City Star’s 3rd Annual Flap Jack Day will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th from 11am-6pm. The event features FREE flap jacks, vintage car show and the Flap Jack Queen contest. In a modern twist, the craft brewery will also offer a flap jack themed breakfast beer flight to serve throughout the day: French Toast Stout, Mochaccino Brown Ale, Apple Turnover Lager, Tart Cherry Saison, and Pineapple IPA. The Hop mobile vintage boutique will be on site this year, offering unique apparel, accessories, and decor specializing in the 40’s-60’s. At 3pm ladies will compete in the Flap Jack Queen Contest to be the first lady to finish 5 flap jacks, complete with a tiara and prizes from local businesses. All donations benefit the Berthoud Historical Society. Attendees should dress to impress as the town steps back into the fabulous 50’s. Learn more at http://berthoudflapjackday.com.
A bit of flap jack history courtesy of the Berthoud Historical Society… from 1948 to 1958 the local Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce hosted a Flap Jack Day in Berthoud Town Park that drew hordes of people to “The Garden Spot.” On the first Flap Jack Day (1948) an estimated 1,000 persons descended on Berthoud to devour 5,000 free pancakes. By 1949, The Berthoud Bulletin announced that 3,700 visitors from 21 states downed a whopping 7,400 flap jacks. Over its eleven-year span, Flap Jack Day grew to include the crowning of a Flap Jack Queen, spike-driving, swimming and diving contests, a baton twirling competition, pet-and-doll parades, a pig catching scramble, a tractor driving challenge. The last Flap Jack Day was held in 1959 when the Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel the event due to the high cost of hosting such a spectacle.