2023 Black Forest Festival Weekend Overview

Friday, August 11th

5th Annual Black Forest Biergarten Fundraisier

Saturday, August 12th

2023 Black Forest Festival

"At Home in the Black Forest"

The 2023 Black Forest Festival is on Saturday, August 12th, 2023. 

On Friday, August 11th we will host the 5th Annual Black Forest Biergarten.

 The theme for this year’s Festival is At Home in the Black Forest, and we are excited to recognize and honor
the traditions of the Black Forest that make our community such a unique and wonderful home.

We can’t wait for the 2023 Black Forest Festival, so mark your calendars for
Friday, August 11th and Saturday, August 12th for a great Black Forest Festival Weekend.

Based upon current guidelines, the festival will take place without masks, social distancing, contact tracing, or capacity limits.

Black Forest Festival Artisan & Business Booth Fair

Saturday, August 12th

8:00am - 3:00pm

Booth sales for the 2023 Black Forest Festival Artisan and Business Booth Fair are now open.

We are pleased to announce that this year, EVERY booth INCLUDES a parking space on premises.

There are 3 categories of parking:

-Regular (onsite but not adjacent to booth

-Premium (directly behind booth)

-X Large (there are 8 parking spaces that are capable of holding a vehicle plus trailer)*

*If you have more than 1 vehicle or if you have a trailer but do not select an XL Parking Space, the extra vehicle(s) must be parked offsite.

Booths go fast, so make sure to reserver your booth as soon as possible. Booths can be reserved on the Black Forest Community Club website.

Black Forest Festival Parade

Saturday, August 12th

Begins at 10:30am

The Black Forest Festival parade is a community favorite. 

It’s FREE to participate in the parade, so start planning now to sign up and join other great businesses and organizations that walk in the parade. 

Outhouse Races

Saturday, August 12th

Following the Parade

The ever popular racing of the outhouses returns this year!

According to a source cited by the Black Forest Community Club, the races date back to 1976 when those that lived in Black Forest wanted to host a watermelon feed in a nearby empty lot. “The problem with the site was with all the beer and watermelon that would be consumed, there would be a dire need for toilets.”

This was when someone suggested that they move the two outhouses, which had served the community center for years, to the location of the celebration. And the Black Forest Outhouse Races were born!

2023 Black Forest Festival Sponsorships

The Black Forest Festival is an important community event and it could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors.

Is your business intersted in sponsoring the 2023 Black Forest Festival?

2023 Black Forest Festival Volunteers Needed!

The Black Forest Festival is an important community event and it could not happen without the help from so many volunteers. Planning has already started and the team meets every other Wednesday at the Black Forest Community Center from 6:00om – 8:00pm.

If you are interested in contributing to your community while working with a FUN volunteer team, we would love to have you join us!

Please email WeAreBlackForestCO@gmail.com with questions.