37th Annual Fall Craftsmen’s Fair 2012

If you missed the Craftsmen’s Fair this summer, now’s your chance to catch the Fall fair. The 37th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair begins today and runs through October 28th. The Gatlinburg Convention Center hosts the fair, as top artisans from across the country gather in this hugely popular show, recognized as one of the South’s top events.

image courtesy of Craftsmen’s Fair

We usually see close to 200 booths, representing a grand variety of crafts in all the mediums you can imagine, and some you never thought of, from sculpted leather to glass to oil paint to musical instruments to raku pottery. Juries select the craftspeople as being top in their field, which makes the quality of offerings breathtaking.

One of the signature features of the fair lies in the ongoing demonstrations made by the crafters of their skill, showing us all how it’s done, and making it look easy (until we try it ourselves). Grown-ups are entranced, and children are never bored.

There will be music, of course, with several shows daily, performed this year by Dennis Lee and Band, and Tim Watson. Entertainment is included in the admission cost of $6 adults, children 12 and under get in free. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm daily, 10 am to 5 pm on Sundays. Music shows are 12, 2 and 4 pm daily, 12 and 2 pm on Sundays.

Here’s a tiny taste of Tim Watson to get you fired up for the Fair:

For more information call 865-436-7479
or visit www.craftsmenfair.com

About Carrie Waxler

I've worked for Gatlinburg Falls since March 2011. Lived in TN since 1996. I have now hiked Mt. LeConte three times. I've been on every trail that leads to the top. The last one we hiked up the Boulevard. I have walked my first 2.7 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Only 2176 miles to go. I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail when my children graduate. I also love lake kayaking on Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake. We take our kayaks camping to middle Tennessee as well for river kayaking. I love talking to guests from the places I've visited or lived. Brings back many good memories. I love to be where people are having fun.