51st Annual Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Fair
April 15,16, 2023

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.

2023 Exhibitor Listing

. Last Name First Name City State Craft Web Site .
. Alexander Edna Tuskegee AL Handmade Wooden Door Hangers .
. Andrews Maryann Red Level AL Woodworking, Scroll Saw Art, Kitchen Utensils, Signs, Home Decor, etc .
. Anthony Voncile Montgomery AL Clothing and Accessories for Children .
. Bagley Holly & Mark Doerum GA Hand Painted Patio Pavers, Landscape Timber Solar Lights .
. Barday Louise Leesburg AL Bungy Jump .
. Barfoot Gaye Billingsley AL Metal Home Decor .
. Barnes Harold Red Level AL Honey, Jelly, Dips .
. Bean Nancy Selma AL Aprons, Wall Hangings, Reclaimed Wood Art, Appliance Covers, Pot Holders, Placemats .
. Benefield Terry Heflin AL Wrought Iron Shepherd Hooks, Flag Poles, Bee Traps .
. Black Wayne Hope Hull AL Woodwork .
. Black Leigh Hope Hull AL Handmade Bath & Body Products .
. Bowdoin Kathy Montgomery AL Handcrafted Magnetic Jewelry .
. Britt Alma Trenton GA Leather Goods .
. Brown Rosemary Birminghan AL Habndmade Clothes, Accessories, Hairbows, Headbandsm Crochet Items .
. Burgener Dale & Patti Montgomery AL Wood Crafts, Wood Signs, Glass on Canvas .
. Burlison Deborah Pensacola FL .
. Cardwell Dick Elba AL Wooden Flags .
. Carr Jessica Headland AL Wall Art, Wood Ornaments .
. Coker Macy Andalusia AL Handcrafted Jewelry .
. Cole Brenda Greenville AL Smoked and Infused Seasalts and Homemade Extracts .
. Coleman Mark & Andy Greenville AL Wooden Puzzles and Wooden Flags .
. Crawford Norris Greensboro AL Leather .
. Croley Mary Greenville AL Original Paintings .
. Davis Beverley Prattville AL Repurposed Jewelry, Embroidered Items, Snap Jewelry, Baby Quilts .
. Dennis Skeet Coosada AL Beauty Supply - All Natural Beeswax Lotion, Soaps, etc .
. Dismukes Amanda Wetumpka AL Jewelry .
. Dougherty Karan Harvest AL Wreaths, Aluminum Airplanes .
. Duran Richard Trussville AL BBQ Seasoning, Sauces, Jerky .
. Estrada Laura Temple GA Concrete Statuary .
. Floyd Becky Vinemont AL Vintage Little Girl Dresses, Cowhide Furniture .
. Fuller Jimmy Gilmer TX Metal Art .
. Fuller Debra Millbrook AL Farley Fairies, Fairy Gardens, Creative Cork Key Chains .
. Gamble Tommy Letohatchee AL Wooden Bowls .
. Gann Gerald Odenville AL Handmade Knives and Leather Sheaths .
. Garner Joannie Montgomery AL Published Book - "Wild Joy" .
. Gray Tanya Gadsden AL Laser Engraved Wood, Leather and Acrylic .
. Griffiths Elaine Prattville AL Wood Door Hangers, Porch Leaners, T-Shirts .
. Hayes Sandra Madison AL Bags, Purses, Embroidered Novelties .
. Ivey William Montgomery AL Wooden Flower Planters, Key Holders, Ladders .
. Jagel Geraldine Hartford AL Pet Bandanas, Poop Bags, Pillows, Placemats, Beds, Coats .
. Langley Clint Opelika AL Handmade Knives .
. Lawrence Will Montgomery AL Sublimated Tumblers, Errings, Magnets, Keychains, Ornaments .
. Lay Roger Bessemer AL Paracord Bracelets, Necklaces, Key Chains, Collars, Leashes, Reins .
. Lightsey Joseph Marion Junction AL Woodwork, Bird Houses and Feeders, Music Boxes .
. Little Sonny Greenville AL Air Jumps .
. Lowery Mildred Delpi LA Weaving .
. Masoner Shirley Troy AL Leaners, Door Hangers, Framed Art, Door Tags .
. Maury Karen Cleveland AL Engraving on Sterling Silver Jewelry .
. McDaniel Glenn Montgomery AL Pastel and Graphite Art .
. Miles Sandra Montgomery AL Handmade Chenille and Antiqjue Clotning and Toys .
. Nata Jodie Ramer AL Pet Treats Made From Farm Raised Hens .
. Nichelson Melinda Woodstock GA Hanging Baskets, Windspinners, Birdhouses, Winebottle Windchimes .
. Norris Rebecca Sweetwater AL Wooden Door Hangers, Lanterns, Toys etc; Embroidered Baby Items .
. Owens Melissa Fort Deposit AL Homemade Sugar Cookies & Frozen Treats .
. Patterson Chris Gadsden AL Handcrafted Pottery, Jewelry .
. Patterson Charles Pell City AL Ornamental Iron Humming Birds .
. Pearson C L Pine Hill AL Woodcraft .
. Perkins Christina Mathews AL 3D Laser Cut Door Hangers, Handcrafted Wreaths .
. Proveaux Juanita Greenville AL Aprons, Bibs, Towels, Pillows, Dresses .
. Richardson John Tuskegee AL Custom Carved Signs, Bird Houses, Hand Painted Signs .
. Robinson Betty Randoph MS Miscellaneous Sewing .
. Rogers Christie Niceville FL Decorative Towels, Boutique Wine Glasses, Inculated Cups and Tumblers, Can Koozies .
. Royals Vincent Montgomery AL Shaved Ice .
. Shumate Lee Sondheimer LA Soups, Dips, Cheese All, Cobbler, Muffin & Chicken Salad Mixes .
. Shuttlesworth Terri Bessemer AL Custom Shirts .
. Slagle Heather Montgomery AL Tea Towels, Candy Cones, Candles, Bracelets, Plants, etc .
. Smith Dennise Dozier AL Multi Media, Artwork, Canvas .
. Smith Tim Pensacola FL Homemade Dip, Dessert Mixes, Grilling Rubs, Pepper Jelly, etc .
. Smith Jeffery Alexander City AL Cutting Boards, Wood Utensils .
. Snellgrove Brad Prattville AL Bird Hoses and Painted Glass .
. Sprayberry Tiffany Ashland AL Cheese Straws .
. Stroud Karen Auburn AL Handjmade Infant & Toddler Clothing, Heirloom, Applique, Monogram .
. Taylor William Forest Home AL Pecan Products, Hand Forged Copper Jewelry .
. Thompson David Danville AL Metal Work, Rust Cut-outs .
. Thrash Rex Troy AL Bird Houses, Walking Sticks, Blue Bird Houses, Bee Boxes .
. VanPelt Adana & Samantha Gulf Breeze FL 100% Natural Body Mist, Lotion, Soap, etc .
. Vinsant Jayne Sterrett AL Jewelry, Decorative Hair Embellishments .
. Waldrop Jim Clanton AL Jewelry .
. Weaver Randy Montgomery AL Leather Works - Special new Items added this year .
. Webb Kathleen Navarre FL Painting, Drawing, Epoxy Coasters .
. Wilson Antionette Maplesville AL Kettle Corn .
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