Annual Summer Craft Show

Crafts Fair in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair | July 13-22, 2018 | Celebrating 43 Years!

Gatlinburg Crafts Fair

In the early 1930’s, Gatlinburg, TN, became famous when visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park began bringing home quality mountain crafts as unique gifts to their friends and family. Not much has changed since then, thank goodness! People around the world still appreciate handcrafted work and unique ideas. If you are one of them, then you do not want to miss the arts, crafts, and musical entertainment at the 43rd Annual Summer Craftsmen’s Fair from July 13-22, 2018.

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the southeastern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society. Why? Because along with selling their blue-ribbon work, the artists in over 200 booths also demonstrate their special talents and skills while you watch; it’s always fascinating to see “how it’s done!”

Gatlinburg Craft Shows

43 Years of Traditional Craft Artistry

“Oh, I’ve seen a lot of craft fairs before,” you say, “why should I go to this one?” Well, beside the vast variety of handmade – not manufactured – items available, it’s important to know the fair promoters take great pride in the quality level presented so each exhibitor’s work has been juried for skill assessment and first-rate crafting. You will not only find many familiar mountain crafts such as candles, quilts, jewelry, and baskets, but also exceptional wares like fully functional folk pottery reminiscent of the 1800’s, stained glass windows, doors, kaleidoscopes, and angels, and oil paintings of wildlife and sweeping landscapes. “But, wait! There’s more!” as they say. Also available will be sculptured leather, hand-tooled leather belts, hand painted feathers and leaves, chainsaw carvings, and silversmiths. Truly a comprehensive and wide range of traditional crafts and art.

Included in the admission cost is first rate country, gospel and bluegrass entertainment performances.   The Summer Craftsmen’s Fair will be open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Admission price is $7; children 12 & under are free.   If you don’t have time to see everything on your first visit, “next day tickets” are available at the end of aisle #600.

Save the Date! Fall Craftsmen’s Fair is October 4-21, 2018

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