Kick Off to Fall Family Festival: 2018 Event Recap

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Thank you so much for joining Colorado Springs Moms Blog, along with an amazing team of local sponsors, for our Kick-Off to Fall Family Festival.

What a wonderful kick-off to Fall! We were so honored to gather over 800 Colorado Springs area parents and kids last Saturday at our Fall Family Festival. In partnership with Chris Clonts, REALTOR, The Front Range Home Team & Davita Medical Group, we spent the day celebrating all things fall.  An ALL-INCLUSIVE event for the whole family, this year’s event took place at Long Neck Pumpkin Farm property.

The Venue :: Long Neck Pumpkin Farm

Long Neck Pumpkin Farm graciously opened their doors on Saturday, September 22nd and hosted all the wonderful families in attendance. The farm was full of local vendor tables and so many activities….hayrides, farm animals, hay bale slide, duck races, bean bag toss, building blocks, corn boxes, bowling, tractor swings, tether ball, puppet theater, tic tac toe, checkers, water pump station, little library, story time, wagon train, children’s market, photo ops, and MORE!)


We are extremely thankful to our Title Sponsors, as it is their generosity and support that allows our events to take place! 

Chris Clonts

Chris Clonts is a leading member of the Front Range Home Team, servicing the entire Colorado Front Range. He takes a refreshing approach to real estate, using hospitality, creativity and efficiency to accomplish what his clients want and need. Full of ideas and industry expertise, Chris understands that being a great realtor is holistic — sometimes you need to coach, counsel and set expectations in addition to writing or reviewing offers. Chris has hundreds of happy clients, repeat clients, and raving fans. Buying or selling a home is a big deal, and it’s already an emotional process…Chris works WITH and FOR you through every step!


Davita Medical

DaVita Medical Group has been a part of the Pikes Peak community for over 70 years, offering services in primary care including ob/gyn and pediatrics. We also offer specialty services, urgent care, laboratory, and radiology. Our patients’ care is our calling. You may be hearing about DaVita Medical Group for the first time. Or you may have known us previously as JSA Medical Group, ABQ Health Partners or Colorado Springs Health Partners. Regardless of our name change, our commitment to providing you and your family with high-quality health care will never change. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, DaVita Medical Group is one of the nation’s leading independent medical groups. DaVita Medical Group is committed to providing you and your family with high-quality care.


We were excited to partner with our entertainment sponsor, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, to provide live music entertainment at the Fall Festival this year. The band who performed was SoulTyme. 

So much fun! SoulTyme is an acoustic band that plays an exciting brand of American music. With classic covers and originals that span blues, bluegrass, swing, Motown, and funk, SoulTyme is at home in almost any musical situation. SoulTyme has over 50yrs combined experience playing music professionally, and takes pride in being easy to work with, dependable and willing to adapt each performance to meet the needs of the client. SoulTyme can perform as an acoustic duo all the way up to a 5 piece full band depending on what is needed.

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group logo

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is a 18 physician orthopedic group specializing in sports medicine, spine, hip, knee, shoulder, hand, wrist and elbow surgery. CSOG improve lives and livelihoods by providing comprehensive, collaborative care that leads to highly successful outcomes for our patients.


A full lunch was provided by our sponsors at Dion’s- YUM! Each ticket purchased included pizza, salad and a bottled water.


The Longneck Pumpkin Farm was busy with resources for all the families thanks to our amazing sponsors! We asked them all to provide our guests with an activity specifically geared towards children, and they delivered! 


This sponsor helped make the behind the scenes event details possible for our event!


Huge thanks is due to Life Photography by Melissa for capturing the FUN family moments of the morning/afternoon.

Melissa was on-site at the event offering a professional photo area, where she captured a photo for families! 

We look forward to seeing you at our next Colorado Springs Moms Blog event!

SAVE THE DATE:: The Colorado Springs Moms Blog is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Cookies with Santa event, sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS!

Be sure to join our Facebook Event HERE to get all the details on our Cookies with Santa event. 

This festive, family-friendly event will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Rocky Mountain PBS (inside the Tom Gill Center for Public Media at 315 E Costilla St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903).

This is a private, intimate event. We will have THREE time slots to choose from:

SESSION 1: 11:00-12:30 PM
SESSION 2: 1:00-2:30 PM
SESSION 3: 3:00-4:30 PM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Tickets go on sale on Saturday, November 10 at 9 AM

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Tara is the younger sister! She is a stay-at-home mommy to four incredible kiddos: 1 adventurous boy, Ryker (Nov 2008) & 3 spunky girls: Priya (March 2011) and twin girls Harper & Haven (Dec 2013). She is originally an Iowa girl that grew up in the small town of Manning. She attended Iowa Lakes Community College, where she majored in Associates Degree of Nursing. After graduating in 2006, she relocated to Des Moines, Iowa & married her handsome and charming hubby, Steve. In June 2014, with a leap of faith and decided heart, they relocated their family to Colorado Springs. A love for all things outdoors, you can find them spending quality time together camping, hiking, fishing & boating. Although finding balance is a challenge with 4 littles, Tara has learned to embrace the chaos and be grateful for a blessed & busy home. Tara has a love for fitness, healthy lifestyle, country music, Target, spending time with family/friends, frozen yogurt & all things Mom.