Below are the 2014 Chamber-Sponsored Events.

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March 1 – Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off and Carnivale Parade

Gumbo

A bit of New Orleans is coming to Manitou Springs! On Saturday, March, 1st in Soda Springs Park, fabulous Chefs will compete with their secret recipes! Gumbo begins cooking at 8:00 am. Judging begins at 10:45 with public tastings following the judging until 1Pm (or when the Gumbo runs out!). There is no entry fee for contestants and winners will receive cash prizes & trophies. There is a Professional Division and Amateur Division. Competition is limited to 18 total entries & pre-registration is required.Tastings are 2/$1, ticket sales end at 12:30pm. Carnivale Parade through downtown Manitou Springs follows and begins at 1pm.


April 26 – 9 Health Fair

May 24 – Verne Witham Annual Pancake Breakfast

Verne witham

Kick off the summer season with pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, and shopping incentives at the 900 block of Manitou Ave.


May 31
- Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

Wine Fest

One of Colorado’s best Wine Festivals. 25 Colorado Wineries will be pouring tastings of their wines as well as selling bottles of wine. Many retail booths selling wine related wares. Food booths and entertainment throughout the event.


July 7
– Good Ol’ Summertime Pie Baking Contest & Ice Cream Social

pie Contest

General pie and ice cream consumption begins at 5:30pm. The Little London Winds Symphony will entertainment with a concert at 7:00pm. It’s an evening of fun for young and old alike.
Pie Slices $2.00 each
Ice Cream $1.00 per Scoop

Oct 25 – Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Parade

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The legend of Emma Crawford lives again in Manitou Springs! Spooky fun for the whole family. Come out and watch as 50 Different teams race for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place In Historic Downtown Manitou Springs. To register for the 2013 Coffin Races, please fill out the application here and return to the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce.