Celebrating 24 years

The Great
Fruitcake Toss

SAve the date: January 25, 2020

Let your fruitcake fly

The fruitcakes will fly again in downtown Manitou Springs! Join us for old fashioned games of tossing fruitcakes, 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, here we are. Events will be pure feats of strength, talent, balance and taste!

Warming Center happening from 1 -3 pm at 517 Manitou Ave. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/773832739764254/

I absolutely love fruit cake


To eat not toss! Holding up my hand for leftovers!

There's not much batter in a fruitcake!


My mother used to make her own… and she’d put red and green gumdrops in them, instead of the candied cherries. Plus lots of pecans (I mean, this IS Texas 😉 ). She also candied her own pineapple, so it hadn’t been sitting on some shelf for half a year. It wasn’t half bad. But I still want to load one with maraschino cherries, raisins, pecans, and (maybe) the pineapple. 

How do you get rid of fruitcake?

Just throw it as far as you can, that’s what we do in Manitou Springs. 

Frequent Fruitcake Questions

Yes, leashed dogs are welcome at the Great Fruitcake Toss.

Come on down to the park and visit our Fruitcake Tech Inspect team. They’ll clear your homemade cake for tossing. If you don’t have a cake, you can rent one for $1 at each station.

Rum, dried fruit, toasted pecans, butter, candied cherries and ginger, sugar, lemon, and eggs. But it doesn’t just end there…

Great! We’d love to have you! Our volunteer application is HERE. Please contact us at kiera@manitouchamber.com with any questions!

We hear this a lot. The answer is YES. But, you should bring your own or enter our “Too Good to Toss Bake-Off” with a freshly baked fruitcake! Please refrain from sampling the rental fruitcakes, though they are freshly baked by our community chef with only 3 ingredients and completely edible, we need them for tossing!

support the fruitcake

Sponsorship info

If your business would like to help launch the fruitcake toss, fill out an application and send it our way.

2020 'Icing on the Cake' Sponsor

2020 'Piece of Cake' Sponsors

2020 'Bake the World a Better Place' Sponsors

2020 'In Kind' Sponsors

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