Event Applications

All completed event applications should be emailed to
jenna@manitouchamber.com  If you do not receive a confirmation from the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce concerning your application, please call 719-685-5089.


2019 Event Dates :

The Great Fruitcake Toss – January 26, 2019

Come toss YOUR fruitcake from the holiday season at this fun, funky event taking place in Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave, on January 26th from 1-3 pm. Compete in 4 categories: balance, speed, distance, & accuracy. Are you a baker? Join our Fruitcake bake-off and take home a prize for best taste, texture, and consistency, voted on by our cake-tasting judges. The winner of the most categories takes the throne as Fruitcake King or Queen!

Sponsor information is available here. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 719-685-5089 or email jenna@manitouchamber.com for more details.


CarniBall “Fire and Ice” – March 2, 2019


Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off – March 2, 2019

Enjoy 20 fabulous chefs competing with their secret recipes of Gumbo. Each team must prepare 5 gallons of Gumbo right in front of their audience. Ticket sales are 2 tastings for $1. This event will continue until the Gumbo runs out. Think you have the winning Gumbo recipe? Fill out an application to attend this wonderful community event.

Click below to sign up, please select appropriate application:

2019 RULES for both Professional and Amateur division applicants.

2019 Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off PROFESSIONAL Application

2019 Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off AMATEUR Application

Sponsorship Application


Carnivale Parade “Fire and Ice” – March 2, 2019

Parade line up starts at NOON at Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave, Parade kicks off at 1 pm, ends at Soda Springs Park

Want to sponsor the 26th Annual Carnivale parade? Click HERE for more! //  Sponsorship Application


Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival- June 1, 2019

Be one of 30 Colorado Wineries to attend the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival! Applications are available for retail vendors, food vendors, and wineries. Due to the large number of inquires about participating in this festival, all applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility.  All retail vendors must submit pictures of their product to be analyzed by a jury.

Applications will be available in January 2019.


Silent Disco and Food Truck Rally – June 15, 2019

Bud Ford Pavilion at Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs

Back by popular demand! Come dance the night away – quietly…

Tickets available in 2019!



Good Ole Summertime Ice Cream Social & Pie Baking Contest- July 1, 2019

Cool down from the hot summer day at the Good Ole Summertime Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking Contest. Each competitor must provide two of the same kind of homemade fruit pie. These pies will be judged by three respected individuals to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There is no entry fee; this is a “fun” competition. Prizes will be awarded. Judging is based upon the best pie overall. Winners will be announced and their names will be sent to all local media.

Pie submission forms and sponsorship opportunity information will be available in early 2019.


25th Anniversary of the Emma Crawford Coffin Races – October 26, 2019

Applications available in early 2019