They've only had two other sales of this kind.
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Everyone wants to stock their home with beautifully designed, versatile, long lasting Le Creuset cookware, but decking your entire kitchen out with the brand is an investment. That’s why sometimes it’s best to hold out on grabbing that piece of cookware you’ve been lusting after until you can get the best deal. Good things come to those who wait: Le Creuset does have epic sales, but probably the most exceptional one is happening this May when the brand launches its huge factory sale.

The Le Creuset factory sale has taken place two times before, last fall in first Nashville and again Charleston. The event proved so popular that Le Creuset is bringing the sale back for a third time, this time in Denver. Yes, it’s true: This is not a sale you can take advantage of online.

You’ll only be able to find the best deals on Le Creuset Dutch ovens (and much more) at Denver's National Western Complex, Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6. Best of all, the proceeds go Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts and a local non-profit called Project Angel Heart, which provides meals to people suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

To get in on each of the three sessions, you’ll have to buy a ticket. Tickets cost $25 per person for an early bird session on Thursday and $10 on Friday. You can get in over the weekend for free, as long as you pre-register for the event online—but who knows, by then, the best deals may be gone. According to the National Western Complex website, tickets aren’t on sale yet.

For everyone else who can’t make it to the event, you’ll just have to watch out for the next big online sale. Magical collections in the cheerful new mint color or the feminine millennial pink set that made its debut last year make any Le Creuset sale worth the wait (or maybe even a trip to Denver).

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