Three Springs Fall Festival, 11 Years and Growing

Shannon Howell jumps for joy in her Ghostbusters costume while enjoying some casual competition during the sack race held as part of the Three Springs Fall Festival.
Zerek Romero, Sophia Romero and Nevaeh Sandavol all dressed up for the Three Springs Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 28 at Three Springs Plaza.
Kandin Johnson takes a minute and stops his dinosaur to take a picture at the Three Springs Fall Festival.
Jada Cloud smiles as her cousin Elliott Hendren colors his Trick-Or-Treating masterpiece so he can enter it into the Three Springs coloring contest.
Meskvlwv Westly takes part in the free petting zoo and tries to pet a Shetland pony.
Trennie Collins | SU Drum
Trennie Collins | SU Drum
Trennie Collins | SU Drum
Trennie Collins | SU Drum
Trennie Collins | SU Drum

The 11th Annual Fall Festival was held at Three Springs Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11am-2pm. Families and kids alike showed their Halloween spirit and love for the fall feel in the Three Springs Community.

Three Springs is a part of the Growth Fund, owed by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Three Springs, a Southern Ute development, started going up in 2004. Which is projected to grow even more in years to come with its modern architecture, open space, parks and shopping. Three Springs currently has 1,100 residents, and on any given day has around 1400 employees who work there daily.

The Three Springs Fall Festival all started in 2007 as a simple way to showcase the new and upcoming neighborhood and homes that were for sale. Serving hot dogs, giving away pumpkins, a bounce house and games ran by Three Springs staff. With only 40 people in attendance, it gave them a way to display their model homes and a chance for families and kids to trick-or-treat.

Eleven years and approximately 3,000 attendees later; the Three Springs’ Fall Festival has grown into a premier spot for fall festivities. With the event becoming to large to work alone, Three Springs partnered this year with La Plata Family Centers Coalition for help organizing and staffing the festival.

This year’s festival consisted of many free events such as: a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, sack races, pumpkin bowling, arts and crafts booths, and food vendors. The kids even got to climb aboard a fire truck and sound off a police siren.

This event brought affordable family fun to many with in our community along with a safe place to trick-or-treat within the rapidly growing Three Springs community.

A Plaza Play Place was also offered with a special selection of activities such as: Cotton Candy Booth, face painting and a jumbo slide, which you could enjoy for a small donation. Proceeds from the Plaza Play Place benefit the La Plata County Family Centers Coalition, a non-profit organization which provides direct support to families within La Plata County by helping them get health insurance, assist with utility bills, groceries and much more.

“It’s a win-win for all, Three Springs continues to showcase our neighborhood, families get to enjoy a safe place to take their kids trick-or treating during the day and enjoy the festival activities, and our local businesses also see increased traffic during that time.” Sherry O’Toole said, Project Manager for The Southern Ute Growth Fund.


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