The Cedaredge Applefest is a family-run annual event in the town of Cedaredge, created to celebrate the region’s deep agricultural history while welcoming the autumn season. There are around 200 food, craft, artisan, and alcohol vendors at this event, in addition to a schedule of many exciting festival activities.
The event takes place on the first full October weekend, so this year is happening from Friday to Sunday, October 6th to 8th, 2023. Booths and shops don’t open until Saturday, but everything kicks off on Friday with a chili cook-off and a golf tournament.
Over 20,000 people come to Applefest over the three days, so it’s something that you don’t want to miss if you’re in the area.
In 1909, local fruit growers from Cedaredge entered the National Apple Show and won more awards than anyone else in the country. Their prize-winning apples are what put the town on the map, and that heritage is still remembered today. Since 1977, Applefest has been happening each year to acknowledge Cedaredge’s skilled farmers of past and present.
Live music, food, kids’ games, contests, car shows, and more! There is something for everyone at Applefest. Here is a list of the activities you’ll find happening on the grounds over the festival’s three days.
- A 5k Run
- Pickler’s Beginning Class
- Chili Cook-off
- Yard sale
- Many vendors for food, art, and alcohol
- Pinup competition
- Classic car show
- Book sales
- Applefest Golf Tournament
- Apple pie sales
- Outhouse stuffing contest
- Happy hallow stein holding contest
- Local author showcase
- Yoga in the park
- Road bike tour
- Skydiving demo
- Antique tractor show
- Live concerts
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Address: 235 W. Main Street, Cedaredge, CO 81413
Phone: 970-856-3123 ext. 111
Dates: Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2023