WHAT IS THE NESS FEST?
The NESS Fest is more than just a two day health and lifestyle festival. It is a movement that at the forefront highlights the importance of individuals, families, friends, companies, leaders and all those in our community coming together as one with the mission of a happier and healthier Greenville. It is our belief that in order to accomplish this we must first determine what it means to be our best self.
Everything we create originates from our unwavering commitment to help you become the best version of yourself and improve the quality of your life. This mission stems from our core values of:
-A health-centric focus on overall well-being
-A dedication to look inward first before focusing on the outside
-A promise to preach the unselfishness of making self-care a priority
-A passion to help even just one person take a step closer to achieving their personal growth goals
-A commitment to the Upstate that drives us to make impactful decisions benefitting the health and lifestyle of our community
These core values guide our organization every day. This allows us to organically put these beliefs into action throughout our community based on four specific pillars: wellNESS, goodNESS, fitNESS and wholeNESS.
Just like the circle our logo represents, these pillars must work together in unison to bring to fruition a complete and total you, i.e. the absolute best version of you. It is our belief that a better YOU results in a better US.
How do we bring this to life? We define everything our festival does by four pillars: wellNESS, goodNESS, fitNESS and wholeNESS. The NESS Fest is the ideal environment to seek out, educate and explore all that is available in our community that falls into one or more of those pillars. Our goal is to provide the ultimate platform where our attendees have access to things they may not have known existed before, thus launching them on their personal wellness journey to becoming the best version of themselves.
This is an opportunity to stop and take a look at yourself to see am I living/building the best me. If I can work to build the best me when I will pass that to all who come in contact with me. Image what a community can do focused on this same goal.
Our market is 80 percent female that attend this event.
WHY AM I SEEKING FUNDING?
We have built this incredible festival for two years and need assistance to take it to the net level where it can truly start to generate legs to run for life and help as many people and businesses. We will use the funding to bring more small business many of which are female owned to the festival so other can learn about what they do. The funding can also go to provided ways to get the word out for those who need an experience like this the most. The funding would also go to helping with the overhead so we can work solely on providing the best experience to the participants. The finally using the funds to spread the word to allow as many people who want and need to be involved to come. In years past everything was ticketed. In 2020 we are offer both ticketed and free to the public events to attract three times the under for our vendors.
WHO IS OUR TEAM?
We are a powerhouse of four females that run and produce The NESS Fest.
Brenda Luginbill - Founder, Creator of The NESS Fest
Allie Maietta Knight - Festival Director
Connor Felder - Festival Coordinator
Ellie Pierce - Festival Vendor Producer
From the whole team at The NESS Fest we would like to thank you for taking the time to learn about our passion for our community and where we know we can help. We truly hope you can see every person, every company can play a small or big role to make a huge difference in this festival. In 2020 with all that our world has been facing we are dedicating day two to be wholeNESS day. A day of music, fitness and simply enjoying each other. We invite you to come and see what our amazing city can do.