Black Forest Festival

August 15, 2020

COVID19 Update: Festival planning is moving forward. We have delayed the Exhibitor Sign-Up to June 1, and we are not approaching local businesses for sponsorship during this time. If the impact from the virus continues into the summer, we will make a final determination on July 25 if the festival will take place. If the festival is canceled, all payments for booth rentals and sponsorships will be refunded in full.

The Black Forest community in partnership with the Black Forest Community Club is excited to announce the Black Forest Festival will take place on August 15, 2020. The festival is a longstanding tradition in the community and has been held in the Black Forest for over 40 years.

The festival offers an entire day filled with family-friendly events and activities, including a parade, local farm displays, petting zoo, hands-on fun for the kids, live music, and more. Net proceeds from the Black Forest Festival will benefit local charities and non-profit organizations.

The theme for this year’s festival is We Are Black Forest, because in the Forest we are neighbors, we are supportive, we are creative, we are strong, we are stewards of the forest, we are community, and we are so much more.

The festival activities and events will highlight the many traits that make the Black Forest special.The festival will also showcase live music from the USAFA Wild Blue Country Band and food from local food trucks and neighboring restaurants.

Free parking is available and multiple shuttle stops will be offered to ensure that everyone can easily get to the festival.

40+

Years of History

100+

Booth Exhibitors

25+

Parade Participants

20+

Festival Sponsors

Parade

The parade is always a highlight of the Black Forest Festival. The community comes together as we celebrate our emergency services, local businesses, and community organizations.

It is FREE to be a part of the parade, you simply have to sign up. Sign ups are now open through the Black Forest Community Club site (click the “Sign Up link to the right to be redirected).

Outhouse Race

We love to celebrate the history of the Black Forest. We also like to have fun and the Outhouse Race brings together history and fun with a tradition that dates to the Colorado Centennial in 1976.

It is FREE to be a part of the Outhouse Race, you simply have to sign up. Sign ups are now open through the Black Forest Community Club site. A fully refundable $25 entry fee is required to register.

Volunteer

The Black Forest Festival cannot happen without volunteers from the community. Several festival committees have already formed and are actively preparing so we can have a great festival, but there are still more openings in a wide-range of areas. We also need volunteers to help the day of the festival. Please take a moment to learn about the volunteer needs and decide if you can contribute.

Sponsor

Thank you to all of the local businesses that sponsor the Black Forest Festival each year! The festival could not take place without your support. If your business is interested in sponsoring the Black Forest Festival, we have several sponsorship opportunities available including supporting the festival through services in kind.

Exhibit

The Artisan and Business Booth Fair is a huge part of the Black Forest Festival. Traditionally, we see diverse and incredible talent from more than 100 booth exhibitors. If you are interested in exhibiting during the festival, the booth rentals will open to the public on June 1, 2020.

Logo Contest

The theme for this year’s Festival is We Are Black Forest, because in the Forest we are neighbors, we are supportive, we are creative, we are agricultural, we are historical, we are strong, we are growing, we are community, and we are so much more. Now we need a great logo to help promote this event. Learn more about how to submit your logo for the 2020 festival.