What A Great Way To Promote You, Your Business Or Organization!

Sponsorship Packet

3. Contact 
    or 828.338.8277 with questions

All Sponsorship Applications must be received by August 31, 2014.

Paper Sponsorship Agreements can be emailed to or mailed to:

Blue Ridge Pride
P.O. Box 2044
Asheville, NC 28802

Download Complete 2014 Opportunity Guide (includes Sponsorship Packages, Guidelines for Vending, Pride Guide Ads, and Y.E.S. Membership & Ads)

Why Sponsor Blue Ridge Pride?

In October 2009, the first Blue Ridge Pride Festival brought in over 2000 people from all over Western North Carolina and surrounding areas. Within three years, Blue Ridge Pride has added multiple educational events as well as expanded its festival in an effort to continue bringing our community together. This past year it was estimated that we saw of over 10,000 attendees come through all of our events and we'd like to share this bountiful influx to the area with local and regional businesses and individuals like you!

According to the United States census, the Asheville area has 83% more lesbian, gay bisexual, transgendered, or queer (LGBTQ) identified people than the average American city or town. These individuals make up a portion of the $660 billion dollars of disposable income that is the LGBTQ purchasing market. Research also indicates that LGBTQ populations are loyal to businesses that support them. Additionally, Asheville was named the #2 City in the Nation as a Top Arts Destination by American Style Magazine and #6 in the nation for Best Metro Places for Business and Careers by

Supporting Blue Ridge Pride demonstrates that your business goes deeper than commerce; it proves that you care about reaching a target market with a proven market basket.
Vendor Packet
1. Review the 2014 Guidelines for Vending

2. Complete the Online Vending Application

3. Contact
    or 828.338.8277 with questions

NOTE: Food Vendor spaces have SOLD OUT as of 3/14/2014.

Early Bird pricing good through March 31, 2014

All Vendor Applications must be received by August 31, 2014.

Paper Vendor Applications can be emailed to or mailed to:

Blue Ridge Pride
P.O. Box 2044
Asheville, NC 28802

Why Vend At Blue Ridge Pride

We are seeking local artists, restaurants, breweries, and non-profits as vendors for the Blue Ridge Pride Festival. Join us and be a part of one of Western North Carolina's most diverse and rewarding festivals.

What you can expect for this event:
  • Increase your organization's visibility in the Asheville and surrounding areas.

  • Reach the 3rd largest diverse group in the United States, with a purchasing power of $660 billion, with projections reaching $2 trillion by 2012.

  • Promote your organization or business to a large, family-friendly audience in a central location.

  • Market directly to a group that is over 90% brand loyal to organizations and businesses who market to them.

  • Reach a diverse cross-section of families, college students, citizens, and community members of the Western North Carolina area.


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