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

 
Ole Thyme Apothecary All natural, hand crafted, candle and home goods made with loving creativity and just a touch of magic. Selling: All natural candles, bath/body, and home good items [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

3261 Faw Dr. Sophia North Carolina 27350

Web Social (336) 430-3869

Our VOICE Buncombe County's sexual violence crisis and prevention center providing free direct services to any affected by sexual violence. Selling: Tshirts [Category: Community / Public Service]

35 Woodfin Street Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 252-0562

Painted Hearts Publishing Painted Hearts is a publisher of LGBT fiction and romance novels Selling: LGBT Romance Novels [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Web

Paparazzi Accessories The Eager Bling Slingers sell $5 Paparazzi Jewelry - affordable, fun and trendy accessories for all occasions and styles! Selling: Paparazzi $5 Jewelry and accessories [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

185 White Dogwood Lane Lake Junaluska North Carolina 28745

Web Social (828) 230-7201

Paparazzi Jewelry Feed Your $5 Habit !!! Selling: $5 Dollar Jewelry / Shine and Bling [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

(864) 414-2967

Patton Avenue Pet Company (Festival Sponsor) We love your pets almost as much as you do! We focus on high quality supplies and healthy foods! Selling: Pet Supplies [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

109 Patton Avenue Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 255-7737

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. All pets. All people. One world. [Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations]

964 Merrimon Ave Asheville North Carolina 28804

Web (828) 412-6073

Phoenix Transgender Support Phoenix Transgender Support is the oldest Open Transgender Support group in the Southeast and is celebrating 33 years this year! [Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group]

Social

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group Infertility clinic that respects all definitions of what a family looks like and dedicate ourselves to making dreams come true. [Category: Health Care Provider]

76 Peachtree Rd Suite 210 Asheville North Carolina 28803

Web Social (828) 210-8284

Pisgah Legal Services We provide legal assistance & advocacy to help low-income people in WNC meet their basic needs & improve their lives. [Category: Community / Public Service]

62 Charlotte St Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 253-0406

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic Planned Parenthood offers sexual and reproductive healthcare for all folks regardless of gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. [Category: Health Care Provider]

68 McDowell St Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 252-7928

PorchTime Products All natural replacements for everyday, store bought, household items to enhance and support a healthy standard of living. Selling: All natural products for laundry, home care, car care, dogs, skin, prevention, treatments,l [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

306 Birds Nest Court Wilmington North Carolina 28405

Social

Progressive Threads Foundation Designed with queer people in mind, Progressive Threads creates innovative, fresh fashion to wear your story on your sleeve. Selling: T-Shirts from shopprogress.org [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

445 Burges Dr Nashville Tennessee 37209

Web (205) 356-3998

Proud Mary Theatre Company Proud Mary Theatre Company is South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company. [Category: Other]

578 West Main St. Spartanburg South Carolina 29301

Web Social (864) 580-8385

Radius Chiropractic At Radius Chiropractic, our mission is to empower individuals and families to live a life full of vitality and abundance. [Category: Health Care Provider]

1011 Tunnel Rd Suite 110 Asheville North Carolina 28805

Web Social (828) 333-4447

Rainbow Circle of Center for Spiritual Living Asheville The Rainbow Circle at the Center for Spiritual Living Asheville is an inclusive, affirming, welcoming group! Our Purpose is to celebrate our diversity and authenticity from gender and sexuality perspectives, in alignment with… [Category: Faith-Based / Spiritual Community]

2 Science of Mind Way Asheville North Carolina 28806

Web Social (828) 253-2325

Rainbow Love Rainbow Love serves the LGBT community, specializing in the sales of retail novelty rainbow products. Selling: Novelty Rainbow products to include: Flags, shirts, hats, headbands, bandanas, tutus, socks, fans, jewelry, buttons, fanny packs, lanyards, bubble blowers, [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Recovery Dharma AVL Our program uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. [Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group]

77 Walnut Street Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social

Renewal by Andersen of Greater Charlotte [Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations]

8301 Arrowridge Blvd. Suite A Charlotte North Carolina 28273

Web (980) 329-6341

Revo Niche Revo Niche combines illustrative art and inspirational quotes to infuse positivity back into the world. Selling: positive, decorative apparel: shirts and bags [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

12 Rich Street Asheville North Carolina 26606

Robin Lee Essentials Essential oil jewelry embellished with gold, pearl, and rainbows. Functional fashion for you to reap the benefits in style! Selling: Chic & Elegant Essential Oil Jewelry [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

3 Dalton Street Asheville North Carolina 28803

Web

Rue Lee Robin LMBT Rue provides bodywork that is centered on Queer, Trans, and Non-binary folks, & specializes in Ashiatsu, Sarga, and Cupping Therapy. Selling: Bodywork. I specialize in barefoot modalities such as Ashiatsu, Sarga, and Cupping. [Category: Vendor - On-site Services]

70 Woodfin Place #401 Asheville North Carolina 28804

Web Social (828) 242-7363

Secrets of a Duchess If you want to have a good hair day everyday come see us and let us take care of you Selling: Wigs, Feather Boas, Tiaras and many other fun things to include CBD [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

1439 Merrimon Ave Asheville North Carolina 28804

Web Social (828) 350-7900

Serenity and Austin arts Fun art happy designs Selling: T-shirt’s [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Seven Port Travel [Category: Hospitality, Food, Entertainment, Tourism]

Web

 
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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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