Dates for 2023 are March 17, 18 and 19

Our Platinum Festival was a wonderful event and we thank everybody who made it a success. Preparations for next year will begin soon. The artist application process will start in July, 2022.

2022 Award Winners

The top 3 winners are: Best of Show - Tim Peters, Pottery/Ceramics, Foundation Award - Anne Schroeder, Painting Chairman Award, Victor Edwards, Functional Crafts

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70th Festival theme

Arts and Crafts 2022 was a fantastic festival thanks to our incredible sponsors, our City of Fairhope employees, the phenomenal volunteers and the Downtown Merchants who showed Southern Hospitality through the Adopt An Artist program.

The festival was very fortunate to have Jo Patton as the featured artist for 2022. As a Fairhope icon she was the perfect choice for the Platinum Jubilee and we have heard from hundreds of people who agreed with that!

I also want to thank the local artists who participated in the Student Art Mural contest through their school. The artworks have been placed in locations around the Eastern Shore for everyone to see.

It has been a pleasure to be the Chair of the Festival of 2022. I feel truly blessed by the many people I have worked with over the last year and their dedication to making the festival a huge success.

Thank you all sincerely❤️,
Vicky Cook

Student Art Murals

Check out the murals and their story

70 years!

A glimpse into the past
2022 Gold and Silver sponsor logos

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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2022 Magazine Cover

Coverage for the 70th Annual Festival


Find out what the Festival means to Festival Chair Vicky Cook, read stories from volunteers that make this event happen, hear from beneficiaries how the Festival Foundation impacts the community, discover the story behind the student mural art competition, and other stories in our online version of the 2022 Festival Magazine.


Watch the interview with Festival Chairs Vicky Cook and Stephen Roberts on FOX10 News for a quick overview and useful tips.

WKRG News 5 in downtown Fairhope on Thursday night highlighting how a 70-year tradition brings fans to the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival


Check out the articles from, Southern Living, Mobile Magazine, Sunshine Artist, and Fairhope Living in our news section covering one of the oldest Festivals in the country and featured artist Jo Patton.

Shout Out!

We want to give a shout out to  the following contributors - PNC Bank & Wells Fargo as supportive neighbors for our food vendors. Southern Veranda for the beautiful flowers that signaled our intersections and highlighted our directional signs. Stephen Savage from Stephen Savage Photography for his great photos we're allowed to use in our publications and on the website.