ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
More than 230 exhibitors from throughout the nation will bring their best works to show and sell at this prestigious juried show. Live entertainment will be going on throughout the three-day event and unique cuisine will be served up in the food court. It all takes place on the streets of beautiful downtown Fairhope, Alabama. Last year the event attracted more than 250,000 visitors to the area. The festival was chosen as one of the top 20 events in the southeast for March by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and it was voted in the top #26 out of 100 Best Predominantly Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2011. The event is also one of the top 20 events selected by the Southeast Tourism Society.
The Jubilee Festival
The juried art show takes place on Main Street (Scenic 98) in Olde Towne Daphne, in front of City Hall and in Centennial Park. There is no admission and the festival will be going on 10 am to 5 pm each day. The Jubilee Festival will feature more than 80 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the region. The Eastern Shore Chamber expects more than 30,000 patrons to attend this year. Those attending will also find a delicious assortment of unique festival foods. Experienced judges will pick best of the best works in the show and artists chosen as top in their category will win cash prizes. Artists are also recognized with the Art Patrons Award. Committee members and resident patrons commit to purchase selection of work from an artist of their choice, and honors them with special ribbons. Kids Art at Jubilee Festival returns to Centennial Park again this year. It is a great opportunity to provide children hands-on experience in learning and exploring their creative side. Kids enjoy such activities as fence painting, creating wooden structures, fish prints, puppet making, and more. As always, the fantastic entertainment on stage at the Jubilee Fest showcases the best acts in the region.