Volunteer Committee

The all-volunteer effort is the heart of the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. There are so many components to organizing this festival and the 2023 festival volunteers are already hard at work to make all the pieces of the festival fall into place seamlessly.

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Some of the 2023 Committee members

Our committees are led by volunteers that have a passion for what they do. Some committees work all year long while others only work the week of the festival but all are essential and valued.

People from all walks of life and all ages give countless hours to make the annual festival a success and the love for the festival is passed on from generation to generation. We cherish our faithful volunteers that have joined us year after year but we also welcome new volunteers that will help continue the tradition. We all share the love of the arts and crafts that have been part of Fairhope, the Eastern Shore and the surrounding community.

That love and dedication allowed the Fairhope Arts and Crafts to grow from a small local festival into a festival that attracts artists and visitors from all over the nation. It has ranked in the top 25 of all festivals in the nation over the last decade.

2023 Chair and co chair
2023 Festival Chair Stephen Roberts and co-chair Marissa Fleming Thetford

2023 Festival Chair Stephen Roberts and co-chair Marissa Fleming Thetford are proud to work together with this great group of people to organize the 71th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts festival and are looking forward to seeing you at the festival.

Interested in volunteering with the Festival committee? See the some of the volunteer options that are still open below.

Interested? Contact Wendy Soles at 251-408-1814 or email fairhopeartsandcrafts@gmail.com or contact us via the Contact Form on our website.

Volunteer Guidelines- Information & Application

If you wish to join the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Volunteer Team, download the Volunteer form, read through the guidelines and fill out the application. Submission of your volunteer application will serve as your acceptance of the volunteer guidelines.

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Looking for Artist Hospitality Committee Volunteers

The Artist Hospitality Committee is responsible for delivering breakfast to artists, taking cold drinks to the artists, and booth sitting for bathroom or lunch breaks. You can volunteer for two hours shift(s) or the whole day! It’s easy and fun to meet the artists and interact with the visitors to the festival. It’s easy and fun to meet the artists and interact with the visitors to the festival.

You can sign up for one or more shifts for the Artist Hospitality Committee using the link https://www.signupgenius.com/g...

Looking for Merchandise Tent Volunteers

The Sales/Merchandise committee is looking for people that are comfortable handling money, can multi-task and are open to operating an app that reads credit cards. There are 2 shifts a day for each day of the show, an am shift and a pm shift. Help is also needed to setup the Merchandise Tent the Thursday night before the show starts.

Still needed are two people for Saturday morning 9.30am - 1.30pm and one person for Sunday morning 9.30am - 1.30pm

Interested? Email Shannon Gandy at shannonfgandy@gmail.com.