Become a Local Patron of Pride
We heard you loud and clear! Corporate sponsorships are out of range for many local businesses and organizations. This frustrates local organizations who want to support our community more visibly. It also runs counter to what many attendees like most about Blue Ridge Pride: the festival’s strong local flavor.
Our local partner program allows smaller organizations to take part as visible supporters of Pride. We offer two basic options: with and without a vendor space. You can register here or add the Patron package when you reserve a vendor space.
* Does not include tent.
- Donate Gift Certificates, Tickets, Art Work or Other Items: Restaurants, hotels, retailers, personal service providers, and artists can donate items to be used as part of raffles, silent auctions and prize giveaways. We will publicly acknowledge the gift and will apply any funds raised to support our local community service partners. Contact us or download our In-Kind Donation Agreement.
- Other Gifts in Kind: We are happy to discuss other in-kind donations that may enable us to defray our own operating costs. Examples include meeting space, accommodations for out-of-town entertainers, event catering, and administrative services.
- Local Stimulus Program: We are eager to boost the local economy and to market Asheville and Western North Carolina. We are happy to help to market special hotel, dining and tourist packages for visitors and to entertain other creative ideas that support local artists and entrepreneurs. Contact us.