UPDATE: The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival will stay open an extra hour on Saturday to make up for closing early on Friday due to weather. The Festival will remain open Saturday until 6 p.m.

Friday (9:40 a.m.): The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival and the Eastern Shore Art Center’s Outdoor Art Show will close early Friday at 1 p.m. due to the weather threat. The decision was made with the advice of the City of Fairhope, the Fairhope Police Department and the National Weather Service.

Guests can still enjoy the morning hours in downtown Fairhope, where “artists and local merchants are eager to greet the crowds,” according to a news release from Festival organizers.

The Festival and the Art Show will resume Saturday and continue Sunday at normal hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival returns for a 71st year from March 17 to 19. The event is completely free and features local artist work and more!

WKRG is the exclusive TV sponsor and News 5 will be broadcasting live from the festival on Friday, March 17. WKRG talent and the Weather Beast will be there Saturday, March 18.


Parking can be tough for this event. There will be a shuttle service taking people to and from the festival. The cost is $5 for a round trip and it will run from 10:30 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., each day.

  • Eastern Shorts Village Shopping Center (Big Lots)
  • Plantation Pointe Shopping Center (Piggly Wiggly)

You can find a full list of participating artists as well. The featured artist is Ricky Trione, a Fairhope native.