Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Connects the Public to Craftspeople

Gatlinburg Craftsman's Fair Connects Public to Craftspeople

One of the Southeast’s most popular events, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, is set to launch tomorrow, and will run until July 17th. This event connects the public with 160+ artisans and craftspeople from all over the US. For only $7 attendees can check out and purchase the wide variety of hand-crafted goods, as well as seeing live demonstrations of the skills of the vendors.

What: The Gatlinburg Craftsman’s Fair Where: Gatlinburg Convention Center, Traffic Light #8 in Gatlinburg When: July 13th – July 17th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sundays) Cost: $7 per attendee per day for adults / children under 12 are free

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair One of the Most Popular Events in the Southeast

The fair is held twice a year, in the summer and fall. 2016’s summer Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the 41st annual fair to be held in Gatlinburg. With this long history of supporting craftsmenship and artisanry, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most well-known events in our region.

You’ll be able to see a wide variety of different crafts and art from around the country when you visit the fair. Some of the crafts that will be represented include wood working, metal art, wire craft, gourds, broom-making, wooden stamps, several different types of jewelry, and so much more. If you’d like to check out the complete list of the vendors from this year, you can see it on the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair website here.

More Than Just A Craftsmen’s Fair

Tim Watson will perform at the 2016 Summer Gatlinburg Craftsman's Fair

Besides the huge selection of handmade crafts and art, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair also offers free music and a free Kids Craft section. The impressive Tim “The Fiddle Man” Watson will be playing country, gospel, and bluegrass shows at the fair every day at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm (only 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Sunday). Kids will really love the Kids Craft section of the fair, hosted by the Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries. There they will be able to make things like birdhouses and painted rocks and have lots of fun with other kids at the fair.

If you love artisan goods, traditional crafts, and hand-crafted art you have to check out the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. Everyone who has ever attended can attest to why it’s one of the most popular shows in the Southeast, and first-time attendants will become annual regulars by the end of the show. You’ll get to connect with skilled artists from all over the country while learning more about the traditional crafts that need to be continued down the generations. Be sure to check out our social accounts tomorrow, as we’ll be there posting videos live from the event; we’d love to hear what you have to say!

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