Thank You to Our 2021 Black Forest Festival Sponsors
The Black Forest Festival is an important community event and it could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors.
Please take a moment to learn more about these local businesses supporting the Black Forest Festival.
Thank You to our Sponsors in Kind
R&R Cafe for the Pancake Breakfast
Deep in the pine trees known as Black Forest north of Colorado Springs lies a quaint little craft coffee roasterie & home cookin’ restaurant called R&R. With breads & baked goods made from scratch daily; a menu filled with local, sustainable products; an obsessiveness with coffee; & a comfort you have to feel to believe, R&R has quickly grown to be a gathering place for the Black Forest community and a destination for folks up and down the Front Range of Colorado.
R&R provides the pancakes, drinks, and servers for the Pancake Breakfast. They also partner with the local Boy Scouts troop to round up additional staff to support this event. You are in for a treat if you come to the Pancake Breakfast.
Black Forest Liquor Store for Biergarten Fundraiser & Family Beer Garden
The Black Forest Liquor Store sits on the corner of Black Forest and Burgess Roads. It is a family-owned, local store with friendly staff and a great selection. One Google Review stated, “These guys are great I have never had a bad experience going in there, another top notch Community friendly business.”
The Black Forest Liquor Store has consistently sponsored the Black Forest Festival year after year. Thank you so much for your continued support!
Louie's Pizza for Feeding Our Volunteers
Louie’s Pizza has proudly been serving The Colorado Springs area since 1985! The Sciarrotta family started in the pizza business in Detroit in 1969. Louie took over at age 16 and has been running pizzerias ever since. When the Sciarrotta family moved to Colorado Springs in 1985, they opened the Barnes and Oro Blanco location that is still serving the community hot, tasty, award-winning pizzas. Louie’s Pizza currently has 5 convenient locations in Colorado Springs all with pick-up, delivery and dine-in areas. Voted “Best In Colorado Springs” by the Gazette and Colorado Springs Indy several times and always in the top 3 “Best Tasting Pizzas” for the last 15 years.
As a locally family owned restaurant Louie’s is committed to giving a quality dining experience at a fair price. With lots of hard work we look forward to serving our customers needs. At Louie’s Pizza, its just good food, plenty of it, with reasonable prices. We hope you love our food as much as we love cooking them for you.
GFL for Trash Services and Portable Restrooms
GFL Environmental is the only major diversified environmental services company in North America offering services in solid waste management, liquid waste management, and infrastructure development.
With strategically located operations across Canada and the United States, GFL is uniquely equipped to undertake practically any environmental challenge, with unparalleled commitment to safety and customer service.
Recognized by our signature fleet of bright green trucks and equipment, we offer a wide range of environmental and industrial services to businesses, communities and households, providing a consolidated and sophisticated approach to meeting our customers’ needs.
We believe that, by providing safe, accessible and cost-effective solutions, we encourage greater environmental responsibility and allow our customers and the communities we serve to be Green For Life.
The Munson Family
The Munson family has always been there for the Black Forest Festival! Picker Munson has stepped into his father Jack’s footsteps grading the Community Center parking lot and road shoulders for us every year in time for the festival – the largest community service event of the year. Munson’s Landscaping & Excavation can meet all of your excavating and grading needs.
Thank You to our Gold Sponsors
Black Forest Bistro
Food Network Winner; Owner / Chef Deanna Johnson and her “all gal” crew are delighted to be serving you at the award winning Black Forest Bistro, Black Forest and Shoup.
Black Forest Automotive
Black Forest Automotive is a family-owned business that has been serving the Black Forest Community for over 60 years. Kim and Eric Aeschliman have owned Black Forest Automotive for the last 7 years. Before that, Eric was a technician in the shop with a dream of owning his own business. In 2012, the opportunity finally came for the Aeschliman’s to own Black Forest Automotive. Built on the foundations of trust, hard work, ethical behavior, treating everyone as family, and a love for the Lord, the Aeschliman’s have guided Black Forest Auto to some of the most prosperous years in its long history. Even though Black Forest Automotive is a small-town shop, they employ industry-leading technicians to care for your vehicles.
“We know that if we care for our customers and employees like they are family, people will continue to come back. When you come to Black Forest Auto we offer fair prices, honest work, and great customer service. We’re family owned and we hope to have you join our hometown family.”
Black Forest Firehouse on the Run BBQ
This staple of the Black Forest community has been open for over 10 years. All meat is smoked on-site, and we offer four house BBQ sauces: Blackforest Burnt Onion; Sweet and Tangy; Wildside; and Bab-B-Nero.
We pride ourselves on our authentically smoked meat. From start to finish the smoke flavor is all-natural hickory cooked to perfection.
Come in for takeout, or call ahead for pick up. We would love to see you in person, therefore we have constructed outdoor dining options.
Rockin' B Feed & Supply
Rockin’ B has been a part of Black Forest since 1978 when it first opened. It has always been a family owned and operated business. Bob Norris started working here as a teenager and became the owner in 2012.
