Meet Our Festival Exhibitors and Vendors!

Where else can you shop for social justice, community services, health care, jobs, faith, feather boas, new homes and window treatments in one place — all while listening to wonderful music with a few thousand friends?   Meet the organizations that make this possible.  All of them embrace a welcoming community.

Asheville Gay Men's Chorus adsfasd [Category: Community / Public Service]

Aura Home Women Vets Helping Homeless Women Veterans In Buncombe, Henderson & Haywood Counties [Category: Community / Public Service]

1 Dundee St Asheville North Carolina 28801

Web Social (828) 771-6979

BWS Designs BWS Designs offers fabulously offensive gifts for open-minded individuals Selling: Fabulously Offensive Gifts [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

262 Claude Road Robbins North Carolina 27325

Web Social (910) 986-1967

Cutting Edge Pride Your source for all things Pride! 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

Glitter Asheville Selling: Fairy hair, hair braiding, and glitter! [Category: Other]

Rainbow Love -- formerly "Good to Glow" Selling: novelty rainbow products to include: tshirts, hats, flags, fans, buttons, fanny packs, tutus, socks, lanyards, headbands, bracelets, necklaces, etc..... [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Rainbow Love -- formerly "Good to Glow" Selling: novelty rainbow products to include: tshirts, hats, flags, fans, buttons, fanny packs, necklaces, bracelets, lanyards, headbands, foxtails, etc.. [Category: Vendor - Merchandise]

Shimmer Down Selling: Glitter Body Art [Category: Vendor - On-site Services]

Vietgrill Selling: Egg roll, Veggie Fried Rice, Fried Dumpling, boba tea [Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage]

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