50th Annual Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Fair
April 10-11, 2021

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.

2021 Exhibitor Listing

. Last Name First Name City State Craft Web Site .
. Andrews Maryann Red Level AL Wood Working .
. Atkins Richard Tallassee AL Bladesmith .
. Barday Louise Leesburg AL Bungy Jump .
. Barfoot Gaye Billingsley AL Metal Home Decor .
. Barnes Harold Red Level AL Canned Goods - Jelly .
. Bean Nancy Selma AL Aprons, Wall Hangings, Reclaimed Wood Art, Appliance Covers, Pot Holders, Placemats .
. Black Leigh Hope Hull AL Handmade Bath and Body Products .
. Black Maxine & Wayne Hope Hull AL Wood Work .
. Bowdoin Kathy Montgomery AL Fashion Magnetics .
. Bowman Tommy & Kaye Greenville AL Handcrafted Cross Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Wire Rings .
. Britt Alma Trenton GA Leather Goods .
. Carr Jessica Headline AL Wall Art, Wood Ornaments .
. Coleman Mark Greenville AL Wooden Puzzles and Wooden Flags .
. Cowart Todd Cartersville GA Cemetary Flowers .
. Crawford Norris Greensboro AL Leather .
. Croley Mary & Sarah Still Greenville AL Art and Original Paintings .
. Davis Mike Brantley AL Pottery .
. Dennis Skeet Coosada AL Beauty Supply - All Natural Beeswax Lotion, Soaps, etc .
. Duran Richard Trussville AL BBQ Seasonings, Sauces, Jerky .
. Floyd Becky Vinemont AL Vintage Dresses for Girls, Western Motif, Upholstered Furniture, Paintings .
. Gamble Tommy Letohatchee AL Wooden Bowls .
. Grant Denise Fort Deposit AL Paintings on Tile and Canvas with Acrylics .
. Griffin Bubba & Wendy Guntersville AL Hand Made Jewelry .
. Hart Toni Prattville AL Unique Dream Catchers, Antler Art .
. Ivey Willie Montgomery AL Wood Crafts .
. James Kal Fort Deposit AL Author of Book- ˆLove Bears All" .
. Johnson Mary Brundidge AL Wood Picture Frames, Flags Behind Old Windows .
. Kelley Julie Jasper AL Candles, Waxmelts .
. Langley Clint Opelika AL Hand Made Knives .
. Lightsey J S Marion Junction AL Woodwork, Birdhouses, Feeders, Music Boxes .
. Lomax Martha Saraland AL Bowl Koozies .
. Lowery Amber Greenville AL Tumblers, Door Hangers, Key Chains .
. Lowery Mildred Delhi LA Weaving, Rugs, Shawls, Soap, Lotion .
. Owens Jordan Georgiana AL Leather Jewelry .
. Rathel Derek Pensacola FL Grapevine Florals .
. Royals Vincent Montgomery AL Shaved Ice .
. Rushton Denise Valley Grande AL Homemade Jams and Jellies .
. Salter Pat Evergreen AL Floral Wreaths .
. Sarblah Carolyn Greenville AL Kids Inflatables .
. Shepard Andi Opp AL Oil Paintings, Cards .
. Shumate Bill & Lee Tallulah LA Soup, Dip, Muffin Mix .
. Smith Jeff Alexander City AL Cutting Boards and Wooden Utensils .
. Snellgrove Brad Prattville AL Bird Hoses and Painted Glass .
. Sprayberry Tiffany Ashland AL Cheese Straws .
. Thompson David Danville AL Ironwork .
. Thornton Pamela Titus AL Resin Jewelry, Inclusions w/Crystals .
. Thrash Rex Troy AL Wood - Bird Houses, Feeders, Walking Sticks .
. Turner Tammi Grady AL Goat Milk Soaps, Lotions, Bath Bombs, Lip Balms .
. Waldrop Jim Clanton AL Unique Silverware Jewelry .
. Walker Theresa Westville FL Sewn and Embroidered Gifts , Home Decor .
. Weaver Randy Montgomery AL Leather Works - Special new Items added this year .
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