47th Annual Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Fair
April 14-15, 2018

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.

2018 Exhibitor Listing

. Last Name First Name City State Craft Web Site .
. Adams Charles & Mary Troy AL Stained Glass & Candy www.charlesadamsglass.com .
. Adams Phillip Fort Deposit AL Wood Work .
. Alexander Edna Tuskegee AL Handmade Wood Products, Religious Signs, Jars, Flags .
. Alexander Carrie Moody AL Soap, Bath Bombs, Sugar Scrub, Beard Oil, Lotion .
. Andrews Kevin & Mary Ann Red Level AL Woodwork - Turning & Scroll Saw Work .
. Atkins Richard Tallassee AL Bladesmithing (Knives), Crosses, Cross Door Knocker .
. Barday Louise Leesbury AL Bungy Jump .
. Barfoot Gaye, Felicia Swanner Billingsley AL Metal Home Decor, Firepits, Metal Signs .
. Barnes Harold Red Level AL Canned Goods - Jelly .
. Bayman Duane Brundidge AL Antiques .
. Beaird Pam Pike Road AL Southern Gourmet Food .
. Bein Deborah Pell City AL LED Lights, Windchimes, Bird Feeders, Barefoot Sandals, Boot Bracelets www.facebook.com/costallghts.creati .
. Benefield Terry Heflin AL Outdoor Art Metal .
. Berdeaux Jim Wetumpka AL Sauces and Seasonings .
. Black Wayne & Maxine Hope Hull AL Wood Work .
. Black Leigh Hope Hull AL Handmade Soaps and Body Products www.thelavenderpig.com .
. Boatwright Tom Peterman AL Pork Skins - Homemade Cooking .
. Bowdoin Kathy Montgomery AL Handmade Beaded Magnetic Jewelry www.fachionmagnetics.com .
. Bowman Tommy & Kaye Greenville AL Handcrafted Jewelry, Woodwork, Handpainted Signs, Wood Gameboards tkbowman@centurytel.net .
. Boyd Rachel Chapman AL Artist .
. Bradford Pam Castleberry AL Soy Waxed Candles Bluegoosesoycandles on Facebook .
. Bradley Dott Monroeville AL Plants .
. Britt Fred & Alma Trenton GA Leather, Leather Crafts .
. Brown Cathy Grady AL Candles, Spa Items .
. Bucak Brittney Montgomery AL Freshwater Pearls and Leather Jewelry .
. Burch William & Deb Fort Mitchell AL Bottle Cap Necklaces & Bottle Cap Pet Scarfs & Signs .
. Coleman Mark Greenville AL Wood Work www.esty10m/Colemanandsons .
. Cowart Todd Cartersville GA Cemetary Design .
. Crawford Norris Greensboro AL Handcrafted Leather Items .
. Crist Ruth Huey Town AL Wooden Crosses and Wreaths .
. Croley Mary White Greenville AL Paintings, Note Cards .
. Davis Mike Brantley AL Pottery - Wheel Turned & Hand Built, Stonework www.mikedavispottery.com .
. Dennis Skeet Coosada AL Beauty Supply - All Natural Beeswax Lotion, Soaps, etc .
. Dewberry Sylvia Greenville AL Photography .
. Drivas Nicholas Troy AL Metal Art, Plasma Work .
. Dubose Donna Andalusia AL Vintage Wreaths, Distressed Windows, Old Tin Decor .
. Duren Richard Trussville AL Family Recipe BBQ Seasonings, Sauces, Beef Jerky, Gift Sets www.perfectbitebbq.com .
. Dylewski Kaite & Brian Waverly AL Jewelry, Tie Dye, Resin Cast Energy Devices www.soullightstars.com .
. Emmett Mariah Fort Payne AL Repurposed Items .
. Ensley Richard Weaver AL Soy Candles .
. Foster Deborah Prattville AL Wine Bottle Crafts, Fused Glass, Mosaics .
. Gamble Tommy Letohatchee AL Wood Bowls .
. Greene Cecilia Maplesville AL Handmade Children Clothing .
. Guffey Hollie Steele AL Potato Candy, Sweets, etc .
. Gunter Melissa Fort Deposit AL Woodwork, Hair Bows, Hairbow Holders, Crochet Blankets .
