52nd Annual Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Fair
April 13,14, 2024

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.

2024 Exhibitor Listing

. Last Name First Name City State Craft Web Site .
. Altman Renee Panama City FL Jewelry: Leather & Natural Stone Jewelry, Pearl Jewelry, Childrens Jewelry, Mens Jewelry, .
. Andrews Maryann Red Level AL Woodworking, Scroll Saw Art, Kitchen Utensils, Signs, Home Decor, etc .
. Anthony Voncile Montgomery AL Clothing and Accessories for Children .
. Barfoot Gaye Billingsley AL Metal Drcor, Fire Pits, Yard Stakes .
. Barnes Harold Red Level AL Honey, Jelly, Dips .
. Benefield Terry Heflin AL Decorative Wrought Iron & Birdhouses .
. Black Wayne Hope Hull AL Woodwork .
. Black Leigh Hope Hull AL Handmade Bath and Body Products .
. Bowdein Kathy Montgomery AL Handcrafted Magnetic Jewelry .
. Britt Alma Trenton GA Leather Goods .
. Brown Robert Prattville AL 3D Printed Items .
. Brown Rosemary Birminghan AL Clothes and Accessories, Hair Bows, Headbands, Crochet Items .
. Cajas Liis Murfreesboro TN Hand Embroidered Skirts, Wool Sweaters, Sun Caps, Leather Bags, Dream Catchers .
. Callaway David Minter AL Wood & Iron Working .
. Carroll Donna Glenwood AL Embroidery / Kitchen Towels .
. Clarke Mckenzie Lowndesboro AL Baked Goods .
. Cole Brenda Greenville AL Smoked and Infused Seasalts and Homemade Extracts .
. Coleman Mark & Andy Greenville AL Wooden Puzzles and Wooden Flags .
. Collins Dana Northport AL Handmade Soaps & Bath Products, Turned Wood Bowls, Bottle Stoppers,etc. .
. Conway Matthew Fort Deposit AL Sweet Tea .
. Crawford Norris Greensboro AL Leather .
. Croley Mary Greenville AL Original Art / Paintings .
. Dimbo Jennifer Vastavia Hills AL Baker .
. Duran Richard Trussville AL BBQ Seasonings, Sauces, Jerky .
. Finney Faye Fort Deposit AL Wooden Flags .
. Fouvo Guy Lilburn GA Mixed Media Wood Speaker Amplifier for Cellphone .
. Fuller Debra Millbrook AL Farley Fairies .
. Gaines Adrienne Montgomery AL Photographic Art .
. Gamble Tommy Letohatchee AL Wooden Bowls .
. Gould Lisa Mobile AL Handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry and Home Decor .
. Gray Tanya Gadsden AL Laser Engraved Wood, Leather and Acrylic .
. Green Gina Birminghan AL Jewelry .
. Greenville Camellia Societh Greenville AL Camellia Plants .
. Griffin Bubba & Wendy Guntersville AL Handmade Jewelry .
. Griffiths Elaine Prattville AL Door Hangers, Porch Leaners .
. Hale Alice Mobile AL Recycled Glass Art, Spackle Art, Painted .
. Haun Bethany Sumiton AL Wooden Solar Lights Handpainted & Cloth Bowl Cozys, etc .
. Ivey Willie Montgomery AL Wooden Flower Planters, Ladders, Key Holders .
. Johnson Karol Forest Home AL Wood Epoxy Serving Boards, Coat Racks, Tables, Crosses, Pens .
. Jones Kelly & Johnny Wetumpka AL Cedar Charcuterie Boards, Cedar Crafts, Wood Crafts .
. Killingsworth Wayne Pike Road AL Porch Swings, Bed Swings, Swing Stands .
. Langley Clint Opelika AL Handmade Knives .
. Lawrence Will Montgomery AL Sublimated Tumblers, Errings, Magnets, Keychains, Ornaments .
. Leach Janice Andalusia AL Wood Burned Art .
. Lee Amanda Wetumpka AL Art Prints Note Cards .
. Lewis Byron Clanton AL Wood Turning .
. Lightsey J S Marion Junction AL Woodwork, Music Boxes, Bird Houses and Feeders .
. Lord Kari Troy AL Handmade, Hand Dyed Clothing .
. Martin Kim Prattville AL Dog Treats, Jelly & Jams ,Homemade Feeders .
. Masoner Shirley Troy AL Leaners, Door Hangers, Framed Art, Door Tags .
. Meelen Sook Madison AL Home Accents .
. Milam Lindsey Prattville AL Crochet .
. Miles Sandra Montgomery AL Handmade Childrens Clothing, Home Decor, Vintage Cjenille Bedspreads & Antique Linens .
. Mills Michael Georgiana AL Wooden Crafts .
. Nata Jodie Ramer AL Pet Treats Made From Farm Raised Hens .
. Neely Madison Saraland AL Pet Treats .
. Nester Bobbie Carbon HILL AL Handcrafted Natural Gemstone Jewelry .
. Norris Rebecca Sweetwater AL Wooden Door Hangers, Lanterns, Toys etc; Embroidered Baby Items .
. Owens Lee Red Level AL Baby Quilts, Embroidered Towels, Caps, lankets, Pot Holder Towels, etc .
. Phifer Deborah Fort Mill SC Soap Making .
. Proveaux Juanita Greenville AL Fabric .
. Salter Pat Evergreen AL Wreaths, Door Hangers, Outside Wood Decor, Porch Leaners .
. Shumate Lee Sondheimer LA Dips, Soups, Cheeseballs, Cobler, Chicken Salad Mixes .
. Skelton Beth Pine Mountain Valley GA Emboidery .
. Smith Stephen & Belinda Monroeville AL Original Artwork, Applications, Woodworking, Blacksmiting, Bladsmith .
. 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 .
. Swanson Connie Montgomery AL Home & Car Fresheners Itc. .
. Taylor William Forest Home AL Pecans, Pecan Treats, Handforged Copper Jewelty .
. Thompson David Danville AL Metal Work .
. Vinsant Jayne Sterrett AL Handcrafted Jewelry & Hair Embellishments .
. Watson Melissa Valley AL Handmade & Repurposed Jewelry .
. Weaver Pam Vestavia AL Candles .
. Webb Kathleen Navarre FL Painting, Drawing, Epoxy Coasters .
. Wilson Antionette Maplesville AL Kettle Corn .
. Wolfe Samantha Dozier AL Laser Engraving & Wood Creations .
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