THE GREAT FRUITCAKE TOSS (THE BIG EVENT HOSTED BY THE MANITOU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) IS STILL CANCELLED FOR 2014.
But you won't want to miss the Cool Science Mini Fruitcake Toss. It's a little different than the Great Fruitcake Toss, but, heck that event is different too :-) ...
At last, the answer to that age-old question: How do I get rid of this *$&*@#! fruitcake?
People in Manitou Springs found the answer in 1996. Throw it as far as you can, by any means that you can, and hope it’s never found again. Well that's the usual event. Hopefully it'll be back next year. ... This year though, you're in for a treat as we inspire the Great Fruitcake Toss Engineers of the next generation with the Cool Science Mini Fruitcake Toss being hosted at the Manitou Art Center.
Join Cool Science with its own unique mix of fun and science at this kids-oriented event (kids of all ages). There will be a children's workshop on building a simple catapult (including the science behind it and the fun of it) ... and then a competition to see who can launch a tiny fruitcake the farthest.