The Blue Ridge Pride Center has launched its online applications and information pages for exhibitors, vendors, sponsors and entertainers for this year’s Blue Ridge Pride Festival. The festival will take place, as usual, on the last Saturday in September (9/26) in Asheville’s Pack Square Park. The Welcoming WNC Procession will kick things off at 10 am. The festival will run from 11 am to 7 pm.
- Vendors / Exhibitors: We are reducing the number of spaces this year and lowering prices for non-profits. We review applications on a weekly basis. We give preference to organizations with a local presence but welcome all to apply. For further information, contact Vendor@BlueRidgePride.org.
- Sponsors: Festival and Program sponsorships begin at $1,000. Smaller sponsorship packages are available for other events. For further information, contact Development Director, Chad Sizemore at Sponsor@BlueRidgePride.org.
- Patrons of Pride: Designed to give smaller, local organizations – and individuals – and opportunity to demonstrate their support for the community. For further information, contact Development Director, Chad Sizemore at Patron@BlueRidgePride.org.
- Entertainers: The applications deadline is June 1. We invite stage performers and DRAG performers to apply. For additional information, contact Entertainment Director, Nancy Sue Ellyson at Entertainment@BlueRidgePride.org.
Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. (BRPC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by local volunteers. Its members work to foster an inclusive community in western North Carolina, where people are embraced for who they are and feel welcomed to engage and contribute. Blue Ridge Pride Center manages four major programs: Community Events, Community Projects, the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partner Fund, and the WNC Virtual LGBTQ Center.
All net proceeds from the festival support Blue Ridge Pride Center programs and organizations and groups that serve our community (through the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partner Fund).