Thank You to Our 2022 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.
Force Broadband for Internet Access
Iron Knight Disposal for Trash and Disposal Services
Iron Knight Disposal is a second generation, locally owned and family operated trash service company, that proudly serves eastern El Paso County. Iron Knight offers a level of customer service that is unmatched.
To us customer service is not a goal or a priority, it is one of our core values. Why is this distinction so important? It’s because we understand that things like “goals” and “priorities” change, but VALUES never do. Customer service, service to our community and integrity are not just words we say, they are the values that we apply every day in our work.
Every day is just another opportunity to be great, so why not let Iron Knight Disposal be great for you? Satisfaction guaranteed or double your trash back!
Keg 1 Colorado, LLC for Supplying Beverages for the Family Beer Garden
KEG 1 Colorado, LLC is southern Colorado's preferred beer and beverage distributor, delivering a vast portfolio of domestic, import and craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages in Colorado.
With willful determination to achieve excellence, KEG 1, LLC strives to be the leader in delivering both quality products and exceptional service to every customer. Our vision is a sales organization with internal accountability for operating within our philosophies of competitiveness, best practices, strong community involvement and career establishment for our employees.
KEG 1, LLC is proud to sponsor the Family Beer Garden during the 2022 Black Forest Festival.
Black Forest Liquor for Supplying Ice for the Biergarten & Family Beer Garden
Black Forest Liquor Store is proud to support the 2022 Black Forest Festival again this year.
The Black Forest Liquor Store is now under new ownership, but we are proud to still have roots in the Black Forest Community. Open 8:00am – 10:00pm every day except Sunday. We proudly sell wine, beer, and spirits. You are sure to find just what you are looking for in the newly remodeled store.
Visit Black Forest Liquor on the corner of Black Forest and Burgess Roads. More information can be found on their Facebook page.
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.
Cross Fellowship Church for Providing Parking Services
Our mission at Cross Fellowship Church is that we live to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, by gathering in Jesus’ name, growing in God’s grace, and going on life’s mission – some across the seas and all across the street.
Our vision is to make a difference one (won) by one.
We provide and invest in an abundance of ministries, to meet all of our members and our communities where they are. We provide ministries for men and women, for those of all ages of life; from the nursery, to youth and young adults, as well as multiple adult life groups.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Volunteer Crew & Parking
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a Christ-focused community, doing our best to love and serve others.
Our buildings say “Welcome” for a reason. During our meetings, we sing, worship, and socialize. And there is something for everyone. We have programs for every age and stage of life. Each program helps our members live happier, more fulfilling lives.
We believe that Church isn’t just a place to worship God; it’s also a place to serve Him. And one of the best ways to serve God is by taking care of the people around us.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is pleased to support the Black Forest Festival with volunteers to serve with setup and cleanup. We are also pleased to support the Black Forest Community with free parking and restrooms available during the Festival.
Paonia for Road Signs
Paonia is a Telecommunications Construction Company. Our goal is to provide clients nationwide with the best service in the industry. We tailor our projects to their individual needs. Our comprehensive service model allows our team to serve our clients in a multitude of ways. We would be happy to hear from you about your needs.
Learn more about Paonia online at their website.
GFL for Portable Restroom Services
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.
L3 ScreenPrinting & Embroidery for Discounted Printing Services
L3 Screenprinting & Embroidery is your full service custom screen printing and embroidery solution. L3 has the ability to create promotional and corporate apparel from small orders to thousands of items at competitive prices.
L3 provides the best customer service at competitive prices using state of the art high tech equipment and dedicated employees who understand that craftsmanship is the constant pursuit of perfection. We can beat our competition in terms of customer service and price without sacrificing quality.
L3 employs professional, in-house artists and production personnel to make sure all work is the highest quality possible before it goes out the door
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.
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.
In 1992, S-5! created an entirely new market and its own distinctive category of engineered, manufactured metal roof attachments. S-5! changed the way people thought about metal roofs – making it simple and easy to mount things to metal roofs in prudent, engineered ways that cause no harm to the roof.
S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps mount almost anything to standing seam metal roofs without violating warranties. S-5! delivers a prudent and permanent solution for the attachment of rooftop ancillaries, such as snow guards, service walkways, antennae, HVAC and more.
With nearly 60 issued patents and a track record dating back to 1992 as the industry’s leading provider of metal roof attachment technologies, S-5! offers you a permanent solution to a 1,000-year-old problem.
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.
Affinity Mortgage Brokers
Our team of Mortgage Loan Originators is accredited with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and are experienced with all types of loan applications. We appreciate the opportunity to serve both military and non military community members with an unmatched standard of excellence. With a staff composed of licensed employees, full time processors, and experienced Loan Originators, we provide a unique and streamlined process with every loan.
Our focus is always on doing the right thing. While other businesses may believe that money is on the line, we believe relationships are.
Black Forest Automotive
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.”
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.
Cereset Colorado Springs
Cereset Colorado Springs is a Client Center for brain wellness.
Cereset technology creates a brain echo (sound) based on your unique brain frequencies that assists the brain to re-balance itself. Science has proven that sound provides the greatest influence to the brain, much greater than sight, thought, or even fear. Cereset is driven by the brain itself, without an outside intervention, stimulus, or medication of any kind, allowing the brain to fully relax and reset itself. Natural adjustments are made by your unique brain as part of Cereset’s brain relaxation process.
Your brain can resolve: insomnia, trauma, foggy thinking, memory loss, anxiety, anger, persistent stress, depression, symptoms from brain injury, headaches, long-Covid symptoms and so much more. Simply stated, resolving brain imbalances cause the symptom to disappear.
The Cereset office located in north Colorado Springs (near Academy and Woodman) is owned and operated by 21-year Black Forest resident, Julia Murphy. Julia suffered from persistent stress and sleeplessness and following failed traditional interventions, found Cereset to be highly effective and enduring. So profound were the results, she pivoted from her professional engineering career and opened the first Cereset center in Colorado in March, 2020
Mountain View Cafe and Catering
Mountain View Cafe and Catering is now open in Black Forest under new ownership and with new dinner hours! Open from 6:30am – 2:00pm Sunday – Tuesday, and from 6:30am – 8:00pm Thursday – Saturday. Any day except Wednesday is a great day to enjoy our food!
Join us on the patio or take the taste of Mountain View Cafe and Catering home with you. Take out and drive thru options are available. Order ahead online by clicking “Start Order” from our Facebook page.
Come see why we have 5 star reviews, inlcuding this recent review: “My new favorite place! The food, service and atmosphere are top notch. Their Berry Bar/ cake might be the best dessert I have ever had in my life! I would give them 10 stars if I was able to!”
Learn more about Mountain View Cafe and view their menu on their Facebook page.
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 Bronze Sponsors
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.
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.
Ent Credit Union
Since 1957, Ent has improved the financial lives of our owner-members with education, better rates, lower fees and access to the highest quality financial products.
Founded in 1957 to meet the financial needs of Ent Air Force Base, we have since expanded to serve communities all along the Front Range. Today, we’re more than 430,000 members strong and have more than 40 service centers.
Become a member today and get outstanding service, local attention, best-in-class products, and much more.
Black Forest Festival Sponsorship Opportunities
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.
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. Sponsorship levels range from $200 – $600; this is a great opportunity for businesses to build brand awareness while supporting the local Black Forest community.