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Over 200 Artisans Coming to the Smokies for the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

If you’re looking for some handmade Smoky Mountain souvenirs, you can’t do much better than the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair! This annual tradition will bring hundreds of artisans from all over the nation to Gatlinburg for 10 days of demonstrations, music, and fun.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about this can’t miss event.

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When is the Craftsmen’s Fair in Gatlinburg?

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will take place in July. The festivities will be held from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. On Sundays, the fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For this year’s dates, visit the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair website.

Where is the Craftsmen’s Fair?

The Craftsmen’s Fair will be at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, located at 234 Historic Nature Trail near traffic light #8. To get turn by turn directions, check out the map below:

How much does admission cost?

Admission to the fair is $7 for adults. Children ages 12 and under get in for free!

What can I expect at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair?

Guests at the Craftsmen’s Fair will see some of the most accomplished artists and crafters in the Southeast. All of the participants in the fair are approved by a jury of experts, ensuring that only the best of the best are showcased at the festival.

When you come to the fair, you will see all types of artwork, including paintings, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, woodworking, and just about any type of craft you can think of.

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is a one of a kind opportunity to see artisans demonstrate their skills right before your eyes. The craftsmen are always happyChildren doing an art project to answer questions and to tell you more about their handcrafted products for sale.

What sort of entertainment will there be?

The Craftsmen’s Fair will host live musical performances every day at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. This year’s musical guest is The Dennis Lee Band.

The Dennis Lee Band will entertain the crowd with pop country hits, nostalgic favorites, bluegrass foot-stompers and off-the-wall humor.

Will the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair be back in the fall?

It sure will! If you can’t make it to July’s events, don’t worry, because there will be an autumn version of the event in October. Be sure to check back here later in the year for more information about the Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair.

Looking for other great things to do during your vacation? Check out our Gatlinburg Events Calendar for a complete guide to everything going on in the area!

Have you ever been to the Craftsmen’s Fair? Tell us about it in the comments!