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2021 Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs

Posted at 10:35 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 00:35:54-05

MANITOU SPRINGS — The Great Fruitcake Toss looked a little different this year due to the COVID--19 pandemic.

The event in Manitou Springs celebrated 25 years on Saturday, as families came out to let their fruitcakes fly.

Due to the pandemic, the annual bake off did not take place, attendance was limited to a maximum of 75 people, and everyone had to supply their own fruitcakes.

The Special Events Coordinator for the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce said it was important to make this year's fruitcake toss happen to provide the community with a fun outlet during these tough times.

"It's always the running joke of the family; we're gonna pass this on to you, well we're not going to eat we'll pass it on to someone else," said Jenna Gallace. "So it's really kind of exciting that we can have an event where people toss something unwanted in the name of fun and revelry and play."

Fun fact, all the leftover fruitcakes from the event are taken to SunMountain so they can be fed to their pig, Jezebel.