Charleston Pride Festival 2024 Vendor Registration

The Charleston Pride Festival will be held at The Refinery (1640 Meeting Street) in Charleston on Saturday, September 21, 2024. We are excited to bring the festival back after last year’s cancellation, and invite you to join Charleston’s largest Pride event of the year.

Being a vendor is a great way to promote your organization and/or company’s commitment to equal rights for all Charlestonians! Additionally, a booth at the Pride Festival will promote your organization and/or company among a deeply diverse group of individuals. In 2019, during our 10th Anniversary, we had an estimated 7,500+ attendants! These attendees were not only gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, but also allied individuals who appreciate the values of equality. By being at the Charleston Pride Festival, you can increase your organization and/or company’s visibility among much of Charleston’s residents.

Coupons:

  • parade24 - take $100 off registration (Valid until July 15th)
  • freepride24 - take $50 off registration (Valid July 16th - Aug 1st)

Vendor Fees:

  • 10x10 Vendor Plot: Fees for a 10x10 vendor plot is $300. Non-profits can apply at the reduced rate of $150.
  • 10x10 Premium Vendor Plot: Fees for a Main Stage Area Premium 10x10 vendor plot is $500.
  • 20x20 Vendor Plot: A limited number of 20x20 plots will also be available for larger tents for $750. Non-profits can apply at the reduced rate of $375.
  • If electricity is needed, a $75 fee will be added to the registration [$150 for 20x20 tents]. Electricity availability is limited, and we reserve the right to cap the number of power slots.
  • Note: Charleston Pride only provides the plot for a vendor space and does not supply tents, tables or chairs. Payments are non-refundable in case of weather cancellation. Your registration will roll over to the 2023 or future Festival.

Food Trucks:

Due to limited capacity and to ensure a variety of cuisine, food trucks must be approved first. Please send an email to festival@charlestonpride.org to apply. After your acceptance you will receive instructions on how to pay for your spot.

Vendor Guidelines:

The Refinery is a different venue from the past several festivals, and certain rules have changed, so please read carefully. You will get more specific information closer to the festival, but below are some initial guidelines.

  • Load-in will be on the day of the festival, and will begin at 8am. Tentative festival times are from 11AM to 5PM. Load-out will begin after 5:15pm.
  • Tents are to be 10x10 ft [or 20x20 ] with straight legs, not angled.
  • Vendors will be allowed 10-15 minutes to unload. This does not include your setup time, there should be ample time to erect tents and setup displays etc.
  • If selling a product, the South Carolina Department of Revenue requires your Retail License to be displayed at all times.
  • Charleston Pride Festival, Inc. requires you to be insured for at least $1 million to cover any liability. If you do not have coverage, you take responsibility for covering any claims.
  • Charleston Pride Festival, Inc., nor the City of Charleston, takes any responsibility or liability for any damage to your product, person, or equipment.
  • All documentation, ie. proof of non-profit status, insurance information, etc. must be on file with Charleston Pride Festival by November 5th. Information can be uploaded during or after registration.
  • Sale of alcohol is not permitted and is the sole right of Charleston Pride Festival Inc.
  • Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their area, disposing and hauling off any trash.
  • Vendor packets will be sent to the email address on-file one weeks prior to the Festival.

We are excited for a great 2024 Pride Festival and look forward to your participation! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at festival@charlestonpride.org.