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The annual summer Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will be held from July 14th through July 23rd, 2017. This event highlights the culture and history of the Smoky Mountains through music, crafts, and local artwork. This fair is ideal for all ages and the live music throughout the event is sure to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to get out and explore the town of Gatlinburg after visiting the fair. There are many shops, dining places, and entertainment options that will please the entire family.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's FairThe fair is being held in the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The convention center is easy to find in the center of town at traffic light #8. There are several parking lots around the center but the entire town is walkable so you can park nearly anywhere and walk to the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The event opens daily at 10:00 A.M. and closes at 6:00 P.M. every day but Sunday. The hours on Sunday are from 10:00 – 5:00. The price for adult admission to the fair is $7 and children under the age of 12 are free.

During the Craftsman’s Fair, there will be live music that showcases the unique sound of the Smoky Mountains. Visitors can listen to traditional bluegrass, gospel, and even some rock and pop music. All musical shows are family-friendly and offer a great way to introduce the kids to a new genre of music. The music shows are held at 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM daily, with a 12 PM and 2 PM show on Sunday. There will also be a kid’s corner where children can try their hand at making a craft to take home.

Visitors to the Craftsman’s Fair can see over 180 artisans from the area exhibiting their talent. They will be on hand to answer questions about their crafts and to offer information about working and living in the Gatlinburg community. Many unique items will be offered for sale at the fair. You can find locally made jams and jellies, along with other mountain foods. The fair will also display woodworking and carvings, with many artisans demonstrating their skills. Pottery is very popular in the area and you can see beautiful handmade vases, mugs, bowls, and other items. Many artisans from the area make handmade jewelry using stones that are native to the area. All of these items make wonderful gifts to take home to loved ones.

If you’re planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains during July 14th through the 23rd, be sure to take time to check out the Craftsman’s Fair. This event is one of the most popular throughout the area and is family-friendly. If you’re looking for a piece of the Smoky Mountains to take home as a souvenir to remember your wonderful mountain vacation, this is the place to shop. A piece of artwork that showcases the mountain scenery or a handcrafted piece of pottery will look beautiful in your home and will be a constant reminder of your amazing family vacation.

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