Let Those Fruitcakes Fly!!!
The Manitou Springs Great Fruitcake Toss will happen this year! Come to Manitou Springs and enjoy old fashioned games of tossing fruitcakes, a costume competition, libations and a fruitcake bake off! It all started in 1996 with locals throwing fruitcakes in the park, and 20-something years later, the famous event continues. Events will be feats of strength, talent, balance and taste!
This one-of-a-kind event, where enthusiasts traveled from all over to compete for trophies and bragging rights, has been a community highlight for more than 22 years. The great fruitcake toss is the event of the winter season as the hapless dessert is launched into space with a variety of mechanical and pneumatic devices.
Competitions have included the Hand Toss, Kid’s Toss, Launch (Trebuchets!), Pneumatic Gun or Canon, Team Catch or Accuracy division. The cost of competing is simply a non-perishable food item, to be donated to the Westside Cares food bank. More information can be found here.
When: January 23, 2021
Where: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Colorado
And while you’re here for the Great Fruitcake Toss, stay with us at Rocky Mountain Lodge in our Cascade Luxury Suite for a well deserved getaway! We are just 5 miles from Manitou Springs, at Pikes Peak. Make your reservations today!
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