Courtesy Alex Staker
Emma Crawford Festival
- When: Oct. 26
- Where: Manitou Springs, Colo.
- How Much: Free to watch
Coffin racing may sound like a macabre tradition, but the peculiar event is a celebration of the town's resident spirit, Emma Crawford. Teams participating in the Emma Crawford Festival race through the streets of downtown Manitou Springs carrying or wheeling a coffin with their "Emma" inside. The first three teams to cross the finish line and the team with the best-looking Emma all win trophies.