The festival is held each fall to promote equality, safety and quality of life for the LBGTQ community in Western North Carolina. This year's theme was "Inclusion, Ya'll." The event regularly attracts 14,000-18,000 people.
Vendors were set up throughout Pack Square Park selling merchandise and apparel with inclusivity messages. Local organizations focusing on social justice, faith, education and community service were also on hand. The festival concluded with the Blue Ridge Pride Drag Showcase featuring 19 performers.