Back in December 2000, the company’s creative confectioners at Hammond’s Candies cooked up something a little different for the season. Gathering friends and families of every kind, Hammond’s successfully held their 1st Annual Candy Cane Festival where entertainment, arts and crafts, and –as usual – their free factory tours were held. Now in its twelfth year, the festival continues to grow while the fun gets grander.Snow or shine, beginning at 11am on Friday, December 7th and 9am Saturday morning, December 8th, all are invited to enjoy a free mini-tour, fresh candy samples, and pick up some gifts for everyone on their holiday list. With activities for the kids and free admission, it’s a n event you just might have to stay all day for – well, at least until the event’s end at 4pm.
Since the new millennia, Hammond’s has evolved into a company who A-list customers include Whole Foods, Nordstrom, and Cracker Barrel. Regularly featured in publications including Better Homes and Gardens and O, The Oprah Magazine as well as television shows including The Food Network’s Kid in a Candy Store and The Martha Stewart Show, Hammond’s handmade candies, snacks, and chocolates are sold throughout the United States and around the world.
Despite the transformation the company has made including the expansion of their factory – now based just north of downtown Denver on Washington – and their product line, Hammond’s continues to handcraft confections the same way they did back in 1920. Though factory tours are given Monday through Saturday every week throughout the year, thousands save the date for the annual festival. 5280 Magazine claims the experience to be something ‘every Denverite must do’ – it’s simply an event that cannot be missed.
With several months until the event, you don’t want to wait to visit Hammond’s Candies today. For more information on free factory tours, or to arrange a visit, call 303-339-5358 or visit http://www.hammondscandies.com/factory-tours-parties and follow Hammond’s Candies on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hammondscandies for insider details and all the latest news.