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Here are JUST A FEW Featured Events:
January 28, 2017
Manitou Springs Great Fruitcake Toss
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Location: Memorial Park (505 Manitou Avenue) Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm Cost: One non-perishable food item, which will be donated to Westside Cares Food Bank, is suggested for attendance. Join local Manitoids to enjoy this old fashioned event of flying those left over fruitcakes! Old fashioned games of tossing fruitcakes, costume competition, libations and a fruitcake bake off!. This local group brought back the Fruitcake Toss to the heart of Manitou. It all started in 1995 with locals throwing fruitcakes in the park, and 20 years later, we are going old school! Events will be pure feats of strength, and talent (and balance and taste!)
March 19, 2017 Cochon555 - Denver, Colorado
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs. Five chefs will prepare five, whole heritage breed pigs from family farms, and each chef will have one week to prepare 6 portions for 450+ guests. During each event, guests and notable judges will vote for the best bite from over 1,200 pounds of heritage pork. The winner is then crowned the “Prince or Princess of Porc” and guaranteed a slot at Grand Cochon in October. The Sunday afternoon event unites diners with farmers, winemakers, craft brewers, and distillers in a culinary showdown with a singular focus: ensuring a safe, honest, and delicious future for our food system and the children who will inherit it. Ensuring a future of safe, honest, and delicious food will be the dominant theme of this year’s tour. In support of this, Cochon555 will donate a portion of all proceeds to its sister charity, Piggy Bank. This nonprofit foundation is a genetic sanctuary and Missouri farm established to provide free genetics to emerging family farmers.