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.

Visit R&R Cafe online at their website or on their Facebook page.

Force Broadband

Force Broadband is entirely locally owned and veteran owned, based in Monument Colorado. They are an Internet Service Provider, providing fiber optic and fixed wireless internet and phone services to the greater Colorado Springs community. As a local ISP, all tech support and calls are answered right here locally. All prices are price-for-life guarantee with flat-rates (no surprise fees) and no long term contracts.
 
Force Broadband is currently in the midst of deploying fiber optic internet service to the vast majority of the Black Forest with some state funding, more information can be found at www.blackforestfiber.com. The fiber optic cables being placed are expected to last a lifetime, ensuring the fastest possible internet speeds are available to the Black Forest for decades to come.
 

Visit Force Broadband online at their website or on their Facebook page.

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. 

Visit GFL online at their website or 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.

Visit Louie’s Pizza online at their website or on their Facebook page.

Cross Fellowship Church for Providing Shuttle 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.

Visit Cross Fellowship Church online at their website or on their Facebook page.

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.  

The Black Forest Bistro was remodeled in 2018, maintaining the charm of the late 1940s in the Forest while bringing you today’s higher end dining and cocktail experiences. Chef Deanna and Bar Manager Amanda are the “ talk of the town “ receiving “Five Star” guest ratings as well as “Best of the Springs”.  Their food and drink is not only unique;  it is all handmade, freshly sourced (local), sustainable, delicious,  and affordable. The Bistros hand picked and paired wine menu is simply outstanding. Their menu selections are full of weekly surprise. 
 
The Black Forest Bistro Forest is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 pm. Diners can enjoy the Forest at its finest from our award winning patio, sitting in or at Amanda’s bar or in our romantic, remodeled dining room displaying an array of local art. Reservations highly suggested. 
 
For a lighter fare be sure to follow Chef Deanna’s food truck: The Black Forest ChewChew. Voted “Best of the Best” three years running! 
 

Visit Black Forest Bistro online at their website or on their Facebook page.

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.

Visit Farmers State Bank online at their website or on their Facebook page.

S-5!

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. 

Visit S-5! online at their website or on their Facebook page.

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. 

Visit Black Forest Firehouse on the Run BBQ online at their website or on their Facebook page.

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. 

Visit Affinity Mortgage Brokers online at their website or on their Facebook page.

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.

Visit Mountain View Electric Association online at their website or on their Facebook page.

Thank You to our Bronze Sponsors

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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.

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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.