Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers COLLAGE

It takes a lot of work to put together a festival like the Fairhope Arts and Crafts festival. Especially during the festival a large number of volunteers are needed to make sure artists and visitors have the best experience. Each and every volunteer becomes an ambassador for the Festival and for Fairhope.

But it is also a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. Check out some of the volunteer opportunities below.


Become a member of the the team and fill out the Volunteer Application form and someone will reach out to you.


Artist Hospitality

The Artist Hospitality volunteers provide participating artists with our Southern Hospitality during the festival.
Volunteers deliver breakfast to artists, take cold drinks to the artists, and booth sit for bathroom or lunch breaks. You can volunteer for two hour shift(s) or the whole day! It’s easy and fun to meet the artists and interact with the visitors to the festival.

You can sign up for a shift using the Artist Hospitality Sign-up Page

Adopt an Artist

The merchants of Fairhope have provided this unique service for Fairhope’s Arts and Crafts Festival by matching artists with local participating businesses which will provide “Southern Hospitality” for this special weekend. Through the Adopt An Artist Program, artists are invited to utilize their adoptive shop for general information, refreshments, rest rooms (when available).

Volunteers are needed in advance of the Festival to sign-up the downtown Merchants.

Artist Breakfast

We offer a complimentary "grab-and-go" breakfast to participating artists at at the Visitor Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Volunteers are needed for setup, pickup of food and to help during the breakfast hours.

You can sign up on the Artist Breakfast Sign-up page,

Artist Dinner

Artist Dinner

The Award's Dinner is Friday night immediately following the close of the Festival at the Fairhope Civic Center. During the Awards dinner the results of the judging will be announced and the awards will be presented.

Face painting

Children's Tent

The Children's Tent provides different Arts and Crafts activities for children. Volunteers assist with the different activities in the Children's Tent.

Merchandise tent

Merchandise Tent

Sell festival merchandise at the merchandise tent. This volunteer job can be fast paced and require multi-tasking but it is a great way to interact with Festival visitors. Volunteers need to be comfortable handling money and credit cards. There 2 shifts each day of the show and help is needed with the setup the Thursday night before the show starts.