Kick off to Fall Family Festival Event Recap

This event was made possible by our community sponsors. We partner with companies that we trust and love.

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

What a wonderful kick-off to Fall! We were so honored to gather over 900 Colorado Springs area parents and kids at our Fall Family Festival. In partnership with True North Chiropractic and Colorado Springs Utilities, we spent the day celebrating all things fall.  An EXCLUSIVE 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 21st 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, toddler terf, 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!

CSU Park Hops Sponsor
Mission: To provide safe, reliable, competitively-priced electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the citizen owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities.

To turn a phrase from Abraham Lincoln, in 1924 the residents of Colorado Springs voted to create a four-service utility of the people, by the people and for the people. Since then, as a municipal utility, our focus has been on the basics – providing exceptional customer service while keeping costs low. 

Today we continue to provide electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the Pikes Peak region and our customers still enjoy competitive prices, exceptional hometown service, responsible environmental practices and a voice in how their utility operates.



True North
At True North Chiropractic our mission is to bring hope and freedom to our community’s health barriers so they can experience their True North through specific neurologically based chiropractic care. At our chiropractor office, we do more than just treat the spine. We are a neurologically-based chiropractic office that focuses on family care for all. We are a family and faith-based practice specializing in pediatric and maternal care to help determine the true cause of your health issues. We are one of about ten chiropractors in Colorado that is certified in the Gonstead method to help with prenatal care. We treat you using digital x-ray, Static Palpation, and Motion Palpation. At True North Chiropractic, we treat more than just the symptom. We are here to help with your whole nervous system to get you the best treatment. Don’t live in pain anymore. Let us care for your whole family and let you get the most out of your life!


This sponsor helped make the FREE cotton candy at the event possible!

Zultimate Logo

We provide Personalized Self Defense Lessons that are scheduled around your convenience. Every Student receives at least 1- 30 minutes personalized session per week as well as Unlimited Age specific group Classes.


We were excited our guests got to spend time with these amazing partners during the event. Each business offerred something wonderful for Colorado Springs area families. They each had a fun child-friendly activity or swag item.


As always, we had a professional on hand to capture the fun at our Kick off to FALL Family Festival. Life Photography by Melissa specializes in capturing moments in your life. Melissa was on-site at the event offering a professional photo!

A professional photo (with $2 digital download available later) staging area was set up with photography available with Life Photography by Melissa.


Faith Photography By Kati is a lifestyle photographer who specializes in adventure and capturing the true you. “I love capturing the little moments that we want to never forget. The little smiles, the tiny fingers and little freckles. I specialize in laughter and emotion and I would love the opportunity to capture you family. I’m a mother of two little girls with an adventurous spirit that fuels me. I pride myself in my creative and ability to work with all types of families and couples. I’m based out of Colorado Springs but travel to surrounding areas and even further for a small travel fee. Let me take you and your family or significant on the adventure session of a lifetime.”

~Life Happens Once, Capture it!~




We were excited to provide live music entertainment at the Fall Festival this year. The band performing for a second year in a row this year was SoulTyme. 

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 50 years 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.

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

90s Throwback Bash

WHO :: All Colorado Springs area moms + dads + friends {this is an ADULTS ONLY EVENT – so, invite ALL your friends, they don’t have to be a mom and dad to throw it back to the 90s with us}
WHAT :: COS Moms Presents – 90’s Throwback Bash
WHERE :: Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.
WHEN :: Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 7:00pm
WHY :: Because what’s more fun than channeling your inner Christina Applegate, Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake?

>>>What’s the 411?!<<<
With a DJ playing the BEST 90s hits + we’re taking over Phantom Canyon’s 2nd floor bar {which includes pool tables, dart boards, fire pit area, and dance floor} … an epic karaoke contest, one Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. BEER/person included in your ticket, heavy {and delicious} hors d’oeuvres, photo booth and much more … this is a night you won’t want to miss!


{4 tickets}: $100
Date Night {2 tickets}: $55
Single Ticket: $30
*On sale beginning Oct. 7th


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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.