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Man of the Cliff is an inclusive, lumberjack competition open to people of all ability levels! This single day festival is your chance to don your favorite flannel and try your hand at axe throwing, keg tossing, speed chopping, and more! All the while, enjoy craft brews, local food trucks, and mountain town vibes. 100% of event proceeds benefit families living with multiple sclerosis.

Competitive Events

Don’t let the competition throw you, these events are 100% amateur lumberjack fun. Sign up as an individual or a team!

day-of Events

Not ready to commit? No pressure! Sign up the day-of to get a feel for the lumberjack activities.

Cheer on the Competitors

Just want to wear flannel, drink brews, and watch people throw kegs? Awesome! There is no cost to enter, but a $10 donation is encouraged. 100% of event proceeds benefit local charity, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.

Schedule of Events
Coming Soon~

Getting Here


Nottingham Park, 1 Lake St., Avon, Colorado

The town of Avon has free public parking and is easily walkable to the festival’s site. With multiple parking locations, we ask to only park in public spots such as Avon Elementary School. Old Town Hall lots are off – limits and only available for vendors.

Your safety is our priority! Please be responsible and have a designated driver, call a taxi, or take the free bus service if you plan on driving.

Lodging Specials

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain along the banks of Gore Creek, Grand Hyatt Vail features sophisticated luxury accommodations coupled with the natural splendor of our serene alpine location. Located conveniently close to the village, yet surrounded by natural beauty, this mountain and creekside hotel is the ideal accommodation to enjoy your Man of the Cliff experience. The resort elevates your mountain getaway by featuring exciting resort activities, complimentary shuttle service to the Vail villages, a creek-side infinity pool, 2 outdoor hot tubs, a 24/7 fitness center, and mouth watering dining options. Wood & Steel Axe Company partners with Grand Hyatt Vail on weekends! Come and practice your axe throwing skills!

Grand Hyatt Vail is offering 20% off hotel rooms for Man of the Cliff attendees. Call 970-479-1532 to book your hotel reservations.

stay & play in your own backyard!


Man of the Cliff
October 13-15, 2023

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa is excited to offer
20% off hotel rooms & residences + tax & resort fee!

Contact in-house reservations at to reserve your stay!


Man of the Cliff donates 100% of funds raised to Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. Check out their website to learn more about Can Do MS and how they deliver health and wellness programs to help families living with MS thrive.

Man of the Cliff is open to all genders and modifies events for all strength and ability levels! You must be age 18 or over. 

Can you put a price on the best day of your life? If so, it’s $88 to pre-register and participate in the MOTC events or $100 to register the day of.

Just want to come out and watch? There is no cost but a $10 donation is encouraged.

The town of Avon has free public parking and is easily walkable to the festival’s site. With multiple parking locations, we ask to only park in public spots such as Avon Elementary School.

Parking will fill up quickly, so we urge you to take the ride ECO transit. If you do drive, make sure to have a designated driver!

We love dogs and other pets as much as the next person, but for competitor, spectator (and pet) safety, pets are not allowed.

Not only is there beer… there’s good beer! Our friends at Peculier Ales take care of us, and they’ll take care of you too. We are all responsible adults, and (since there are sharp objects involved) we reserve the right to deny anyone entry into the event. Please drink responsibly.

Items found before, during, or after the event should be turned into the main registration area. Items may be passed to the local authority, donated to charity, or disposed of at the discretion of management after 30 days.

YES! If you are interested in volunteering for the 2022 Man of the Cliff event, please apply at Our volunteers are what has made Man of the Cliff a success each and every year. We wouldn’t be able to throw such an awesome event without people just like you!

Photography/ Videography

Entrance onto event premises provides Man of the Cliff with your consent to use photographs and videos for festival promotional purposes.

Allowed & Prohibited

The following items are NOT PERMITTED in the event area:

  • NO animals other than service animals
  • NO outside food, drinks, or alcohol of any kind
  • NO coolers or backpacks
  • NO plastic bottles (the Town of Avon is plastic free). Nalgene’s and reusable water bottles are okay, but single-use disposables are not.
  • NO bottles, cans, growlers, and/or camelbacks purchased outside the event area
  • NO smoking. This includes cigarettes, cigars, and marijuana.
  • NO frisbees and/or beach balls
  • NO noise-making devices, specifically air horns with sirens and/or whistles
  • NO fireworks
  • NO illegal drugs
  • NO weapons and dangerous devices of any type
  • NO panhandling or soliciting
Prohibited Behaviors
  • Disorderly conduct and/or throwing of projectiles.
  • Loitering in or entering competition areas without being called into the area by a Volunteer, Staff member or Judge.