The Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss
The Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss happens on the first Saturday in January in Memorial Park. It's definitely worth checking out at least once in your life.
Now I must admit that I have only attended the Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss once in January 2002. It is definitely an interesting annual event for sure, and the idea of doing all sorts of "dastardly" things with fruitcake makes for great stories, great laughter and good press for a small town like Manitou Springs. But in all honestly, my experience at the Fruitcake Toss was way too much standing around in the cold. The event needs some kind of zip to keep people interested and occupied as they wait (sometimes for hours) to participate in their specific fruitcake event. Hmmmm.
The photo above shows a woman hurling a fruitcake. If I remember correctly, the
teenage quarterback of Manitou Springs High School won the main event
by hurling his fruitcake the longest distnace - His reached the roof of the Moroccan restaurant! Amazing! :)