48th Annual Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Fair
April 13-14, 2019

Our Exhibitors

Exhibitors from all over

Calico Fort began as a dream by a group of local citizens who desired to promote our small town, to create an interest which would draw visitors, and develop an outstanding Arts and Crafts festival. A number of possible themes were considered but, considering our historical background, Calico Fort was selected.

A life long resident of Fort Deposit wrote the poem Calico Capers in anticipation of its success.

One of the local citizens volunteered the use of a pine thicket on her property for the show. And the work began, everyone was invited to help clear the brier bushes, the kudzu vines, limbs, pine cones and debris. A fence, reminiscent of an old fort and an Indian teepee were constructed, along with an assortment of rustic buildings to be used for the food concessions and even some exhibitors.

155 exhibitors accepted our invitation to be part of the first Calico Fort on April 8 and 9, 1972. The Bill Board, on the left, depicts the advertisement which was displayed that year. This sign, near the I-65 Exit, is updated each fall in an effort to help our visitors plan for the next event.

An estimated 5000 visitors responded that first year with enthusiasm to the invitation to enjoy an old time country fair complete with demonstrations and illustrations to amuse visitors, whether a toddler, teen or old time fair lover.
The first show included a variety of arts, handmade crafts and antiques. Demonstrations delighting the fair-goers included a glass blower and a weaver who operated her loom. Ceramics, candles and jewelry were made on the spot and portraits were sketched for those who were just a little patient.
155 exhibitors accepted our invitation to be a part of our first Calico Fort in 1972 and the list continues to grow.

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at Calico Fort, please go to our Exhibitor Information page for an application.

2019 Exhibitor Listing

. Last Name First Name City State Craft Web Site .
. Adams Charles & Mary Troy AL Stained Glass, Boiled & Roasted Peanuts, Homemade Candy .
. Andrews Kevin & Maryann Red Level AL Woodworking, Native American Jewelry .
. Atkins Richard Tallassee AL Bladesmith and Blacksmith .
. Barday Louise Leesburg AL Bungy Jump .
. Barfoot Gaye Billingsley AL Metal Home Decor .
. Barnes Harold Red Level AL Canned Goods - Jelly .
. Bein John & Debbie Pell City AL LED Lights, Crystal Sun Catchers, Bird Feeders, Bare Foot Sandals .
. Benefield Terry Heflin AL Decorative Wrought Iron, Bird Houses .
. Bennett Kendra Daphne AL Paper Cuts .
. Black Leigh Hope Hull AL Handmade Bath and Body Products .
. Black Wayne and Maxine Hope Hull AL Woodwork .
. Boatwright Tom Peterman AL Pork Skins - Homemade Cooking .
. Bowdoin Kathy Montgomery AL Handcrafted Jewelry with Magnetic Snap .
. Bradley Dott Monroeville AL Sculptured Trees, Topiary Plants and Annuals .
. Britt Alma Trenton GA Leather Goods .
. Brown Cathy & Mike Grady AL Candles, Spa Items .
. Burch William & Deb Fort Mitchell AL Bottle Cap Necklaces & Bottle Cap Pet Scarfs & Signs .
. Carr Jessica Headland AL Woodworks, Wall Art, Coasters, Ornaments, Small Furniture .
. Coleman Mark & Andy Greenville AL Scroll Saw Artist - Puzzles, Ornaments, etc .
. Crawford Norris Greensboro AL Leather .
. Croley Mary Greenville AL Paintings and Note Cards .
. Davenport Dan Millington MI Hand-hammered Aluminum Giftware .
. Davis Mike Brantley AL Pottery .
. Dennis Skeet Coosada AL Beauty Supply - All Natural Beeswax Lotion, Soaps, etc .
. Duren Richard Trussville AL BBQ Sauce, Seasonings, Jerky, Meat Sticks .
. Foster Deborah Prattville AL Fused Glass, Mosaics .
. Gamble Tommy Millbrook AL Hand Turned Wooden Bowls .
. Gresham Karen Opelika AL Wreaths .
. Griffith, Wanda & Diana Ward Wetumpka & Daphne AL Handmade Jewelry made from Broken China, Beads and Wire; and Handmade Wooden Crosses .
. Grimes Elizabeth Millbrook AL Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Vinyl Stickers Printed from Original Artwork .
. Guffey Hollie Steele AL Potato Candy, Sweets, etc .
. Hart Toni Prattville AL Dream Catchers, Antler Art and Gourds .
. Hill Carl Prattville AL Scroll Saw Art .
. Ivey Willie Montgomery AL Planters .
. Jamison Christina Montgomery AL Goat Milk Caramels, Soap, Lotion .
. Johnson Mary Brundidge AL Wood Crafts .
. Johnston Robin Jemison AL Copper and Brass Jewelry .
. Kelley Julie Jasper AL Candles, Wax Melts and Warmers .
. Levell Roger & Sally Foley AL Handmade Wooden Musical Instruments .
. Lightsey Joe Marion Junction AL Woodwork, Bird Houses, Feeders, Music Boxes .
. Mitchell Callie Prattville AL Pillows and Stitched Crafts .
. Moore Loretta Jacksonville AL Wooden Trays, Paint Chip Canvas Art .
. Newton Christy Prattville AL Small Art Canvas, Pottery .
. Proveaux Juanita Greenville AL Textiles, Place Mats, Pillows, etc .
. Rathel Derek Pensacola FL Grapevine Florals .
. Richardson John Tuskegee AL Custom Carved Name Signs, Hand Painted Signs, Bird Houses .
. Royals Vincent Montgomery AL Shaved Ice .
. Rushton Denise Valley Grande AL Homemade Jams and Jellies .
. Rushton Jamie Montgomery AL Tables, Cutting Boards, Serving Trays, Home Decor .
. Sarblah Carolyn Greenville AL Kids Inflatables .
. Shiffer Antje Montgomery AL Jewelry www.facebook.com/antjeshifferjewelr .
. Shumate Bill and Lee Sondheimer LA Soups, Dips, Muffin and Cheese Ball .
. Snellgrove Brad Prattville AL Bird Hoses and Painted Glass .
. Sprayberry Tiffany Ashland AL Cheese Straws .
. Thompson Cindy Millbrook AL Crochet Hats and Purses, Baby Items .
. Thompson David Danville AL Ironworks .
. Thrash Rex Troy AL Wood Work .
. Tingle Tim Montevallo AL Carved Golf Balls, Cedar Carvings, Walking Sticks .
. Waldrop Jim & Carol Clanton AL Unique Silverware Jewelry .
. Waltens Carmen Sarasota FL Air Brush Tattoos and Face Painting .
. Wilson Antionette Maplesville AL Kettle Korn .
. Woodson Amanda Opelika AL Painted Farmhouse Signs .

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