Once September rolls around in Gatlinburg, it's like a magic wand touches the area with seasonal decorations and fun events that transform it into an autumn wonderland.
Wherever you visit in Gatlinburg, the festiveness of the season will surround you. If you admire quality craftsmanship then you'll want to attend the 38th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair. Immerse yourself into this event that features over 200 booths with some of the most innovative and inspiring pieces from around the nation. While you browse the arts and crafts booths you will be entertained by live country and bluegrass entertainment. Listen to Tim Watson the 'Fiddle Man' and Dennis Lee and Band.
The Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair runs from October 10, 2013 - October 27, 2013 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There is an admission fee of $6.00 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. This event was voted as one of the most popular events in the Southeast. Since the vendors' wares are juried the quality is very high which makes this fair an event you don't want to miss!
Perhaps you'd like to ride the Yellow Line Trolley down to the Arts and Crafts Community to see the diverse group of craftspeople and their wares. This video introduces visitors to the over 100 artisans that work with leather, glass, wood, pottery and other media. You can also see our recent post on the Arts and Crafts Community to get more details. Some visitors report that they liked visiting the Arts and Crafts Community on a rainy day, some liked to spend an afternoon there, and others took an entire day and still didn't see everything. It's a rich experience that provides young and old with rare opportunities to learn about crafting skills that have been passed down through the generations.
The aforementioned fall activities should whet your appetite for more -- and we have lots more fun fall events; there's something for everyone in Gatlinburg in the fall:
- Great Gatlinburg Shark Race
- www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=135">GCOPP Run for the Burg
- Fast Cars N Mason Jars Moonshine Festival
- Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
- Ripley's Fright Nights
- Taste of Autumn
- Veteran's Day
- View all here