Welcome 2021 Exhibitors and Vendors!

September 25, 2021

11:00 am – 7:00 pm @ Pack Square Park

You make the magic happen. For a day, you all share a space, bringing people your love, your merchandise and services, and your ideas and opportunities.  Thank you!

This year, we cannot finalize plans for the festival layout and safety protocols until mid-July.  Our goal is to produce an open, ungated festival, much as we have in the past.  But safety will come first.  

If you want to reserve a spot at this year’s festival, please post a deposit ($50 to $100) using the buttons above.  Your deposit is fully refundable through July 31, 2021. We will announce our planned layout and protocols the week of July 16.

Resources

NOTE: 2021 Resources will not be available until we finalize layout and protocols for addressing COVID safety issues.  We offer our most recent materials as an indication of the event we seek to produce.

Permits / Insurance

Most food vendors & equipment operators must provide additional documents to City and County. [due 16 days prior to festival] They will not allow you to operate without these. We suggest you complete these well before deadline.

Pricing

Exhibit Space
  • Booth – 501(c)(3): $125
  • Booth – Regular: $175
  • Truck: $200
Rentals
  • Tent & Weights: $75
  • Weights: $20
  • Table/2 Chairs: $30
  • Table/4 Chairs: $40
  • Electricity: $25+

2019 Exhibitors and Vendors

 
Biased Apparel Selling: Our booth will sell adult apparel sized from XS - 4XL, including tanks and t-shirts. Prices range from $18-24. [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Biltmore Biltmore provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals, because a diverse workforce enriches the extraordinary experiences of our guests. [Category: Hospitality, Food, Entertainment, Tourism]

1 North Pack Square Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (800) 411-3812

Biltmore Farms Hotels Nestled in the center of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll find Biltmore Farms Hotels a collection of welcoming properties. [Category: Hospitality, Food, Entertainment, Tourism]

115 Hendersonville Rd Asheville North Carolina 28803

Web (828) 274-1800

BJ Events Greek Food Selling: Greek Food [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

17150 sw 49 pl Miramar Florida 33027

(954) 614-6522

Bling For Queens Boutique Selling: Paparazzi Jewelry $5 nickel and lead free [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Web Social

Blue Ridge Roller Derby Our mission is to actively create, promote, and sustain an environment that fosters strength, courage, vitality, and empowerment in derby Selling: Blue Ridge Roller Derby merchandise [Category: Community / Public Service]

Asheville North Carolina

Web Social

Bold Strokes Books Bold Strokes Books, the largest LGBTQ publishing house in the U.S., publishes quality LGBTQ fiction. Selling: Books [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

648 S Cambridge Road Johnsonville New York 12094

Web Social

Buncombe County Democratic Party [Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics]

951 Old Fairview Rd Asheville North Carolina 28806

Web Social (828) 274-4482

Buncombe County Health and Human Services Health and Human Services strengthens our communities by advancing health, safety, and opportunity for Buncombe County residents. We provide healthcare services and benefits that make it easier for our residents… [Category: Health Care Provider]

40 Coxe Avenue Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 250-5000

BWS Designs Fabulously offensive gifts and sundries for those who appreciate sarcasm and irony. Selling: Unique gift items for discerning souls including cards, flasks, compacts, aprons...and more! [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

262 Claude Road Robbins North Carolina 27325

Web (910) 986-1967

C&J Funnel Cakes The best cakes you ever did taste!! Selling: Funnel Cakes [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

3011 palm ave Charlotte North Carolina 28205

(980) 938-9902

Cabin Girl Designs LLC 2 kick ass chicks that make one of a kind bags out of repurposed boat/outdoor fabrics. Selling: My partner and I make one of a kind bags out of repurposed boat and outdoor fabrics. [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

5629 Chilmark Ct. Wilmington North Carolina 28412

Web Social

Campaign for Southern Equality We work for full LGBTQ equality across the South. Our work is rooted in commitments to equity and empathy. Selling: Our LGBTQ non-profit's merchandise; such as coozies, t-shirts, hats, buttons, stickers, and mugs. [Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics]

20 Oak Street Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 242-1559

Campaign for Southern Equality [Category: Community / Public Service]

