Watch hated holiday treats fly at this quirky local event.
The fruitcakes will fly once again in downtown Manitou Springs! Join in for some old-fashioned tossing of those maybe not so beloved holiday desserts. There will also be a fruitcake costume competition, libations and a fruitcake bake-off!
Non-perishable food item suggested for donation to go to the local food bank. Cakes are available for rent for $1 per cake.
When: January 23, 2021 Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Where: Manitou Springs Memorial Park Cost: One non-perishable food item is suggested for attendance. All food items will be donated to a Manitou Springs food bank.
Events for All Ages
Hand Toss Distance
Robotic, mechanical, 3-man slingshot toss for distance
Prizes for all events will be awarded as well as an overall winner.
Too Good to Toss Fruitcake Bake -Off
Although participants will be tossing the traditional cakes, there will also be a fruitcake bake-off. Local bakers will compete for the title of Fruitcake King or Queen as determined by the community. Winners will be based off who makes the best organic, non-GMO, natural fruitcakes. For more information, email Fruitcaketoss@gmail.com.
History of the Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss
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, 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.