Apple Festivals in Colorado

Apple Festivals in Colorado
As home to a portion of the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, various significant rivers including the Colorado River and Rio Grande, as well as numerous other geographical wonders, Colorado is a haven for the adventurous outdoorsman. Whether you choose to ski in Aspen, hike a "fourteener" in the Rockies, skydive in Longmont, or raft in Salida, there's always something to do in Colorado. In between your adventures, you may want to check out one of the other bountiful offerings of Colorado: the apple. During the first week of every October in Colorado, there are several annual festivals celebrating this widely cultivated and historical fruit.

Cedaredge Applefest & Gala

Featuring over 150 vendors and plenty of freshly picked apples, the Cedaredge Applefest & Gala is the best known apple festival in the state. Some of the many offerings include fresh-pressed apple juice, apple cider, apple pies and other baked goods, as well as fresh apples in many varieties. Additionally, there is a classic car show, an antique tractor show, a parade, kid's games, and live music during the multi-day festivities.

Cedaredge Applefest & Gala
445 W Main Street Cedaredge
Cedaredge, CO 81413
970-856-6961
cedaredgechamber.com/applefest.htm

Penrose Annual Apple Day

Another well-known apple festival in Colorado is the Penrose Annual Apple Day. This celebration is in many ways similar to the Cedaredge Apple Festival. There are numerous vendors with many different offerings, including plenty of edible and drinkable versions of the apple. Staples such as apple cider, fresh-pressed apple juice, and apple pie are at the forefront. There is also an apple pie contest, an antique car show, live entertainment throughout the day, a band, and a parade.

Penrose Annual Apple Day
411 Broadway Street
Penrose, CO 81240
719-372-3994
penrosechamber.com/currentappleday.aspx

Cider Days at Lakewood

The annual festival known as Cider Days is held each year, in Lakewood, Colorado, at Heritage Center in Belmar Park. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. As expected, there are piles and piles of freshly harvested apples of endless varieties, not to mention booths serving cider by the glass or gallon. There are also many fun activities available, including an apple bake-off, face painting, historic demonstrations, barrel train rides, arts and crafts booths, a petting zoo, live entertainment, and much more.

Cider Days
801 South Yarrow Street
Lakewood, CO 80226-4372
303-987-7850
lakewood.org/comres/page.cfm?ID=549&CiderDays/

Article Written By Evander Blimpington

Evander Blimpington has been professionally writing since 2010. Blimpington's extensive works have been featured on several leading websites and in the Letters To The Editor section of the "Miami Herald" and "Sun Sentinal" newspapers. Blimpington specializes in alternative/holistic nutrition and health and is currently pursuing a college degree.

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