20 Oak Street Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 242-1559

Carolina Bee Farm We offer over 20 different types of honey including infused honey, pollen, and cream honey. Selling: 20 different types of honey [Category: Other]

P.O. Box 938 Horse Shoe North Carolina 28742

(828) 696-6111

Charles George (Asheville) VA Medical Center [Category: Health Care Provider]

1100 Tunnel Rd Asheville North Carolina 28805

Web Social (828) 298-7911

Chateau DeBris Show your pride with these fine glassware items! Available in wine, martini and champagne! Selling: Pride wine goblets, and martini glasses and champagne glasses vintage and ecclectic finds for the home [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

2562 Delwood Rd Waynesville North Carolina 28786

Children's Hope Alliance Children’s Hope Alliance is a comprehensive child and family service provider. Our mission is to provide hope, health, and healing. [Category: Community / Public Service]

60 Livingston Street, Suite 100 Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 508-3456

Clyde's Curio Curiosity Creating beautiful treasures to collect and to wear, in the mountains of Western North Carolina just outside of Asheville NC. Selling: I make chainmaille, scalemaille, and buttons, with an emphasis on Pride Jewelry and Accessories [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Marshall North Carolina 28753

Web Social (504) 356-3130

Council on Aging of Buncombe County We are a non-profit organization providing services and support to older adults and their families throughout Buncombe and surrounding counties. [Category: Community / Public Service]

46 Sheffield Cir. Asheville North Carolina 28803

Web Social (828) 277-8288

Crystal Cat Dyes Crystal Cat Dyes creates hand dyed and painted garments. Self expression is a gift, wearable art is for everyone! Selling: Wearable art- hand dyed and painted garments for everyone. Fine fiber art. [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

190 Moody Cove Rd Weaverville North Carolina 28787

Web Social (423) 943-6584

Cutting Edge Pride Family owned Pride pop-up store in addition to running a screen printing and embroidery shop Selling: Flags, tees, hats, jewelry, clack fans, wings, boas and much more rainbow merchandise [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

413 Warren Street Aurora Iowa 50607

Web Social (319) 238-8000

Day One Organics A vendor-only company who strives to provide our communities with quality and affordable hemp products along with fundamental Cannabis education. Selling: All natural, organically sustained top-shelf Hemp flower, patented extracted tinctures, pet products, locally blown glass art, free educational workshops. [Category: Hospitality, Food, Entertainment, Tourism]

22 New Leicester Hwy, Suite C PMB 151 Asheville North Carolina 28806

Web

Diamond resorts International Promoting to sapphire valley [Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations]

3077 US Highway 64 E Sapphire North Carolina 28744

(828) 743-3956

Dogwood Alliance Dogwood Alliance is an Asheville-based environmental non-profit on a mission to protect Southern forests and communities from destructive industrial logging. Selling: T-shirts, hats, hoodies, bumper stickers - all support our non-profit work to protect forests [Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics]

93 Church Street ASHEVILLE North Carolina 28802-7645

Web Social (828) 251-2525

 
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Vendor FAQs

Key Changes From 2019

  • We lowered prices for non-profits.
  • We are reducing the number of spaces in a couple of areas that experienced crowding last year (notably, along College Avenue).  We had filled them to make the space busy and to increase traffic.  We went a little too far.
  • We are elevating the main stage speakers.  This will send sound above the audience instead of into it.
  • We are moving all port-a-johns far from food service areas and adding more space along College Avenue for food trucks.  This worked well in 2018.
  • We will be towing anyone who parks illegally – even for 3 minutes.  The Fire Department wasn’t happy last year.  Some vendors couldn’t set up.

How We Evaluate Applications

  • We generally operate on a first-pay, first-serve basis.
  • We try to give preference to local organizations.  This includes national organizations that hire and operate locally.
  • We limit the number of vendors in a specific category (e.g., arts & crafts; massage services).  This is both to support vendors and to ensure variety at the festival.
  • We try to place people where they would like to be.  However, we make all location decisions.  We do so 3 weeks before the festival.

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | [email protected] or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  
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MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

Packages: 33 Coxe Avenue, Unit 2044, Asheville NC 28801 (note different zip code).

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