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:
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 event is free, but donations are appreciated.
We are supportive and the parade will showcase many local businesses, community groups, and services that are central to the Black Forest community.
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.
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.
8:00am - 3:00pm
We are agricultural and are hosting live demonstrations that honor the rural community of the Black Forest. Live demonstrations will include chainsaw carving, wool-spinning, and more; we will also be hosting pony rides and hayrides.
We will also have 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.