Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, July 20-29, 2012

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is renowned as one of the finest crafts fairs in the nation. This year again an enormous community of craftspeople from all over the U.S. will gather in the Gatlinburg Convention Center, July 20th thru July 29th, for the 37th Annual Gatlinburg Summer Craftsmen’s Fair.

All the artisans are juried to ensure the uniqueness and quality of their products. Some of the country’s finest artists and craftsmen in almost 200 different booths will demonstrate their skills and techniques, answer questions, and offer an incredible variety of one-of-a-kind handmade products for sale.

Expect to see work in every medium you can imagine – from wax to leather to canvas and paper, woods and metals, gems and treasure boxes to hold them, guns and knives and musical instruments. The list goes on and on, wonder upon wonder, so give yourself a lot of time during this week to explore them all.

Also featuring live Bluegrass and Country entertainment, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is one of the Southeast’s most popular events, hailed as a show that should not be missed!

Here’s a little taste of the Fair:

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

The Fair is open 10am – 6pm daily, closing at 5pm Sundays.
Admission $6, children 12 and under free.
For more information call (865) 436-7479 and

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About Carrie Waxler

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.

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