We know what your animals mean to your family and your business. That is why we are passionate about finding the best products for your animals. Whether it is a family pet or livestock, it is important that the products you bring home for your animals do what you need them to.
We promise to do the hard work of finding your the best feed for your animals. And helping you have the knowledge necessary to choose what’s right for them.
With over 20 years of history in Black Forest, we provide the service and experience that you have come to expect and deserve. In need of a feed for your horses, dogs, goats, and cattle? Look no further!
Thank You to our Silver Sponsors
Mountain View Electric Association
Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. (MVEA) is a not-for-profit member-owned electric cooperative that was organized in 1941 following a transformative meeting at the Black Forest Community Center of about 150 local citizens who believed in the power of electricity to bring a better quality of life to rural communities.
Today, MVEA serves over 51,000 members with more than 60,000 meters in portions of eight counties. The co-op has grown over the years, but one thing remains the same, MVEA still operates on the values we started with years ago—integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community. As an electric cooperative, we belong to the communities we serve, because we were built by the communities we serve. In a world that is influenced by global markets and large investor-owned corporations, being a member of an electric cooperative means being part of something special. Something local. Something trusted. Something created to serve you. Learn more about MVEA and the electric cooperative advantage at www.mvea.coop.
Thank You to our Bronze Sponsors
Farmers State Bank
Farmers State Bank is a family-owned and customer focused community bank with family roots right here in Eastern Colorado. Founded in 1918 by Albert L. Pieper, the Pieper clan has deep roots in banking and strives to keep its independent family-owned and operated business focused on helping its community grow and remain prosperous.
Farmers State Bank, its board members, and employees are committed to community services. The Board of Directors encourages Bank employees to take part in community activities and to become involved in community organizations through which the Bank obtains first-hand knowledge of the needs in the communities we serve. Through these community contacts, we are able to obtain information that helps to make determinations with respect to how to best meet the needs of the community.
Your Community. Your Bank. Your FSB.
Soluxe Decor is a charming home decor shop locating in the heart of Black Forest, Colorado.
You can find the most unique items here and make your home feel like home. Anything from clocks, prayer beads, framed artwork, and beyond.
When the typical home decor stores just aren’t cutting it, come to Soluxe Decor to find your diamond in the rough. You will leave feeling inspired, knowing your home features eclectic items you can’t find anywhere else.
Shorewood Real Estate
Trinity Smith is a real estate agent for Shorewood Real Estate SoCo in Black Forest. Her focus in real estate is primarily to help first time buyers find their starter homes but she is not limited to this and would love to help out with any of your real estate needs!
Trinity has lived in Colorado for her whole life so she knows the area well and would love to help the community grow and flourish.
Please contact Trinity at (719) 619-9053 or firstname.lastname@example.org !
Visit Trinity online at her Instagram page.
Marchbank Family Memorial
The Marchbank Family has lived in Black Forest since 1963. Don and Vera Marchbank had lived in the same home until their deaths – Vera passed in March of 2021. Jim and Kelly built their home on adjoining property. Their children Patrick and Sean were raised true Black Forest kids walking through the woods to Grandma’s house, riding their dirt bikes in the trees, and walking a mile to play with the neighbors.
In August of 2017, Patrick Marchbank died as a result of a traumatic brain injury while riding in a vintage motocross race – something he had done hundreds of time before. Patrick had just graduated from Pine Creek High School. He played soccer including in the Black Forest League, ran track and was a percussionist for Pine Creek Marching Band, Winter Percussion, Jazz Combo and Symphonic Band. He had planned to go to Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Arizona to become a Yamaha Certified Mechanic.
Since his death, his family keeps his memory alive. At https://hobomotorsports.com/ you can read about his story. Donations have come from all over the country. From these donations, a scholarship in his name was started through the Education Opportunity of Black Forest for students who are pursuing a trade or vocational education. Information regarding scholarships may be found at www.eofblackforest.org/. This past spring, his sister Sean won his scholarship as she plans to attend a vet tech school in the fall. Other donations in Patrick’s memory afforded Pine Creek High School’s music program a new drum set. A scholarship was also formed at MMI from an auction of a donated motorcycle. Other organizations that are important to Patrick and his family are Life Network, Colorado Donor Alliance, Road2Recovery, Teaching the Autism Community Trades (TACT), and Pine Creek Eagle Band Boosters. Please consider donating to them in the future in honor and memory of Patrick Marchbank.
Interested in Sponsoring the 2021 Black Forest Festival?
The Black Forest Festival is a longstanding event in the Black Forest Community. By sponsoring the festival, local businesses support the community in which they operate, and they also help to promote their business brand to members of the community.
We believe that if you choose to sponsor this event, your business will receive great exposure for your investment. All money raised goes directly toward festival expenses. If there are any net proceeds from the Black Forest Festival, 100% of these proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations.