Riveter Festival in Victor celebrates women-owned businesses, vendors, and fitness studio owners

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VICTOR, N.Y. (WROC) — About 100 women-owned businesses will convene this weekend right outside New York Beer Project — a space officially known as HighPoint Business Park in Victor — to give people an opportunity to support area women-owned businesses.

Given that many other two-day festivals that give vendors a chance to meet their clients and sell their goods were canceled this year, The Riveter Festival provides that opportunity on August 7 and August 8.

Both days feature “sweat” portions with fitness classes from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and “shop” portions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ashley Robinson, owner of Spoke Cycle, and organizer of the festival, says that the vendors range from food, apparel, clothing, jewelry, and more.

“We encourage male, female, however you identify to come out an support,” said Ashley Robinson, owner of Spoke Cycle, and organizer of the festival. “You name it, we got it.

“For all of us coming out of the dreadful COVID shutdown, I thought it was a good time for all of us women to come together, highlight us, support each other, learn from each other, and try to excel out of the pandemic,” she said.

The “sweat” portions of the festival are already sold out at $10 per ticket, but you can join the waiting list on their website in case of a cancelation. The “shop” portion of the festival is free.

The festival is of course named for the iconic Rosie the Riveter, who famously encouraged women to work during World War II.

Robinson says it’s important to support women-owned businesses, as she says that women don’t have as much space in many fields. The festival itself even is even a collaboration between four organizations that Robinson describes as usually “siloed:” bossy, Women Owned ROC, ROC Sweatfest, and ROC Girl Bosses.

“This is an area where we say ‘you can do it as a woman, and you can be inspired by other women that are doing it,'” she said.

The festival also serves as a fundraiser for the Center of Youth’s Chrysalis House, “which provides a living environment for young mothers where they can make transformational decisions that positively impact themselves and their children.”

Here’s a full list of all the vendors:

  • Art By Delaney
  • Gentleman Farmer
  • The North Bee
  • UnsystematicC
  • LTcreated
  • Trunks up company
  • Moonreyn Co.
  • Cinnasepia
  • Natalie Rae NY
  • Indigo Luxe collections
  • Meaux Co.
  • Macroni Kid
  • GoodKnots585
  • Homebody
  • Biscotti Brewers LLC
  • Lexi + Lu
  • Here to Pet Dogs
  • Collectively Gray
  • Suds by Sasha
  • Deep Roots Roc
  • Pinch Of Pineapple
  • Lemons & Lavender
  • Egypt Hills Pottery
  • Scents by Design
  • TheChocolateCo and Bake Shop
  • Sis’s Sweets and Handmade Designs
  • CryBaby Cross Stitch
  • Rachel Cordaro
  • Jessica Nikic Art
  • Casseophia Studio
  • POP! Shop Jewelry
  • So Belly Happy
  • Figgy Pudding Art
  • Moon Salt
  • SoJo Boutique
  • 12WildflowerLane
  • Eye to the Sky Ceramics
  • Andi’s Extracts and Infusions
  • Created by Krystina
  • Goat Isle Soap
  • Cedar Swamp Soap Works
  • RASJACOBSON ART
  • Junior League
  • Girl Who Run
  • Loco Love
  • Yoga+
  • Fleet Feet
  • Kom Life LLC
  • Miriam Steinberg Jewelry
  • Bar Fiore LLC

And the fitness studios and vendors:

  • Laughing Yoga Yogi
  • Spoke Cycle and Fitness
  • Purebarre Rochester
  • Vault Cycle and Fitness
  • Hikyoga
  • Evolution PIlates
  • Compass Cycle and Yoga
  • Fleet Feet Movement FLX
  • The Drip House
  • Lunos Infrared Sauna
  • Unleash Nutrition
  • Pinnacle Hill Chiropractic
  • KomLife
  • Elsa Guenther, Health Coach 

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