Meet Our Festival Exhibitors and Vendors!

Note: We recently switched to a new signup form.  Exhibitors who signed up with our early deposit form may not show up here yet.

The following categories are full

  • Food Vendors – Frozen Deserts
  • Food Vendors – Beverages
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Pride-Focused Merchandise

The following are near or at capacity. . Email us to inquire. Food vendors should contact Chris Tinkler (CTinkler@BlueRidgePride.org).

  • Food Vendors – Main Dishes
  • Food Vendors – Snacks
  • Clothing (8 now)
  • Animals, Pets (5 now)
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A Therapist Like Me
A Therapist Like Me is a local nonprofit created in 2019 to serve the minority and nuero-diverse communities of WNC. Through our programming and outreach we hope to bring awareness to the intersection of mental health and minority-identity: race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, language, mental health, neurotype, disability, and other intersections of identity. We connect clients with therapists that share similar intersections through our directory - www.atherapistlikemedirectory.org. By providing financial gifts to our community through our Psychotherapy Voucher Program, we are able to increase access to psychotherapy while reducing the wage gap for minority therapists.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
ACLU of NC
Since 1965, the ACLU of North Carolina has been our state’s guardian of liberty – working in courts, the General Assembly, and communities to protect and advance civil rights and civil liberties for all North Carolinians. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 30,000 members and supporters across the state, the ACLU of North Carolina is a state affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Campaign for Southern Equality
The Campaign for Southern Equality is working to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every part of life. A South where your zipcode doesn’t determine your rights. Where all of us are free to be who we truly are and love who we truly love.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Environmental Defense Fund of North Carolina
The Environmental Defense Fund of North Carolina is fighting to save our planet from climate change. We are also working to help marginalized communities around NC who have been disproportionately impacted by climate issues.

LGBTQ+ folks have always, and continue to, lead the way on environmental advocacy and we look forward to connecting with everyone across the state and continuously building momentum.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Equality North Carolina
Equality North Carolina builds LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting the stories of queer and trans North Carolinians in pursuit of racial and social justice.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Equity Over Everything
Our team is on a mission to close gaps in workplace equity. We help businesses, industry influencers and non-profit leaders connect, converse and convert over their target audiences through equity audits, facilitated conversations and training. Through those channels we help to elevate diverse voices, challenge cultural bias, and inspire social change.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County, Inc.
The Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County (GALABC) was formed to address the needs of abused and neglected children in the protective custody of the Buncombe County Department of Social Services. GALABC is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the only non-profit organization in Buncombe County that seeks to raise funds to help children in protective custody. The Association solicits funds for needed items and enrichment opportunities, such as clothing, car seats, tutoring, camp scholarships and more. We are especially committed to aiding kinship placements, as these families receive minimal financial support from the state.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Helpmate
Helpmate offers free and confidential services to survivors of intimate partner violence in Buncombe County. We offer a 24-hour hotline (828-254-0516), individual and group counseling, educational classes, court advocacy, case management to help with meeting basic needs, and emergency shelter. We also offer education for youth, allied professionals, and the general community.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Human Rights Campaign
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense-Western North Carolina
Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We have local chapters in every state including Western North Carolina. We advocate for stronger gun laws and work to prevent tragedies like the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in 2016.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Movement for a People's party
Movement for a People's Party is an organization building a coalition of progressive organizations, groups, individuals for a major new political party with NO corporate funding.
A major new party for the working class, poor and under privileged who are not being currently represented by the two party system. A system that represents the interest of corporations and the billionaire donor class. Peoplesparty.org
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
NAACP
Learn more about our chapter of the NCAAP and how you can donate and volunteer!
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Action Fund
NCGV Action Fund’s mission is to promote gun violence prevention policies, educate North Carolinians on current gun legislation and the positions of NC elected officials, and support NC candidates who advocate to reduce gun violence. At this event, we will also share gun violence prevention information and provide free gun locks to the public.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Sunrise Movement Asheville
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Tranzmission
Tranzmission, established in 2001, has worked to make the lives of nonbinary, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals safer, happier, and healthier through education, advocacy, and support. Our programs include peer lead support groups, name change assistance, voter registration, and a free food pantry open to anyone.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Young Democrats of North Carolina
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Youth OUTright WNC Inc
Youth OUTright's mission is to create a world in which all LGBTQIA+ youth are supported to reach their fullest potential. We cultivate Resilience, Compassion, and Confidence in the youth community and engage in intersectional and intergenerational dialogue with particular focus on Gender & Racial Justice. Our work includes direct services, technical assistance for youth serving organizations, and advocacy for local, state and federal policy that protects LGBTQIA+ youth.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Broker Asheville of Keller Williams
Broker Asheville is a dedicated team of friends and families that have made it our goal to do good business and do it well. Our team consists of agents and administrators who strive to be experts in the field and that is reflected in our work. Our mission is to be the superior REAL ESTATE SOLUTION in the Asheville market, focused on high customer satisfaction levels & committed to overachieving objectives, while attaining optimal success in all facets of operations. We love Asheville and are committed to helping you BECOME A LOCAL!
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
Target
https://blueridgepride.org/index.php?gf-download=2021%2F08%2Fgetsitelogo.png&form-id=12&field-id=89&hash=c6cb5812182b9c076b6f761fb51b29bf82ecf0e1dbb075619fac655f25c940e9You can find us—the Target Team—at your favorite store, in your community, across the country and around the world. There are more than 350,000 team members across the globe, all working together for one important reason …
To help all families discover the joy of everyday life. That’s our purpose. Our mission. The promise of surprises, fun, ease and inspiration at every turn, no matter when, where or how you shop.
That quest to bring joy is at the center of every business decision and we're proud to stand with the LGBTQIA+ community year-round, through our inclusive merchandising and marketing campaigns and financial support for organizations that serve this community.
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
The Allen Team at Keller Williams Professionals Realty
With an unrivaled knowledge of the marketplace and more than 80% of their business coming from past clients and referrals, The Allen Team has met and exceeded their clients' expectations since 2001! Whether you are buying a home, selling your castle, or finding that perfect investment property, The Allen Team can help you make your real estate dreams come true.
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
The Biltmore Company
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore Estate was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1895, the 250-room French Renaissance chateau is America’s Largest Home®.
Biltmore is interested in people who strive for excellence; who are committed to working together, supporting each other, and sharing a sense of stewardship to protect this special place. Our employees shape and enrich extraordinary experiences for guests, using judgment and skills based on our Vanderbilt-inspired legacy of hospitality.
We invite you to join our dedicated team.
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
LIM (lesbians in the mountains)
Lesbians in the mountains (LIM) provides monthly social activities, networking and fellowship. Contact us at: limashevillegroup@ gmail.com
Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group
PFLAG Asheville Chapter Inc.
Please come visit our tent. Pride merchandise and free Pride temporary tattoos, plus information about our organization.
Mission Statement:
The purpose of this Chapter shall be to support the mission of the PFLAG organization. By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its mission through: support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ, education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ, and advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ
Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group
Stonewall Sports Asheville
Stonewall Sports is a LGBTQ & ally community-based, non-profit, sports organization that strives to raise funds for local non-profit organizations through organized sports. Our league values each player for who they are and what they bring to each league's community. Our Mission: To provide an inclusive low-cost, high fun sports organization that is managed as a non-profit with a philanthropic heart.
Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group
AARP, Mountain Region, NC
AARP Mountain Region NC is dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age by making communities a better place to age. We work with volunteers and community partners to facilitate change in communities, educate, inspire and advocate for all of us as we age.
Category: Community / Public Service
   
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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  | siljoy@me.com 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.