Calico Fort set for this weekend

Adams: Charles Adams from Troy has been displaying his stained glass artwork at Calico Fort ever since it started 45 years ago.

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The 46th annual Calico Fort Arts & Crafts Fair will be held this weekend, April 8 and 9, in Fort Deposit.

According to the Calico Fort website, this year’s event will feature several new attractions, including an antique alley, a logging show and a new backdrop for the entertainers.

Of the antique alley, the website states, “The Alley will showcase a select group of real antique dealers with some very outstanding items for sale.”

One of the biggest draws for Calico Fort is always its many vendors and exhibitors.

Returning are some favorites who come each year, including Charles and Mary Adams from Troy.

Charles Adams works with stained glass while Mary Adams makes candy. They have been regular vendors at Calico Fort since its inception.

Coming the greatest distance to participate again this year is Dave Thwing from New Albany, Indiana. Thwing makes wood and PVC piping toys.

Several locals will also be showcasing their work at Calico Fort this year. Those participants include Juanita Proveaux, who makes clothing items; Harold Powell, who sells collectable coins; and Mark Coleman, who does wood work.

The entertainment lineup includes Caleb Luckie, Ashely Jackson, and Adrian Johnson among others. For times of performances, visit the Calico Fort website at calicofort.com.

The gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

To get to Calico Fort from Greenville, take I-65 north to Fort Deposit and follow the signs.

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