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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Beer City Sisters
The Beer City Sisters are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity, social awareness, universal joy, and the expiation of stigmatic guilt.
We serve through self-expression and irreverent humor for advocacy, education, outreach and philanthropy.
We are committed to serving our community through the core tenants of activism, education, entertainment, ministry, and social service
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Buncombe County Young Democrats
The Buncombe County Young Democrats are the official youth auxiliary of the Democratic Party. The vision of the Buncombe Young Democrats is to make Buncombe County a better place by promoting progressive issues, young people, and the spirit of the Democratic Party. Our members consist of registered democrats or unaffiliated voters between 16-35 years of age.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Campaign for Southern Equality
Campaign for Southern Equality works on behalf of LGBTQ lived and legal equality across the South. We are building a South where everyone thrives, where you can love who you love and your zip code doesn't determine your rights.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Helping at Risk Kids, Inc
Helping at Risk Kids, Inc. (HARK) exists to provide support and resources for at-risk children in Buncombe County to promote a safe, enriching and hopeful future. We work with County and school system social workers to identify vulnerable children and offer resources and assistance to them. HARK solicits funds for needed items and enrichment opportunities, such as clothing, car seats, tutoring, summer camps, sports programs and more. One of our primary focuses is to assist teens aging out the foster care system to find housing, employment, continuing education and the means to become a productive member of society. HARK is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Helpmate
Helpmate is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential services to survivors of intimate partner abuse. We offer a 24-hour hotline (828-254-0516), individual and group counseling, court advocacy, case management support, emergency shelter, child and family advocacy, and community education.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense-Western North Carolina
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Movement for a People's Party
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Pisgah Legal Services
Pisgah Legal Services is an innovative nonprofit founded in 1978 that:
*Can assist people in community with enrolling in ACA Healthcare for affordable health insurance;
*Can assist people in filing taxes for credits;
*provides free civil legal aid to people who live in poverty;
*partners with dozens of other agencies to make sustainable change for people in crisis;
*coordinates the services of approximately 300 pro bono attorneys in WNC;
*improves systems and policies that impact the lives of thousands of low-income communities in WNC.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
The Freedom Center for Social Justice
The Freedom Center for Social Justice (FCSJ) is a culture-shifting organization committed to the growth, safety and empowerment of marginalized populations. Our vision is a world where equal protections and opportunities exist for all. Through advocacy, community education, and faith-based organizing, we are committed to providing support that opens doors, raises awareness and creates life-giving change.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Tranzmission, Inc
Tranzmission, founded in 2001, works to make the lives of nonbinary, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals safer, happier, and healthier through education, advocacy, and support.
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Youth OUTright
Our 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
https://blueridgepride.org/wp-content/uploads/bal_final-rgb.jpgBroker 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
Cantey Foundation Specialist
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
Cricket Wireless
Cricket Wireless-Stress less. Smile more.
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
Renewal by Andersen of the Carolinas
“Renewal by Andersen of the Carolinas is the start-to-finish window replacement division of Andersen Windows. Our company offers a replacement process that includes an in-home no obligation consultation, custom manufacturing, and installation complete with ‘no interest’ financing. For a complimentary, no obligation home consultation, stop by our tent.
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
TABATHA HAMLIN STATE FARM
We are an all welcoming insurance and financial services agency who wants to make sure you and your family are covered, legal and secure with your assets. We pride ourselves in making sure our customers are treated fairly and they are secure in their products with State Farm the #1 insurer in the US. We can meet in person, virtually or you can do everything yourself on-line. We look forward to helping you and our community with all your insurance needs.
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®.
On exhibit is the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. The estate is a National Historic Landmark and encompasses 8,000 acres of renowned gardens and grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Under leadership of Vanderbilt’s great-grandson, Biltmore has grown to include the four-star/diamond Inn on Biltmore Estate, Antler Hill Village, featuring our award-winning Winery, Antler Hill Farm, and the Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate. In addi
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
UScellular
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
LIM-Lesbians In the Mountains
Lesbians In the Mountains (LIM) provides monthly social activities, networking and fellowship. Our Facebook group is LIM Asheville and Google group is limashevillegroup@gmail.com Our events are listed on Meetup under Asheville Lesbian Social Club.
Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group
PFLAG ASheville Chapter Inc
Category: Club / Social Group / Support Group
AARP NC Mountain Region
AARP empowers people to choose how they live as they age. We strive to understand our community’s’ needs and provide support and assistance. We do this through our programs, partnerships and advocacy efforts that improve quality of life and promote a community that is livable for all ages. Stay tuned to the news in the Mountain Region at www.aarp.org/mountainnc
Category: Community / Public Service
ACLU of NC
https://blueridgepride.org/wp-content/uploads/b6bd0694832d4c778ebbb8784981785338833.png Category: Community / Public Service
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that is smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. As a public health organization, AFSP believes that it is our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people.
Category: Community / Public Service
Asheville Humane Society
We're about hope, not heartache. As Buncombe County’s critical safety net since 1984, we are always here to save and protect every animal. We have mastered the art of saving lives within our walls and now we are going even further, helping our community’s pets and their people thrive together. We are going beyond a no-kill community to ensure that each animal has the quality of life they deserve – a life worth living.
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.  

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