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PRIDE FESTIVAL

SUN OCT 13
12PM-5PM
@WILSON COLLEGE

Save the date for the 5th Annual Pride Franklin County Festival celebrating love, inclusion, and acceptance. 

 

Pride Fest features a variety of family-friendly events, entertainment, quintessential Pride activities, and a mix of local and regional vendors supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Admission is FREE!

NOTE: Buttons below are not updated for 2024 yet - stay tuned!

SPECIAL THANKS TO LAST YEAR'S (2023) SPONSORS

Double Rainbow Sponsor:

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Rainbow Sponsors:

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Diamond Tiara Sponsor:

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Host Sponsor:

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Ruby Slipper Sponsors:

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Emerald Sponsors:

F&M Trust

M&T Bank

Patriot Federal Credit Union

St. John's UCC

Truist Financial

FAQs

PRIDE FESTIVAL FAQs

Do you have a Festival Map?

Yes, you can view and download the Festival Maps.

The parking map shows where to enter/park on campus, and the festival map shows the event entrances and vendor locations. A list of vendors with their booth number will be in the event program distributed the day-of.

Is the festival free?

Yes, attendance to the festival is free and festival activities are free.

We encourage guests to bring cash and a credit card to give donations, tip artists and queens, and purchase food, beverages, Pride apparel, and/or vendor merchandise. You may also want to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and a blanket or chairs with you for seating at the stage viewing area.

Where do I park?

View the Festival Parking Map for parking lot locations. 

Is the event accessible for those with mobility issues or in a wheelchair?

The festival is mostly on grass, so it depends on your needs

Depending on your limitations, some of the festival may be difficult to traverse because it is on grass. The grass is mostly even but it is not completely flat. There are sidewalks to get around a portion of the festival, and handicap accessible restrooms. An accessibility drop-off and pick-up point is available for those who need it (please refer to the parking map). Limited handicap parking spaces are available in the P1 parking lot.

Can I bring my pet?

Dogs are welcome at Pride Festival and on Wilson College's campus. 

Due to the large crowds anticipated, plan to have your dog leashed at all times. If your dog does not do well in crowds or with loud noises, we kindly ask you keep them at home.

Is the festival kid-friendly?

Yes! Performances will be appropriate for all ages, and we even have a whole Kids' Area!

The Kids' Area will have fun activities in store all day including games, crafts, and more. Performances are all family-friendly, including some the kids will LOVE like a balloon artist!

Does the event include alcohol?

Yes, there is an Adult Lounge area where adults age 21+ may purchase and enjoy beverages.

Alcohol must be consumed in the fenced-in area. Only adults age 21+ will be permitted to enter; IDs are required. The only exception is that children age 12 and under may enter the area under adult supervision on a 1:1 ratio (1 adult per 1 child). 

Is there seating by the stages?

There are very few seats available. 

We encourage guests to bring their own chairs and/or blankets to set up on the lawn designated as the "Stage Viewing Area."

Is there a dress code?

Yes, Pride Franklin County is a family-friendly event. With this in mind, please respect public decency.

The following are not acceptable attire on festival grounds or during the event: Visible underwear or what appears to be underwear, Loin Cloths, G-Strings, BDSM attire or accessories, Speedos. This is by no means an exhaustive list and the Pride Planning Committee will decide the propriety of attire worn at the festival. Committee members reserve the right to eject any individuals or groups (vendors, patrons, volunteers, etc.) who do not adhere to this policy.

Have a question not answered here?

Send us an email at pridefranklincounty@gmail.com

Please note: We are a volunteer-led organization and responses may take some time. We can't guarantee answers to questions sent within 48 hours of the event, though we will do our very best. Thanks for your understanding.

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