Our Sponsors and Partners

Uncommon Coffee has become the unofficial home for Essex Pride. Uncommon has hosted monthly Queer Coffee Meetups, Drag Story Hour, and has been a consistent safe space for our community. Essex Pride is thankful and grateful for the staff and ownership at Uncommon Coffee.


It’s our mission to serve high quality products without pretension, taking pride in our work and treating others with respect and kindness. We value integrity, and put this into practice at every level of our business. 

We make as much as we possibly can from scratch.  From the bread your breakfast sandwich is on to the chocolate syrup in your mocha, to the coffee beans you love to brew (and much more).  When you come in, you’ll have a truly unique experience because of this.  

Located in the heart of Essex Town in the Essex Experience, Uncommon provides a large and comfortable space for all to share.  Whether you're a group of people looking for a place to meet and relax, or an individual working from your computer, we have a home for you here.  Come enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, or join us for a meal. 

Bellcate School and Bellcate School Dog Treats

Our vision is to offer a practical solution to a real problem. We explored making dog treats and we fell in love. Mixing, baking, packaging, oh my! Fast forward two years and Bellcate School Dog Treats is fully operational.

Students in special education with disabilities need meaningful education and employment and your dogs need good treats.  With each purchase of Bellcate School Dog Treats, you are supporting both. Students and their families are filled with hope and enthusiasm about the far reaching impact of our program.

Come and explore Nusantara our World Marketplace in Essex Vermont at the Essex Experience! 

We are a safe and welcoming space for all folks and love and support our community.

Our goal as a world marketplace is to represent every country in the world!

Located at the Essex Experience (to the right of Uncommon Coffee) 21 Essex Way Suite 415 Essex, VT.

Welcome back to Sunset Lake Craft CBD, who are sponsoring the Essex Pride Festival again this year!

Tucked away in Vermont’s Champlain Islands, Sunset Lake’s beginnings are rooted in Vermont dairy. The ownership trio learned that it would take a village to properly raise thousands of hemp plants— careful to preserve the CBD’s integrity without the use of harmful pesticides. The majority-farmer-owned business put out the call for help and set their starting minimum wage at $20/hour.

It’s these principles— farmer ownership, honest pay, and dignified work— that have seen Sunset Lake through three successful harvests and allowed the company to grow.

Today, Sunset Lake ships craft CBD products directly to your door, practices sustainable farming techniques, and uses its brand to help empower workers all over because of support from people like you!

Please welcome back, the Creative Discourse Group!

Our work contributes to Vermont (and beyond) becoming a place where we continue to grow our capacity to live in true community with each other. A place where all people succeed, regardless of their zip code, their age, their race or ethnicity, their sexual orientation, gender or ability status.

Vermont is working towards the benefits that come from building authentic, equitable, anti-racist communities and organizations.

We imagine a Vermont where we love and appreciate each other, celebrate our joys together, and work collectively (and effectively) to solve our common challenges.

Pomp & Primp

Pomp & Primp is a gay owned salon in the heart of Essex Junction. Established at the start of the COVID pandemic, Ricky Savard bought the salon to keep it a thriving business. We cater to all, for all of your hair needs. Ricky and his staff are a compassionate and caring team. Look no further for your hair needs!

Northeastern Reproductive Medicine

The NRM team consists of three Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and Infertility (REI) Physicians with extensive experience in the medical and surgical treatment of infertility and reproductive disorders. Together with our experienced team of nurses, embryologists, ultrasonographers, and staff, we make every effort to provide affordable, high-quality care to patients in an easily accessible, friendly environment. With our cutting-edge technology and specialized knowledge of Assisted Reproductive Techniques, we strive to maximize your chances at reproductive success.


During this challenging time, we are as committed as ever to our mission, vision and values. This includes our commitment to community involvement and support for the well-established programs and teams dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the globe. As OneGF, we not only deliver technology for humanity, but also pride ourselves in giving to and supporting the communities we call home. 

Rotary Club of Essex

Since our club’s founding in 1966, the Rotary Club of Essex has been an integral part of our local community in Essex, Westford, Jericho and Underhill.  Each year, our members raise and donate tens of thousands of dollars to benefit our community.  We provide scholarships to local students, we donate coats and winter gear to needy families and so much more.    

Rotary isn’t just about charity; it is also an excellent way to build connections and friendships in our community. Through our regular lunch meetings, volunteer opportunities and fundraising, Rotarians build strong and deep relationships with one another and across our community.  What’s more, through our speaker series, our Rotarians interact with leaders from across government, business and non-profits.  

Vermont Federal Credit Union

For more than 70 years, Vermont Federal has been dedicated to improving the communities that we serve with financial support, donations, sponsorships, volunteerism, and education. We always strive to make a positive impact in the lives of our members and in the communities that we serve. 

Fidium Fiber

The word Fidium comes from a Latin word meaning "to attune." We interpret this as bringing people together in harmony. We believe in a straightforward approach to the internet: what you want is what you should get. At Fidium, we connect people and deliver an incredible customer experience for everyone. 

Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) was established in 1974 to finance and promote affordable, safe and decent housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters.

Since its inception, VHFA has helped 31,000 primarily first-time home buyers and their families purchase homes. It also provides financing, development and management support, subsidy administration and tax credits for approximately 9,600 affordable apartments statewide.


This could be you! How can you become a sponsor? 

We have limited Essex Pride Sponsorships available at different tiers beginning at $200, which include a special feature on our website, shout outs on social media, recognition from our MC during the Festival, a customized gift to be determined, tickets to the official after party, and our undying gratitude for helping to make this day happen.  Full sponsorship packets, pricing, and incentive options are available if you email us at EssexVTPride@gmail.com

As we've stated before, any money we accept will go towards our direct costs and towards providing future events and safe spaces for the Essex LGBTQIA+ community. A portion of funds raised will also be dispersed to other LGBTQIA+ organizations across Vermont.

This is not a corporate Pride event where anyone can buy their way into allyship. We encourage artists, organizations, and businesses who either are a part of our LGBTQIA+ community or who actively and openly support our community to consider being our sponsors for what we know will be an incredible day.

Sponsorships are not available for politicians or individual political campaigns, but we encourage groups who fight for LGBTQIA+ rights and actively combat and speak out against harmful and hateful bills attacking our community to submit a vendor form to table at the Festival at no cost. 


Sponsorship Packet

Essex Pride Sponsor Packet 2024 (1) (1).pdf