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

 
Zest Jewelry Art We are artists, working in gold, silver and platinum, hand forging and fabricating wedding, commitment and personal custom jewelry Selling: We make hand forged and fabricated wedding and commitment rings in silver, gold and Mokume Gane [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

821 Riverside Dr, suite 161 Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 367-6907

Youth OUTright WNC Inc Youth OUTright provides direct youth services, cultivates youth leaders, and advocates for protections for LGBTQIA+ youth in Western North Carolina. [Category: Community / Public Service]

PO Box 1893 Asheville North Carolina 28802-1893

Web Social (866) 881-3721

Wildkrafted Kitchen Wildkrafted Kitchen provides Ethically Wild Crafted and Organically grown Herbal Medicine and Body Care products. Small batch, home grown medicine. Selling: Organic/local Herbal Medicine and body care products [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Web Social

When life gives you lemons... Fresh squeezed customizable lemonade with the option of adding real fruit and herbs. Selling: Lemonade, Tea, Smoothies [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

Asheville North Carolina 28805

Western North Carolina AIDS Project WNCAP offers HIV prevention education, case management, syringe exchange, pharmacy services, volunteer & advocacy opportunities [Category: Health Care Provider]

554 Fairview Road Asheville North Carolina 28803

Web Social (828) 252-7489

Walgreens Selling: Flu Shots [Category: Health Care Provider]

841 Merrimon Ave Asheville North Carolina 28804

(828) 225-5113

Vietgrill Selling: Vegan Spring Roll, Vegan Egg Roll, Vegan Vietnamese Sandwich, Bubble Tea [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

Social (865) 321-7592

Verizon [Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations]

UUCSV (church) Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Swannanoa Valley is a Welcoming Congregation affirming and promoting the inherent worth and digniity of everyone [Category: Faith-Based / Spiritual Community]

500 Montreat Road Black Mountain North Carolina 28711

Web (828) 669-8050

Upstate Pride SC Upstate Pride SC - Empowering people of all gender expressions and sexual identities [Category: Community / Public Service]

Web Social

UNCA Out UNCA Out is UNC Asheville's LGBT Organization promoting students to "Be Yourself and Love Yourself" [Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group]

1 University Hts Asheville North Carolina 28804

Social (919) 909-0829

UNC Eshelman College of Pharmacy - SNPhA SNPhA's (Student affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association) mission is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the… [Category: Health Care Provider]

2000 University Heights Asheville North Carolina 28801

U.S. Cellular [Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations]

Twenty Fifty Capital [Category: Other]

440 Chapel Road Black Mountain North Carolina 28711

Web (321) 298-8633

Tranzmission Tranzmission works to make the lives of nonbinary and transgender individuals safer, happier and healthier through education, advocacy, and support. Selling: Tranzmission tshirts, flags [Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics]

70 Woodfin Place,Suite 419 Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 771-6955

Tiki Grill Selling: funnel cake,Steak & cheese, Puka Dog,Turkey legs, Polish & Italian sausage, Gyro, garbage fries, blooming onion, chips lemonade smoothies tea [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

8913 Walking Stick Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27615

(919) 539-1899

THRIVE COACHING of Asheville I coach clients who suffered childhood trauma or loss, have healed considerably in therapy and/or recovery, yet still feel thwarted. Selling: Self-actualization coaching sessions in Asheville and over the phone [Category: Other]

48 Houston Street ASHEVILLE North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 412-3042

The Yarn Poet Not your Grandma's crafts. Handmade, heartfelt, and sometimes a little protest-y. Selling: handmade hats, scarves, and artwork [Category: Other]

49 Mallard Dr Asheville North Carolina 28806-8847

Social (828) 215-6897

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville Our open and welcoming congregation connects hearts, challenges minds and nurtures spirits, while serving and transforming our community. [Category: Faith-Based / Spiritual Community]

1 Edwin Place Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 254-6001

The Sweet Escape Frozen Yogurt The Sweet Escape frozen yogurt is locally owned and operated located in Biltmore Park. Indulge, we won’t tell! Selling: Dippin’ Dots "Ice cream of the Future" [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

27 Schenck Parkway Ste 130 Asheville North Carolina 28803

Social (828) 676-2336

The Omni Grove Park Inn [Category: Hospitality, Food, Entertainment, Tourism]

290 Macon Ave Asheville North Carolina 28804

Web

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe Homemade Vegan Ice Cream Selling: Homemade Vegan Ice Cream [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

640 Merrimon Ave. Asheville North Carolina 28804

Web Social (828) 254-2224

The Grey Eagle Taqueria Located in Asheville, NC. We serve traditional-style tacos and more. Prepared in-house using fresh ingredients. The Grey Eagle Taqueria is located inside The Grey Eagle Music Hall & Pub. Come… Selling: Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Salads etc... [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

185 Clingman Ave Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 271-7987

The Freedom Center for Social Justice The Freedom Center for Social Justice is a culture-shifting organization committed to the growth, safety and empowerment of marginalized populations. [Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics]

PO BOX 9039 CHARLOTTE North Carolina 28299

Web Social (980) 729-8454

The Eclectic Candle Company Candles, soaps, incense & more!!! Selling: Candles, Incense, Soaps, and more [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Web Social (423) 525-2084

 
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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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