Every year the festival features over 225 vendors featuring local not for profits, artists, businesses, and great food.
Please note we are now on a wait list for space in the 2018 Nashville Pride Festival vendor market place.
Saturday June 23, 2018 (10 am-9 pm)
Sunday June 24, 2018 (12 pm-6 pm)
Public Square Park, Downtown Nashville
3rd Ave and Union at the foot of City Hall
ABOUT THE EVENT
Nashville PRIDE is the largest LGBTQ event in Tennessee. The event brings together an estimated 35,000 people to enjoy an extensive vendor marketplace, Equality Walk, food vendors, entertainment, and much more.
VENDOR MARKET HOURS
Saturday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vendors are to operate for the full duration of the Nashville Pride Festival.
We are currently on a waitlist for the 2018 festival. Vendors can apply to be added to the waitlist.
Other Important Dates
February 6--First round of notification emails will be sent to vendors who applied by Friday, February 2 11:59 CST
March 13 --Second round of applications will be reviewed/notification emails will be sent to vendors who applied between February 3-Friday, March 16 11:59 CST
April 21-- Payment deadline for vendors
April 23-27--Last round of applications/Waitlist Vendors will be reviewed/notification emails will be sent to vendors who applied from April 13 - May 14 11:59 CST
May 1--Waitlist Payment deadline for vendors
Not For Profit 1/2 Tent (Nashville Pride provides a 5' deep x 10' wide shared tent, 1 6' table, and 2 chairs) $200
Not For Profit Table (Nashville Pride provides a 10' x 10' space, 1 6' table, and 2 chairs) $300
Not For Profit Booth Space (Nashville Pride provides a 10' x 10' tent, 1 6' table, and 2 chairs) $400
Artist/Local Artisan Business (Nashville Pride provides a 10' x 10' space) $400
Business Booth Space (Nashville Pride provides a 10' x 10' tent, 1 6' table, and 2 chairs) $850
Food Vendor/Truck (Nashville Pride provides space) 15% of gross sales at the event
--Nashville Pride will collect a non-refundable deposit of $750 upon acceptance into Nashville Pride. At the end of the event, prior to load out, food vendors will need to provide a gross sales report. In the event 15% of your gross sales exceeds the deposit amount, you will receive an invoice for the remaining balance. Failure to provide your sales report at the end of the event will result in denial of applications for future events.
--Example: You will provide a non-refundable $750 deposit prior to the event. If your gross sales are $6,000 (15% of $6,000= $900), you will receive an invoice for an additional $150. If your gross sales are $5,000 (15% of $5,000= $750), you will not receive an additional invoice.
**Each vendor fee includes (6) entrance bands per day into Nashville Pride Festival. You will be able to purchase additional entrance bands at a later date. These bands will be sent approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the event to the mailing address you provide us in the form below
**Upon acceptance, you will have the option to purchase a 10' x 20' booth space. 10' x 20' booth spaces are limited.
**Add $100.00 if you need electric (deadline for requests is April 15, 2018)
**Add $100.00 if after April 15, 2018
Vendor Type Description
Not for Profit* Non-profits must be a registered 501c3.
Local Artisan Business* A Local Artisan Business is considered a locally owned and operated business that sells items handcrafted by other artisans.
Artist* Individuals who hand-make/handcraft the items they will offer at the event.
Artist categories are used by Nashville Pride as a tool to ensure vendor diversity at the event. Please find descriptions of media categories below:
Candles: Personally concocted scent profiles and hand-poured candles and wax melts
Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.
Clothing: Hand-sewn articles of clothing by you.
Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable.
Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted. Mass produced glassware vendors should fill out the Local Business Vendor Form.
Health/Beauty: Beauty (skincare, make up, etc) products hand-made and concocted by you. No mass-produced products are allowed.
Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.
Paper Making/Book Arts: Hand-binded journals, notebooks, etc.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category.
Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
Business* Corporate or Local Business vendors who will use their booth space for promotional purposes or sell mass-produced items
Food Vendor/Truck* A vendor who intends to sell food and beverage items for Nashville Pride attendees to consume at the event.
PLEASE NOTE: MARKET VENDORS(OUTSIDE OF SELECTED FOOD VENDORS) ARE PROHIBITED FROM SELLING OR GIVING AWAY FOOD AND BEVERAGES (INCLUDING WATER). PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE ENTIRE MARKET AGREEMENT FOR OTHER RESTRICTIONS.
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org