Back by Popular Demand: Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Returns to the Smokies
Artists from all around the country will be flocking to the Great Smoky Mountains this summer to take part in the 39th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. If you’re looking for gorgeous handcrafted works of art, you can’t beat this classic event! Read on to learn everything you need to know.
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Where and When
The 2014 Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will be held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center from July 18 – 27. You’ll find the Convention Center at 234 Historic Nature Trail at traffic light #8.
The fair will run from 10 a.m to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
What to Expect at the Craftsmen’s Fair
The Gatlinburg Convention Center will be filled with 200 booths jam packed with incredible arts and crafts. Renowned artists will be on hand to demonstrate their craft and to answer questions about their work. There is no better place to pick up handmade gifts and souvenirs to take back home! With paintings, stained glass, jewelry, wood carvings, pottery, and more, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love.
This year’s fair will feature a children’s area where your kids can create their own works of art! Any child age 2 or over can participate in these free activities. Instructors will teach your kids how to make their own jewelry, how to paint a birdhouse, and other hands on art projects.
There will be free musical entertainment from singer and comedian Dennis Lee and the world famous “Fiddle Man,” Tim Watson. Shows will be held every day of the Craftsmen’s Fair at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where to Stay
Alpine Chalet Rentals is just minutes away from the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. We are a family owned and operated company dedicated to providing you with the very best Smoky Mountain experience. To start planning your next vacation, visit our Gatlinburg Cabins page or give us a call at 1-800-235-2661.