Thank You to Our 2020 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 R&R for Hosting the Pancake Picnic 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 Picnic 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 Picnic Breakfast.

Thank you Roots Chainsaw Art for Donating Chainsaw Art

Cheyenne Willis is a chainsaw artist out of the Black Forest area in Colorado and is the owner of Roots Chainsaw Art. No matter what you are looking for, large or small, Cheyenne can take trees from your property and turn them into custom pieces of art. Cheyenne consistently contributes his talents to the Black Forest Festival by providing beautiful and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. He also hosts live chainsaw carving demonstrations during the festival.  

One customer wrote, “Cheyenne with Roots Chainsaw Art is amazing at what he does. I am SO happy with the custom bear I ordered, he really took the time to ask what I was looking for and it came out even better than I imagined. I highly recommend him to everyone, and I will definitely be returning for more of his custom art!”

Thank you MountainView Electric For being a sponsor

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 49,000 members with more than 58,000 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

Thank you Black Forest Veterinary Clinic For being a sponsor

Black Forest Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary care office in Colorado Springs, CO. Our pet health clinic is devoted to the prevention and treatment of diseases in household pets. We’ve made it our mission to provide veterinary care services that are both thoughtful and informed.

The veterinarians of the Black Forest Veterinary Clinic provide comprehensive veterinary services in a compassionate atmosphere that celebrates our bond with our patients and their owners. For over 20 years, it has been our pleasure to serve the pets of Black Forest and surrounding areas. We are pleased to welcome you to our extended family.

The Black Forest Veterinary Clinic proudly supports these organizations: 9 Lives Rescue, New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue and the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary.

Thank you Farmers State Bank For being a sponsor

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.

Thank you Black Forest Automotive For Being A Sponsor

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 Black Forest Liquor Store For being a sponsor

The Black Forest Liquor Store sits on the corner of Black Forest and Burgess Roads. It is a family-owned, local store with friendly staff and a great selection. One Google Review stated, “These guys are great I have never had a bad experience going in there, another top notch Community friendly business.”

The Black Forest Liquor Store has consistently sponsored the Black Forest Festival year after year. Thank you so much for your continued support!