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 (

  • Food Vendors – Main Dishes
  • Food Vendors – Snacks
  • Clothing (8 now)
  • Animals, Pets (5 now)
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Zen Punk
Local pottery and steam punk jewelry! We are excited!
Category: Vendor - Merchandise
YWCA of Asheville and WNC
Established in 1907, YWCA Asheville and WNC is dedicated to Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for all. We offer programs and advocate for policy change to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare and earning power for women and families in our community and beyond.
Category: Community / Public Service
Youth Villages
Youth Villages is a nonprofit that helps our country’s most vulnerable children get out of or stay out of state care. Our goal is to ensure each child has a functioning family and a safe, permanent home. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration approach focuses on family, measurement, community, intensity and accountability to deliver unprecedented positive results for children, families, and youth in transition. We are the force for families.
Category: Community / Public Service
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
Young Democrats of North Carolina
Category: Activism / Advocacy / Politics
WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project)
WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) was founded in 1986 by a small group of committed volunteers. During the early years of the AIDS epidemic, WNCAP founders provided food, comfort, and care to people with AIDS-related illnesses. In the 1990s, WNCAP developed prevention education and a case management program. Later, WNCAP also added harm reduction and pharmacy services. Today, WNCAP serves thousands of people across 18 counties in Western North Carolina. Our organizational vision is a community free of HIV, Hepatitis C, and overdose deaths. Our organizational mission is to provide equitable access to care and reduce harm from HIV, Hepatitis C, and drug use
Category: Community / Public Service
When Life Gives You Lemons...
We are a local mom and mom pop-up lemonade stand. We offer fresh squeezed lemon, lime and orange ades with the option of adding fresh fruit and herbs. Create your own unique drink or mocktails and sip on pure refreshment!
Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage
Waymaker Creations
Waymaker Creations is founded and run by a local disabled LGBTQIA+ artist and illustrator. Specializing in expressions of the natural and unnatural. Explore this beautiful and uncanny art!
Category: Vendor - Merchandise
Walgreens is offering free flu shots to the community.
Category: Health Care Provider
Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage
Vicious Fruit Apparel
Category: Vendor - Merchandise
Veterans Affairs
Category: Health Care Provider
Verner Center for Early Learning
​​Verner Center for Early Learning is a nonprofit agency providing high quality, affordable early care and education to over 300 children – birth to five years old – throughout Buncombe County, North Carolina. Through holistic learning environments, we strive to help build a community where every child and family has the opportunity to thrive.
Category: Educational Institution
VaVaVooom LLC
VaVaVooom provides a boutique atmosphere that goes beyond the typical lingerie or adult toy shop experience. We are actively committed to conscious sexuality, body positivity, gender expansiveness and self-care. We carefully curate Eco-Conscious Apparel, Body-Safe Adult Toys & Sexy Lingerie, and promote life-long personal growth through the work of best-selling authors. Our aesthetic is refined & romantic, with a touch of edgy, and all are welcome.
Category: Vendor - Merchandise
US Cellular
Category: Other
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville (UUCA)
Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love, you are welcome in our faith community. Our open and welcoming congregation connects hearts, challenges minds, and nurtures spirit, while serving and transforming our community and our world. Reverence and respect for human nature is at the core of Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith. We believe that all the dimensions of our being carry the potential to do good. We celebrate the gifts of being human; we strive to use our gifts to offer love and to work for justice. Unitarian Universalists affirm the inherent worth and dignity of each person as a given of faith.
Category: Faith-Based / Spiritual Community
Unified Therapies
Unified Therapies is a lesbian owned and operated multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health, and reiki services. Our mission is to provide a safe place for ALL while improving health and wellness. We treat all orthopedic and neurological diagnoses from pain and weakness to more complex conditions of recovering from a stroke or Parkinson's disease. We also guide individuals in understanding what muscles to enhance to achieve a specific body type in order to build an image the individual feels confident with (pre/post surgery).Major insurances accepted.Appointments made within 72 hours.No referral needed.
Category: Health Care Provider
UNC Asheville
The University of North Carolina Asheville is the state of North Carolina’s designated public liberal arts university and one of the 17 excellent, diverse, and accessible institutions of the UNC System. UNC Asheville offers an education that is adaptive, affordable, and endlessly relevant. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) serves as a leader in advancing UNC Asheville’s core value of diversity and inclusion. With a strategic focus on campus culture and leadership development, OMA provides institutional support, organizational advising, engagement opportunities, and educational initiatives aimed at supporting the University’s liberal arts focus and advancing student success.
Category: Educational Institution
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
To the Brim: Refill Store LLC
To the Brim is Asheville's first full refill store! We want to make sustainability more accessible by encouraging you to bring in the home cleaning and body care product containers that you're already using and refill them with our eco-friendly, natural products instead of throwing them out and buying more plastic.
Category: Vendor - Merchandise
The Sweet Escape Frozen Yogurt
The Sweet Escape took over ownership of Yaya's Frozen Yogurt in 2016 making us a locally owned and operated, independent shop serving Biltmore Park and South Asheville Community. Here at the The Sweet Escape, we pride ourselves in being Asheville's premier frozen yogurt shop. From our pristine location, homemade flavors, and genuine customer service, we are sure to be your sweet escape! Escape and create from 15, rotating, self-serve, flavors and over 60 toppings to sooth your sweet tooth desires, indulge in a refreshing homemade smoothie or Dippin' Dot! The Sweet Escape offers homemade flavors, such as, Original Tart and Key Lime Pie and pre-made flavors from Honey Hill Farms
Category: Vendor - Food & Beverage
The Rehab Project
The Rehab Project is a home decor company focused on sustainability and creativity. We hand-make soy wax candles and wax melts in a variety of tantalizing scents.
Category: Vendor - Merchandise
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
The American Red Cross mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteer and the generosity of donors. When we are helping communities prepare, respond, and recover from disasters, helping to supply lifesaving blood to patients in need or supporting our military and their families, this mission is at the core of what we do. We could not do it without the help of volunteers!

Come learn about the services the American Red Cross provides in Western North Carolina and see how you can become a volunteer!
Category: Community / Public Service
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
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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  | or 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.