Activities

 

 

Briarfest Market & Community Expo

For our 4th Annual Briarfest, we look forward to welcoming our artists, crafts people, and artisans, and especially our new supporters to our 2017 Festival. Featured will be dozens of artisans exhibiting handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more.  There’s something for everyone in the family. Make a day of it, you won’t regret it!   

 

Beer Tent & Wine Tasting

The Beer Tent will feature top rated micro beers and domestic favorites. We will also have 4 great wines available for purchase in the beer tent.

In our fourth year, Briarfest 2017 invites you to another celebration and tasting of fine wines hosted by Hope Spirits. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of wine tasting, Briarfest 2017 will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palette.   

 

Carnival Rides for kids (Small and BIG)

We are thrilled to welcome Crabtree Amusements, the carnival industry's leader with an all token midway.   Crabtree will provide your family with a safe, enjoyable fun-filled day to remember with bright, clean equipment, courteous employees and many comforts to ensure the enjoyment of their patrons. Token machines are located throughout out the midway, and all food, rides and games accept only tokens.  Safety is a top priority and Crabtree strives to keep their festivals, fairs and events happy! 

 

Entertainment & Concerts

Briarfest will offer a wide variety of top quality entertainment at no charge!  Live, energetic, musical entertainment that you can dance and sing to will be provided by such bands as TBD.  In addition, our festival will keep audiences fascinated by live demonstrations from TBD.  

 

Food and Beverages

Briarfest 2017 will have a wide variety of food & snacks, conveniently located all around the grounds and midway. There are grilled items, baked goods, classic midway treats, vegetarian options, and standard fare loved by young and old!  Drinks are available for purchase at the concession stands and on-site booths.  

 

Fun and Games

Explore the grounds of Briarfest as the kids will have the opportunity to play classic festival games like bean bag toss, duck pond, water blasters, fish bowls and many more. 

 

Silent Auction

Briarfest will bring an ever-popular Silent Auction to our Colorado Springs community. Beautiful, assembled baskets showcasing merchandise from local Colorado businesses. Baskets of popular autographed sporting memorabilia, merchandise, leisure, entertainment, travel, dinners for two, family movie tickets...the list goes on! All funds will be donated to Saint Gabriel Catholic Church and Marian House Soup Kitchen. 

 

Walk to End Hunger

The Briarfest Walk to End Hunger is two parts: A food drive that goes through Sept. 9, and the Walk to End Hunger, on Sept. 10. The Briarfest Walk to End Hunger benefits Mercy’s Gate, a nonprofit agency that serves the physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs of people who live in NE Colorado Springs.