Fort Morgan Oyster Fest Arts & Crafts Vendor Information

Fort Morgan Oyster Fest is now accepting applications for the 2023 festival slated February 25.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2023 at midnight

General Vendor Information and Selection Process

Artisans and craftspeople are juried by an independent panel and selected based on the images submitted with their applications. You may upload three images and one booth shot. These must be representative of the works you will display at the Fort Morgan Oyster Fest.

Selection is based on quality and skill in workmanship, original and creative ideas and attractiveness of display. Once a category is full, those with quality works may be accepted to a “wait list.” Do not send samples. They will not be returned or presented during selection.

Vendors of commercially manufactured items, ceramics from commercial molds, mass-produced items, plants, soaps, candles, food items, books, CDs, t-shirts and commercial jewelry are ineligible for the Fort Morgan Oyster Fest. Reproductions, including giclee’s, are allowed to be sold but must be clearly marked.

License and Taxes

The State of Alabama and Baldwin County require each exhibitor and vendor to purchase a transient license. The details are available from the Baldwin County License inspector at 251-990-4627. Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting Alabama State tax and Baldwin County tax as required by law. Tax forms will be provided in the registration packets.

Festival Attendance

Ticket sales will be capped at 5,000 festival guests for 2023.

Applications in the following categories will be accepted for review:


Functional Crafts

Graphics, Drawing & Watercolor


Mixed Media






Application Dates

Applications are open: 12/1/2022

Application deadline: 2/3/2023 at midnight

End of Jury selection process: 2/4/2023

Artist notification date: 2/6/2023

Artist accept invitation and booth purchase deadline: 2/10/2023

Festival Fees

Single booth fee: $100

Double booth fee: $200


Booth space: 12x12

Tent size allowed: 10x10

Electricity is not available. Generators and amplified music are not allowed.

Number of booths available: 50

If a double booth is purchased, you will have two adjoining spaces. Booth space is 12x12 and tent size is 10x10.

Booth instructions will be sent to artists with booth numbers in February 2023.

Registration and Setup

Registration opens Friday, February 24, 2023, at 8 a.m. at The Beach Club Resort & Spa (925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL).

Setup is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on February 24, 2023.

Artists will provide their own tents. More specific information regarding tent setup and unloading will be provided upon acceptance.

Load Out: The Festival ends at 4 p.m. on February 25, 2023. Artist must start packing at 4 p.m., no sooner. The Festival premises must be cleared by 8 p.m. Artists remaining after 8 p.m. will be subject to a fine.

Jury Details

Average number of applications: 100

Average number of artists selected to participate: 50

Average number exempt from jury artists who are invited to participate in the event: 0

Vendors that are excluded/ineligible: Commercially manufactured items, ceramics from commercial molds, mass-produced items, plants, soaps, candles, food items, t-shirts, and commercial jewelry. Reproductions, including giclee’s, are allowed to be sold but must be clearly marked.

How images are viewed by jurors: computer monitor

Within a medium category, applications are sorted and viewed by: Application ID

Jurors score applications using the following scale: 1-10

Number of jurors scoring applications: 5

The show organizers jurors for a single jury panel that scores applications for all medium categories.

Jurors score: From one location

Am I allowed to observe the jury process: No. Jury process is closed.

Vendor Application

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