The 2024 Festival dates are March 15, 16 and 17.

Festival hours are
Friday-Sunday 10am to 5pm

2024 Food Vendor Application 2024 Artist Application

Artists can now apply for the 2024 Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival - APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 27

For over seventy years, artists and craftsmen have come to Fairhope, Alabama to celebrate the arts. The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Committee and Festival Foundation, with support from the City of Fairhope, hope you join us for our annual festival where artists are treated to southern hospitality. For more information see our Artist Application page.

ZAPP Application
Utopia at the Bay COLLAGE

Fairhope, Utopia on the Bay

When people talk of Fairhope, they describe it using words such as charming, quaint, tranquil, and so on. Invariably, the direction of the conversation will shift westward to all of the beauty and bounty of the bay.

Even before Fairhope was founded in 1894 people were drawn to the beaches and bluffs of Mobile Bay. Whether it’s an artist seeking inspiration, a couple catching the perfect sunset or a family building sandcastles and memories – we’re all drawn to its waters for our own special reasons.

It’s a constant throughout time. This is where we come together as a community – a gathering place where we can all find our little slice of heaven, our Utopia on the Bay. This the backdrop of the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival.

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2023 Featured Artist Ricky Trione


2023 Festival


2023 Participating Artists


2023 Award Winners

The top 3 winners are: Best of Show - Eric Mort (Glass), Foundation Award - Tim Peters (Pottery/Ceramics), Chairman Award - Lisa Teviaclark (Pottery/Ceramics)

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2023 Student Art Fairhope High School

2023 Student Art Contest Winners selected by Festival artists

The Eastern Shore Middle and High schools participated in this contest creating art inspired by the Festival theme of the year "Utopia by the Bay".

First Place - Fairhope High School
Second Place - Bayside Academy
Third Place - Daphne High School
Honorable Mentions - Fairhope Middle School and Spanish Fort High School

The art murals will hang at the Fairhope Chocolate Shop (403 Fairhope Avenue) for one full year until the next festival.

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2023 Gold and silver sponsor logos

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

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Volunteers COLLAGE

Thank you to all volunteers making the 2023 Festival a success

Many volunteers work to make the festival a success including students from our local schools.

Thanks so much to Fairhope High School, Daphne High School, Robertsdale High School, Bayshore Christian School, and Saint Michael Catholic School students for volunteering this year. We had a lot of fun and we’re able to fulfill all artists needs during the festival!

We owe a special thank you to Jessica and Jennifer Breedlove, the owners of ColouréVous Salon for letting us take over their salon for the weekend. Having a location in the middle of the action was imperative to our success!