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Black Forest Festival 2021

Thank you to our Black Forest Friends and to the entire Black Forest Community for helping make
the 2021 Black Forest Festival such a great success!
 

We are so grateful to this community for embracing the day and having a good time.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, performers, artisans, parade participants and
everyone else that helped make this such a great festival. 
 
We can’t wait to see you all again in 2022!

Pancake Breakfast

6:30am - 9:30am

Pancakes & LIve Music

6:30am - 9:00am

Wilson and Christina from Melange Duo jazzed up the Pancake Breakfast with some traditional Jazz and Latin and a twist of Rock.

Parade

10:30am

The Black Forest parade returned in 2021 and was better than ever. For the first time every, our Heritage Families rode in the parade and it was great to see these long-time residents of the Black Forest.

Thank you to all the great businesses and organizations that joined the parade. 

Artisan and booth Fair

8:00am - 3:00pm

We had 90 booths available this year and they were all reserved!

It was great to shop and see the talent from our fantastic local artisans and crafters and to learn more about local businesses.

Family Beer Garden

11:00am - 3:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR!

For the very first time, we hosted a Family Beer Garden during the Festival and it was a tremendouns success!

Families could come into the Beer Garden for drinks, sodas, water, games, and music. We plan to offer this again next year!

This is a different event from the Biergarten Fundraiser, which toook place on Friday, August 6th, 2021.

Live Music

6:30am - 3:00pm

There was plenty of live music during the festival. The Melange Duo is played during the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning, and the Bare Bones Trombone Choir played during the morning of the festival. XBW Trio joined the festival in the afternoon. 

In the Backyard area, Paul-David Francis Almond played during the morning and Blackthorn played in the afternoon.

Hoop House Demo Gardens

During Festival

We showcased the new Demonstration Gardens, which we built in the Backyard Area. Please visit the Hoop House Demo Garden page to learn more about these demo gardens and about high altitude gardening.

History Presentation

During Festival

In the spirit of the 2021 Black Forest Festival theme of “Past, Present, Future, we are hosted a History Presentation during the Festival, which included a live skit. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the history of the Black Forest and discover how the past influences our present and future.

Interactive Demos

8:00am - 3:00pm

In a rural community like the Black Forest, there are so many interesting skills to showcase during the festival. Our live demonstrations this year included Weaving, Goat Milking, Blacksmithing, Line Dancing, and Chainsaw Carving.

Pony Rides

During Festival

The pony rides returned to the Black Forest Festival. Special thanks to Destinacion’s Equine Therapy LLC for providing the pony rides this year and to Deanna Johnson from the Black Forest Bistro for allowing use of their property for this activity.

Tractor Rides

During Festival

What would the festival be without tractor rides? Special thanks to all those that participated so we could have tractor rides again this year during the festival.

Children's Games

During Festival

There were plenty of activities and games for the kids! It was a great time with a variety of outdoor children’s games for children of all ages.

Food and Drinks

During Festival

During a fun day at the festival, we all needed to enjoy some delicious food from one of the local food trucks. We had 8 food vendors to choose from this year and they were all very busy! We hope to add additional food trucks next year.

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 2021 Black Forest Festival! We could not have done this without you!