50th Annual Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Fair
April 9-10, 2022

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.

2022 Exhibitor Listing

. Last Name First Name City State Craft Web Site .
. Andrews Maryann Red Level AL Wood Working, Scroll Saw Art .
. Andrews Allison Eclectic AL Honey, Beeswax Products; Infused Alpaca Products; Jams, Jellies .
. Areilano Susan & Nelson Enterprise AL Soaps, Candles, Shave Soaps, Wax Melts, Body Butters .
. Barday Louise Leesburg AL Bungy Jump .
. Barfoot Gaye Billingsley AL Metal Home Decor .
. Barnes Harold Red Level AL Canned Goods - Jelly - Dips .
. Bean Nancy Selma AL Aprons, Wall Hangings, Reclaimed Wood Art, Appliance Covers, Pot Holders, Placemats .
. Benefield Terry Heflin AL Decorative Wrought Iron, Bird Houses .
. Black Leigh Hope Hull AL Handmade Bath and Body Products .
. Black Maxine & Wayne Hope Hull AL Wood Work .
. Bowdoin Kathy Montgomery AL Fashion Magnetics .
. Britt Alma Trenton GA Leather Goods .
. Cardwell Dick Elba AL Wooden Flags .
. Carr Jessica Headland AL Wall Art, Wood Ornaments .
. Carroll Donna Glenwood AL Embroidery .
. Childs Mike Daphne AL Macrame Wall Hangings, Plant Hangers .
. Coleman Mark Greenville AL Wooden Puzzles and Wooden Flags .
. Cowart Todd Cartersville GA Cemetary Flowers .
. Crawford Norris Greensboro AL Leather .
. Croley Mary Greenville AL Original Artworkm, Paintings, Painted Items .
. Dennis Skeet Coosada AL Beauty Supply - All Natural Beeswax Lotion, Soaps, etc .
. Doss Kanessa Auburn AL Inspirational Wood Crafts & Prayer Journals .
. Duran Richard Trussville AL BBQ Seasonings, Sauces, Jerky .
. Faircloth Glenn & Fay Century FL Pictures in Wood, Woodwork, Wood Vehicles and Wood Chests .
. 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 .
. Green Gina Decatur AL Jewelry, Wire Wrapped Crosses .
. Griffin Bubba & Wendy Guntersville AL Hand Made Jewelry .
. Heath John Tallassee AL Wooden Carvings .
. Ivey Willie Montgomery AL Wood Crafts .
. James Kal Fort Deposit AL Author of Book- ˆLove Bears All" .
. Jarman Casie Alabaster AL Candles & Goat Soaps .
. Jeffcoat Michelle Luverne AL Goat Milk Soaps, Lotions, Bath Bombs .
. Johnson Mary Brundidge AL Wood Picture Frames, Flags Behind Old Windows .
. Kelley Julie Jasper AL Candles, Waxmelts .
. Langley Clint Opelika AL Hand Made Knives .
. Lay Roger Bessemer AL Paracords .
. Lightsey J S Marion Junction AL Woodwork, Birdhouses, Feeders, Music Boxes .
. Lightsey J S Marion Junction AL Candles .
. Lomax Martha Saraland AL Bowl Koozies .
. Lowery Amber Greenville AL Tumblers, Door Hangers, Key Chains .
. Lowry Mildred Delhi LA Handmade Soap, Weaving Rugs, Shawls .
. Miles Sandra Montgomery AL Handmade Chinelle Clothing, Home Decor, Toys, etc .
. Moss Tim Greenville AL Custom handmade farmhouse furniture .
. Nata Jodie Ramer AL Pet Treats Made From Farm Raised Hens .
. Norris Rebecca Sweetwater AL Wooden Door Hangers, Lanterns, Toys etc; Embroidered Baby Items .
. Patterson Chris Rainbow City AL Hand Crafted Pottery, Jewelry .
. Proveaux Juanita Greenville AL Apronsk, Bibs, Books, Casserole Dish Holders, Towels, Bowl Cozy .
. Rathel Derek Pensacola FL Grapevine Florals .
. Reid Steven Headland AL Shaker, Brentwood Boxes, Nesting Boxes, etc .
. Richardson John Tuskegee AL Custom Carved Signs, Bird Houses, Hand Painted Signs .
. Robinson Betty Randoph AL Fabric Sewing .
. Royals Vincent Montgomery AL Shaved Ice .
. Salter Pat Evergreen AL Floral Wreaths, Vinyl, Signs, Shirts .
. Sanders Mike Vance AL Workwork, USA and State Puzzels, Key Chains. On site personalized door hangers. .
. Sarblah Carolyn Greenville AL Kids Inflatables .
. Shepard Andi Opp AL Oil Paintings, Cards,Polymer Clay Errings .
. Shumate Bill & Lee Tallulah LA Soup, Dip, Muffin Mix .
. Slagle Heather Montgomery AL Tea Towels, Bag Tassels, Wristlets, Handmade Gifts, etc .
. Smith Jeffery Alexander City AL Cutting Boards, Wooden Utensils, Wall Art .
. Smith Dennise Dozier AL Mixed Media Artwork on Canvas with Glass and Resin .
. 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 Ironwork .
. Thompson Cindy Millbrook AL Hand Crochet and Sewn Items .
. Thornton Pamela Titus AL Resin Jewelry, Inclusions w/Crystals, Flowers, etc .
. Thrash Rex Troy AL Woodwork .
. Tingle Tim Montevallo AL Wood Carvings & Golf Ball Carving .
. Turner Tammi Grady AL Goat Milk Soaps, Lotions, Bath Bombs, Lip Balms .
. Vahsholtz Charles and Jolene Alamosa CO Personalized Metal Signs .
. VanPelt Adana & Samantha Gulf Breeze FL 100% Natural Body Mist, Lotion, Soap, etc .
. Waldrop Jim Clanton AL Unique Silverware Jewelry .
. Weaver Randy Montgomery AL Leather Works - Special new Items added this year .
. Wilson Antionette Maplesville AL Kettle Corn .
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