. Hall Nikki Troy AL Home Decor made with Recycled Wood, Flowers and other materials, Jewelry .
. Hart Toni Prattville AL Handmade Decorator Art - Antrieer, Horseshoe, Wallaning from Vintage Lace to Antlered Muslin, Camouflage and Driftwood Dream Catchers, Gourds .
. Hester Sherry Millbrook AL Jewelry .
. Hill Carl Prattville AL Handcrafted Scroll Saw .
. Ivey Willie Montgomery AL Woodcrafted Hanging & Sitting Flower Planters .
. Jamison Christie Montgomery AL Goat Milk Caramels & Sauce www.thefoxpointfarm.com .
. Jenkins Charlene Fort Worth TX Baby Chair Harness, Placemats .
. Johnston Robin Jamison AL Jewelry & Decor .
. Kelley Julie Jasper AL Jar Candles, Wax Melts, Warmers .
. Kromer Laloni Childersburg AL Jewelry, Cedar Footballs, Cold/Hot Packs, Coolties, Candles, Laser Items www.hematitejewelryandgifts.com .
. Kynard Steve & Janet Titus AL Tree Faces www.alabamatreefaces.com .
. Ledbetter James & Tracy Opelika AL Jewelry .
. Lightsey J. S. Marion Junction AL Bird Houses .
. Maxwell Ricky Montgomery AL Wood Bowls, Turned Boxes, Cutting Boards, Wood Spoons .
. McElvaine Chris Tallassee AL Pottery www.fleahoppottery.com .
. Mitchell Callie Elmore AL Pattern Stitched Pillows .
. Mize Elizabeth Northport AL Etched Glassware .
. Nickelon Melinda & Elgin Vance AL Glass Chimes, Bird Feeders .
. Oliver Frank Montgomery AL Wooden Toys & Furniture .
. Porter Turner Eclectic AL Wooden Bowls, Cutting Boards, Trays, Scroll Saw Art .
. Powell Harold Greenville AL Coins .
. Proveaux Juanita Greenville AL Textiles, Placemats, Pillows, Towels, Quillows, Bibs, Bags, Baby Blankets .
. Rathel Derek Pensacola FL Grapevine Florals .
. Richardson John Tuskegee AL Wood Custom Carved Signs, Bird Houses, Benches .
. Royals Vincent Montgomery AL Italian Water Ice .
. Russell Heather Pike Road AL Hand Painted and Sewn Canvas & Burlap Doorhangers and Ornaments .
. Russell Tiffany Alex City AL Paper Craft, Sweets .
. Sanders Mike Vance AL Woodwork, Puzzles, etc .
. Sarblah Carlyn Greenville AL Air Jump .
. Shiffer Antje Montgomery AL Jewelry www.facebook.com/antjeshifferjewelr .
. Shirley Sheila Pinckard AL Jewelry and Crafts made from Vintage Flatware and other Kitchen Items www.alabamatreefaces.com .
. Shumate Bill & Lee Tallulah LA Soup, Dip & Pie Mixes .
. Smedley Brian West Point GA Airbrush Signs .
. Snellgrove Brad Prattville AL Bird Hoses and Painted Glass .
. Sprayberry Tiffany Ashland AL Cheesestraws .
. Stinson Janice Greenville AL Children Clothing .
. Strickland Lavon Blakely GA Stoneware Pottery .
. Swann Billy and Sandy Jasper AL Hand Turned Pens, Razors, Rings, etc. .
. Thompson Paul Georgiana AL Knives .
. Thompson David Danville AL Metal .
. Thrash Rex Troy AL Woodwork, Birdhouses .
. Thwing Dave New Albany IN Wood & PVC Toys .
. Tillery Allen & Sarah Greenville AL Farmhouse Furniture and Accesories .
. Tingle Tim Montevallo AL Carved Golf Balls, Cedar Carvings, Walking Sticks .
. Waldrop Jim and Carol Clanton AL Unique Jewelry and Windchimes made from Vintage Silverware www.rtcustomknives.com .
. Waltens Carmen Sarasota FL Air-brush Tattoos, Air-brush Face Painting, Bicycle Spoke Bracelets .
. Wilson Antionette Maplesville AL Kettle Korn .
. Wolbeck Janet Wetumpka AL Jewelry, Bath Spa Products .

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