Celebrate Fall with a Visit to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

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One of the highlights of the fall season in the Smoky Mountains is the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, an event featuring thousands of unique items from the top craft people across the USA! Whether you are looking for a handcrafted souvenir to take home from your vacation or a special gift for a relative or friend, you are sure to find it at this amazing event! Here is everything you need to know about attending the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair:

1. What to Expect

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The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair features more than 180 artists and craftsmen as they arrive from across the country to showcase their handmade products! Each of the participants have been subject to a strict process to ensure the quality of their products, so all items are unique. This is a fantastic opportunity to find copper art, pottery creations, local candy, molded leather and many other wonderful crafts! While strolling through nearly 200 booths, you can chat with each of the artists and watch as they demonstrate their talents. As if that wasn’t enough, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair also features daily music shows that are included with your admission! The event has been recognized as one of the most top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, so come on out to see what the excitement is all about!

2. Location and Ticket Information

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which is located at 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Tickets are available at the door for just $7.00 and children are admitted for free! If you didn’t have time to see everything in one visit, you can purchase next day tickets at the Craftsmen’s Fair office located at the end of aisle 600.

3. Dates and Times

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is held twice each year, once in July and once in October. The fall show is from Thursday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, so there are plenty of days to visit during your vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains! The show is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where to Stay


Stay just minutes from the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair with a vacation at Chalet Village! We have cabins of all sizes for your convenience, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway to 8 bedroom cabins for a large family. We even have a selection of pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg where you can bring your furry companion along for the fun! After browsing all of the craft tables, you can look forward to returning to your cabin for a soak in the hot tub and a comfortable night of rest. While staying with us, you can also enjoy tons of other excellent amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, private deck with mountain views, fireplace and more! Come see for yourself why Chalet Village has been the top choice for Gatlinburg vacations since 1972!

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your fall vacation near the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair! We hope to see you soon at Chalet Village!