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
Buncombe Democrats
The Buncombe County Democratic Party’s focus is to strengthen our party, give back to our community, and elect Democratic candidates to all levels of office in Buncombe County and Western North Carolina.
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
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
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
Jasmine for Congress
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
Matthew Hoh for Senate
The Matthew Hoh for US Senate Campaign is committed to equality and equity.
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
OurVOICE
Our VOICE inspires hope and healing while ending sexual violence and human trafficking through education, counseling, and advocacy.
We serve survivors of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County.
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
Sierra Club
We are part of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club covering the western counties of Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, and Yancey. Transylvania, Henderson, and Polk counties. Our chapter and the North Carolina Sierra Club work together to: safeguard public lands; advocate for solar and wind power; ensure clean air and water for all citizens; Reduce and eliminate single use plastics; and build resiliency in the face of climate change. We are active in educating leaders, the public the media about environmental issues. Diversity in our membership and supporting environmental and social justice for all is a priority for our Chapter.
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 Prison Project
Tranzmission Prison Project (TPP) is an LGBTQ+-focused free books-to-prisons/prison abolition/advocacy group, based in Asheville for over 20 years. We are a 100% volunteer-run, non-hierarchical organization, and provide free books, zines, resources, and other means of support to incarcerated folks nationwide. TPP offers support and resources specifically to folks who fall under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, as well as women and people incarcerated in women’s facilities. We believe that “people who are queer and trans are particularly vulnerable to state violence.”
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
REI
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle, WA. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has lived in Asheville, NC since October, 2008 and has donated over $2.5 million to North Carolina non-profit partners and over $450,000 locally. REI also stewards the REI Cooperative Action Fund, a 501c3 non-profit focused on directly supporting organizations promoting justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors to strengthen the health and well-being of people and communities.
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
T-Mobile USA
T-Mobile
Category: Business - Marketing, Hiring, Public Relations
   
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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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