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 .
. Alexander Edna Tuskegee AL Clothing & Handbags .
. Andrews Kevin & Mary Ann Red Level AL Woodwork - Turning & Scroll Saw Work .
. Ashworth Debra Gardendale AL Children Clothing, Hairbows, Jewelry & Doll Clothes .
. Atkins Richard Tallassee AL Bladesmithing (Knives), Crosses, Cross Door Knocker .
. Barday Louise Leesburg AL Children Activities - Bungy Jump www.happingsinflatables.com .
. Barnes Harold Red Level AL Canned Goods - Jelly .
. Bayman Duane Brundidge AL Antiques .
. Beazley Chris Montgomery AL Woodcraft Jewelry www.esty.com/shop/kudzuandcotton .
. Benefield Terry Heflin AL Outdoor Art Metal .
. Berdeaux Jim Wetumpka AL Food Sauces www.berdeauxsauces.com .
. 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 .
. Botta Patricia Andalusia AL Fabric Handbags www.bottabags.com .
. Bowdoin Kathy Montgomery AL Handmade Beaded Magnetic Jewelry www.fachionmagnetics.com .
. Bradford Pam Castleberry AL Soy Waxed Candles Bluegoosesoycandles on Facebook .
. Bradley Dott Monroeville AL Plants .
. Briggs Dean Montgomery AL Wood Works .
. Britt Fred & Alma Trenton GA Leather, Leather Crafts .
. Bruins Nancy & Stan Marietta GA www.firevaine.esty.com www.stanbrui .
. Bryars Susie Milton FL Home Sewn Quilts, Blankets, Purses, Kids Clothes .
. Burch William & Deb Fort Mitchell AL Bottle Cap Necklaces & Bottle Cap Pet Scarfs & Signs .
. Cannon Shirley Andalusia AL Ceramics, Alabama or Auburn Flower Pots with Solar Lights, etc .
. Coleman Mark Greenville AL Wood Work www.esty10m/Colemanandsons .
. Cowart Todd Cartersville GA Floral Design .
. Crawford Norris Greensboro AL Handcrafted Leather Items .
. Croley Mary White Greenville AL Paintings, Bookmarks, Note Cards from Original Paintings .
. Croom LaDon Pansey AL Hand Crafted Bird Houses, Signs, Painted Saw Blades .
. Davis Mike Brantley AL Pottery - Wheel Turned & Hand Built, Stonework www.mikedavispottery.com .
. Davis Glenda Birmingham AL Battenburg Lace Jackets, Shirts, Stripped Shorts w/Lace .
. Dennis Skeet Coosada AL Beauty Supply - All Natural Beeswax Lotion, Soaps, etc .
. Dewberry Syliva Greenville AL Photography .
. Dupre Kathy Foley AL Dolls, Quilts, Stuffed Animals, Totes/Bags, Toy Boxes .
. Dylewski Kaite & Brian Waverly AL Jewelry, Tie Dye, Resin Cast Energy Devices www.soullightstars.com .
. Emmett Mariah Fort Payne AL Hand Made Bags, Wallets, Keychains, etc .
. Goodheart Chuck Tallahassee FL Home Made Ice Cream .
. Greene Cecilia Maplesville AL Handmade Children Clothing .
. Gustafson Dennis Brookfield WI Custom Designs Etched, Shaded, Engraved into Handmade Wood Frames .
. Hart Toni Prattville AL Handmade Decorator Art - Antrieer, Horseshoe, Wallaning from Vintage Lace to Antlered Muslin, Camouflage and Driftwood Dream Catchers, Gourds .
. Hill Carl Prattville AL Handcrafted Scroll Saw .
. Jamison Christie Montgomery AL Goat Milk Caramels & Sauce www.thefoxpointfarm.com .
. Jenkins Charlene Fort Worth TX Baby Chair, Harness, Placemat, 2nd Bib .
. Johnston Robin Jamison AL Jewelry & Decor .
. Kelley Julie Jasper AL Jar Candles, Wax Melts, Warmers .
. Kimbrough Diane Troy AL Artist, Pen & Ink - Remembering Willodean .
. Klee Mary-Pat Huntsville AL Unique One Of A Kind Handmade Wreaths www.dixiewreaths.com .
. Kromer Laloni Childersburg AL Jewelry, Cedar Footballs, Cold/Hot Packs, Coolties, Candles, Laser Items www.hematitejewelryandgifts.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 .
. Montgomery Ginger Union Springs AL Wooden Art on Canvas .
. Persinger Mike & Sara Oak Hill AL Woodwork, Knives www.persingerwv.com .
. 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 Banana Bread, Pound Cakes or Tea Cakes .
. Sarblah Carolyn Greenville AL Air JumpzZInflatables www.airjumpz.com .
. Shiffer Antje Montgomery AL Jewelry www.facebook.com/antjeshifferjewelr .
. Shumate Bill & Lee Tallulah LA Soup, Dip & Pie Mixes .
. Smedley Brian Westpoint GA Hand Airbrushed T-Shirts, Car Tags .
. Snellgrove Brad Prattville AL Bird Hoses and Painted Glass .
. Stinson Janice Greenville AL Children Clothing .
. Strickland Lavon Blakely GA Stoneware Pottery .
. Thompson Paul Georgiana AL Custom Knives .
. Thompson David Danville AL Metal .
. Thrash Rex Troy AL Woodwork, Bird Houses, etc .
. Thrower Larry Jemison AL Cedar Benches .
. Thwing Dave New Albany IN Wood & PVC Toys .
. Vaughn, Jr. Derrell L. Montgomery AL Found Objects Folk Art, Intergrating Copper Flowers with Mixed Media .
. Wilhelm Billie & Ken Elkmont AL Photography www.southerntouchphotos.com .
. Wilson Antionette Maplesville AL Kettle Korn .
. Wilson Janet Honoraville AL Barn Art - Hand Painted Various Designs on Wood .
. Witherington Jack Deatsville AL Outdoor Furniture & Toys Facebook: pawpawjackswoodworking .
. Wolbeck Janet Wetumpka AL Jewelry, Bath Spa Products .

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