COVID and community safety remain our front-and-center priority. We are working with the City, County, and other local festivals to implement innovative safety measures. We hope that conditions will allow us to continue to produce an ungated festival. However, we are creating a back-up plan that would involve entry gates, greater spacing, and stricter crowd control.
But we’re all in. Please, join us.
Exhibitors and Vendors
Step into the Limelight. We have always emphasized local and regional entertainers. We encourage all interested musical and DRAG performers to apply. We are also seeking mobile performers to support our Welcoming WNC procession. Visit our Entertainer Page.
Yes, I’m interested in opportunities to perform at festival week activities. [Check notifications.] Yes, I’m interested in playing for the procession.
Local Organizations, Groups, and Businesses
Create and Register Your Own Festival Week Event. Be a part of our biggest festival week ever. What can you do to advocate, celebrate, educate, and serve? Visit our Festival Week Sign-up Form to register an event or interest in producing one.
Join Us. We will take sign-ups for festival-week shifts starting in July. Right now, we need to enlarge our core team to plan our festival and to expand our programs and projects. Visit our Volunteer Page.
We Need You! Our festival and community programs wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors. All net proceeds from the festival support our programs and partners. Visit our Sponsor Page.
Walk with Us. Floats are fun. But we opt for a parade of people. The Welcoming WNC Procession has no sponsors, no marshals, no fees. It is all about you. It is all about our community. We walk to express our commitment to a WNC that is welcoming and equitable to all. Visit our Procession Page.
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