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Everything You Need to Know About the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

One of the most popular events in Gatlinburg is the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, is celebrating its 37th season this year. This event showcases one-of-a kind craftsmanship found only in the Great Smoky Mountain area. You can browse products made by artisans and craftsmen from all over the nation. We’ve put together a helpful guide of everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair.

What is the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair?

clay potThe Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair has 200 booths with unique and one-of-a-kind handmade products. Not only can you browse the products, but you can watch demonstrations from the talented craftsmen! All of the items you’ll find at the booths are handmade and include pottery pieces, molded leather, copper art and more unique items. This Gatlinburg event is great for people of all ages. During the July Fair, there is even a Kid’s Corner that has DIY crafts. Daily music shows are also included with the price of admission. Expect to hear contemporary country, bluegrass and gospel tunes. With so much to see and do at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, you’ll want to plan to spend the whole day there! Admission is $8 for adults, and children 12 and under are free.

Where is it located?

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair takes place in the Gatlinburg Convention Center. It’s located at 234 Historic Nature Trail.

When is the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair?

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is so popular that it’s held twice throughout the year to give everyone a chance to see the artisans’ talent. The Summer Craft Fair happens in mid-July each year, and the Fall Craft Fair in October each year. Here are the 2020 dates for the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fairs:

Summer: July 10–19
Fall: October 8–25

The Summer Fair has over 180 booths, and the Fall Fair has more than 200. Both fairs open at 10 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. daily, with the exception of Sundays when it closes at 5 p.m.

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community

A sign at the entrance of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg.If you can’t visit during the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, plan a visit to the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community any time of year. The community is the largest independent organization of artisans in the country! Along the 8-mile loop road, you can see a diversity of crafts from over 100 artists and craftsmen. There is everything from wood carvings, to stuffed bears, to ceramics. You can even talk with the artists and learn about the history of their craft. There are a number of delicious eateries along the loop as well, such as Split Rail Eats and Morning Mist Cafe.

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is one of the most popular events in the area! Learn more about other popular Gatlinburg events and start planning your visit to the Smoky Mountains.