aragoni


Music Stage

Saturday   Sunday
10:30 a.m.-
Roz Brown
Autoharpist, Lakewood CO
  10:30 a.m.-
Burn It Blue
Acoustic String Band, Golden CO
12:30 p.m.-
2 p.m.
Dan & Yoshi
Acoustic Duo, Lafayette CO
  12:30 p.m.-
2 p.m.
Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs
Country Folk, Denver CO
4 p.m.
Steepland String Band
Bluegrass, Durango CO
4 p.m.
Old Fuss and Feathers
Americana, Denver CO


All family-friendly entertainment is INCLUDED in admission ticket price. The full 2017 Entertainment Schedule and 2017 Festival Map are coming soon!


Kids Amusements
Enjoy amusements including the following all around the festival:

  • Bounce House and Obstacle Course
  • Climbing Wall
  • Face Painting (Apple themes are FREE)
  • Macaroni 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


Check out all craft demonstration sin 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 2018 Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series for the first place winner)!

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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 2:30 p.m. on Sunday!

Cider Days Apple Pie Eating Contest

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. Special appearance by Mayor Adam Paul at 1 p.m. on Saturday!

Cider Days Tractor Pull

Hard Cider Tasting (Saturday and Sunday – Separate Ticket Needed)
Join the Rocky Mountain Cider Association in Colorado’s largest “Hard Cider Tasting”. Enjoy over 50 delicious hard ciders from around the region and world!


Hard Cider Tasting Package is $28 if purchased in advance and $30 the day of. But buy soon! Tickets are limited!

  • Must be 21+ to enter the tasting
  • Unlimited tasting & commemorative glass
  • Tickets are sold online (on-sale Sept. 5) and at the festival
  • Tasting open from noon – 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday
  • Proceeds benefit the South Jeffco Rotary Club


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, pretzels, lawn games and more. Enjoy beer from local favorites including: CAUTION: Brewing Co., WestFax Brewing CompanyGreat Frontier Brewing Company, Landlocked Ales, Ironworks Brewery & Pub and Green Mountain Beer Company.

Cider Days Beer Garden

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Get Involved

Vendors and Exhibitors
We are no longer accepting vendors for the 2017 Cider Days Festival. For questions, feel free to contact Rebecca Gushen at 303-987-7859 or

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

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 2017 Sponsors... 

SCFD Logo Horizontal Foothills Credit Union logo Grand Monarch
Tedford 2016 Logo Rubios Auto Aves Logo
AFC Urgent Care  Kriser's Natural Pet  PASCO logo
 Muller Power Home Remodeling


... and Partners!

Colorado Cider Company Ela Family Farms Rocky Mountain Cider Association

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