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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Man of the Cliff is Back in Full Flannel Fashion at Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon


Calling all lumberjacks and lumberjills! The 12th annual Man of the Cliff is returning to Avon on Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th, 2022. This mountain-town event is your chance to trade in your business attire for flannel and try your hand at axe throwing, keg tossing, speed chopping, and more! Proceeds from the event benefit Eagle Valley-based Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a nonprofit organization that helps people and families living with MS thrive. 

Event founders Amanda and Adam Williams are excited to bring the event back to the community as it is a fall-time favorite in the Valley. “We miss our Man of the Cliff community and are thrilled to be back in full lumberjack action this fall,” says Amanda. “We’ll have back-to-back competitions and more day-of activities for spectators. Plus, plenty of craft brews, food trucks, and music.”

All events are modified to allow men and women – ages 18 and over – of all sizes and abilities to compete. Participants can pre-register online for $88 (or $100 day of) for the 2022 Man or Woman of the Cliff competition. There will also be pop-up events throughout the day for spectators to test the lumberjack waters.  Whether you’re a pro, first-timer, or just want an excuse to break out your flannel and drink beer with your friends, the event offers something for everyone.

There is no cost to come and watch, but a $10 donation to Can Do MS is encouraged. 
Man of the Cliff is presented by Peculier Ales and sponsors include Town of Avon, Alpine Mobile Physicians, Bighorn Toyota, Dave & Matt Vans, Optimum Events, US Bank, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, and Wood & Steel Axe Company. For more information and registration, visit

About Man of the Cliff 

Thirteen years ago, Amanda and Adam Williams organized their very own lumberjack games event in the small town of Red Cliff, Colorado, with the idea of raising money for a nonprofit organization while testing who had the best axe throwing, keg tossing, and archery skill. Having outgrown its footprint in this small mountain town, the event was moved to Avon’s Nottingham Park and has grown to become one of the Vail Valley’s favorite annual festivals.

About Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colorado, Can Do MS delivers health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families living with MS thrive. For more information, visit or call 914-707-1368.

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