Festival Schedule

August 15, 2020

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 preliminary schedule for the 2020 festival includes:

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Pancake Picnic Breakfast

6:30am - 9:30am

We are neighbors and this is a great time to come out for a free pancake breakfast hosted by the Boy Scouts and R&R café. The breakfast is now taking place outdoors due to social distancing, so bring your picnic blankets and chairs! The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

Parade Girl Scouts



We are supportive and the parade will showcase many local businesses, community groups, and services that are central to the Black Forest community.

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Outhouse Race


We are historical; we respect and love to celebrate the history of the Black Forest. The Outhouse Races bring together history and fun with a tradition that dates to the Colorado Centennial in 1976.

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Artisan and Business Booth Fair

8:00am - 3:00pm

We are creative and we are excited to showcase the talent from our local artisans. The Booth Fair includes over 100 exhibitors and will be open throughout the day.

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Live Demonstrations

8:00am - 3:00pm

We are agricultural and are hosting live demonstrations that honor our rural community. Live demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the day and will include chainsaw carving, wool-spinning, goat-milking and more.



8:30am - 10:00am &
12:30pm - 3:00pm

We are kid-friendly, and it would not be the Black Forest Festival without a good country hayride! These take place throughout the day and are always great fun for kids and those who are kids at heart.

06rhkjw Black Forest_5_Corr.jpg Built in 1922, the Black Forest School northeast of Colorado Springs was used up until 1945 and then it became a home. After its abandonment in 1981, efforts began to preserve the building. (Jeff Corr)

Log Schoolhouse Tours

8:00am - 3:00pm

We are informative and are opening the log schoolhouse for tours. Built from 1920-1921, the school taught children from first to eighth grades. This is a great time to learn more about education in the Black Forest dating back to the 1920’s.