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All the Details About Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Do you love to save money while you’re out shopping? Visit the Smoky Mountains on Tax Free Weekend! Tennessee Tax Free Weekend happens every summer and provides the opportunity for you to save a little extra on your items. Here are all the details about Tax Free Weekend?

What is “Tax Free” on Tax Free Weekend?

Keep in mind that not everything you buy will be non-taxable during this weekend. Here are some of the items that will be tax free:

clothes hanging on rack in storeClothing

  • Items priced at less than $100
  • Belts coats, dresses, gloves, hats, jeans, school uniforms, shows, shirts, etc.


  • Items priced at $1,500 or less (includes laptops and tablets)
  • Computers for personal use

School & Art Supplies

  • Items priced at less that $100
  • Backpacks, books, folders, lunch boxes, notepads, etc.

When is Tennessee Tax Free Weekend?

tax free signTennessee Tax Free Weekend is the last Friday in July each year. It begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday.

What is Tennessee’s Sales Tax Rate?

Tennessee has a sales tax rate of 7%. Sevier County has an additional sales tax rate of 2.75%, meaning a total of a 9.75% tax rate. If you visit during Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, you can save big on your favorite Smoky Mountain items.

Tip for Shopping on Tennessee Tax Free Weekend: Prepare for Crowds

people waiting in line at a storeOne thing you can be sure to expect on Tennessee Tax Free Weekend is a crowd. Wherever you go, there are likely to be others hoping to get the same great deals as you. This means longer lines and longer wait times for fitting rooms. We recommend making a list of things you know you need, and knowing your size in any clothes you plan on buying. This will help you find what you want and purchase it faster! If you have kids with you, remember to keep a close eye on them so you don’t get separated in the busy shops.

To try to avoid some of the crowds, visit stores early. There are less likely to be big groups of people shopping right after stores open. If you visit early, you also have a better chance of getting what you’re looking for before it’s sold out!

When you’re in town for Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, stay in one of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals. We have cabins of all sizes to accommodate everyone from couples to large groups. After a busy day out shopping, you’ll love returning to your peaceful cabin in the evening.

Take a look at all our available cabins and book your stay today!