Monday, December 30, 2013

RING IN 2014 IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS!

When you think of Gatlinburg perhaps you think of the serenity of the mountains or relaxing on the front porch of you mountain cabin. But on New Year's Eve Gatlinburg explodes with music, parties, fireworks and the ball drop from the top of the Space Needle.
Celebrate New Years in Gatlinburg, TN
Fireworks at the Space Needle!

Country Tonite Christmas show But if partying with tens of thousands of people is not your idea of New Year's fun, there is a lot to do in Pigeon Forge.

The Country Tonite Theatre has a big New Year's Eve event following their show, with music, party favors and a balloon drop!




Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas ShowThe Smoky Mountain Opry starts their celebration at 9pm and continues until 1am, beginning with the Opry show featuring singers, dancers, aerialists, ice skaters, lasers, pyrotechnics and exotic animals. Following the show is a meet and greet with the cast party favors, heavy hors d' oeuvres and desserts, dancing to a live band, a big screen broadcast of the ball drop in New York City, and the countdown to midnight. Whew, what a way to bring in the new year!


Smith Family Dinner Show Pigeon Forge
The Smith Family Dinner Show begins the evening at 8pm with
dinner, followed by the show featuring oldies and gospel music, impersonations and comedy. Following the show you will get party favors and will ring in the new year with the Smith Family.
The Comedy Barn Theater Christmas Show
The Comedy Barn Theater will continue the "Funniest Christmas Show in the Smokies" which features a balloon drop at the end of the show.





Hatfield & McCoy Christmas DisasterAt the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud they are putting the FUN in DysFUNctional with their holiday singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy in the Christmas Disaster Dinner Show.




Of course you can come to the Smokies and relax, but on New Year's Eve it is time to rock-in the new year with music, entertainment, dancing, food and fun in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

For additional information about things to see, do and eat in the Smoky Mountains, click here:  www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS!

Those of us who live in the cities of the Great Smoky Mountains - Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Kodak, Townsend and Cherokee, NC - are doubly blessed during this winter holidays.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park in WinterFirst, we live by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in the United States, and it is one of the only Parks that has no admission fee! We get to see the beauty of the mountains every day and the special effects that Mother Nature applies to us - especially the snow that majestically covers the upper regions of the mountains normally from Thanksgiving through February each year.
The majestic snow covered Smokies!
The majestic snow covered Smokies!
Second, the area is blessed to be a tourist destination so we have wonderful attractions, theaters and live shows, tremendous shopping and fabulous dining opportunities. All of these are at our fingertips.

This time of year visitors flock to the Smokies to see the beauty of the mountains and to shop for Christmas. And boy do they have options for shopping! You can outlet shop in one of the countries finest locations, Tanger Outlets in Sevierville, featuring over 100 stores for apparel for adults and children, footwear, jewelry and accessories, housewares and home furnishings and many specialty stores.

In addition to the dozens of unique and specialty stores in the area, we are also blessed with the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, and 8-mile loop of over 100 artisan and craft stores. Many of the artists are making the products in their stores and you can find out the story behind the creation directly from the crafts person who designed and made the piece itself.

The beautiful Old Mill in snow - Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill during a snow storm
When you get hungry, the Tennessee Smokies offers a wide variety of top-quality chain restaurants, but also many unique and one-of-a-kind eateries like the Old Mill. An historic mill and shopping district with two restaurants - the southern style home cooking of the Old Mill, and the Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grill, where they are baking the bread and desserts in the kitchen while you are dining. Many restaurants like Corky's Ribs & BBQ, T.G.I. Friday's and Geno's Pizza are open Christmas Day.

Winterfest lights in Gatlinburg, TN
Winterfest lights brighten-up the streets
Smoky Mountain Winterfest - Gatlinburg, TNWinterfest in the Smokies offers activities in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville through February, including Wilderness Wildlife Week, Saddle Up!, Gatlinburg's Winter Magic, Christmas Lights, Trolley Tours of the Light Displays, Hay Wagon rides, and millions of lights and displays at Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas. 

For nighttime fun you an catch a Pigeon Forge Christmas Show at Smoky Mountain Opry, Country Tonite, Hatfield & McCoy's, the Lumberjack Feud, the Blackwood's and Terry Evanswood's The Magic of Christmas.

Find your magic during the winter holidays with us in the Great Smoky Mountains. And from all of us at Best Read Guide we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HIT THE RIGHT NOTES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN GUITARS


Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TN

 Whether you are shopping for the right gift for the musician on your list, you want to hear great Bluegrass music, or you need to accessorize your stringed instruments, the right place to go is Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Collins, Altman, Bishline & Merdith are just a few of the brands at Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TN

For the holidays Dan and the boys at Smoky Mountain Guitars can set you up with great gifts from picks, straps, strings and T-shirts, to the finest hand-made guitars, banjos and mandolins in the world.

The Bluegrass Opry Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TNBut before we go through a list of goodies, you need to call now to book your tickets for the Grascals, one of the finest bluegrass groups in the country. They will do one show on December 7th at 7:30pm, on the Bluegrass Opry Stage at Smoky Mountain Guitars. Call 865-429-1156 to buy tickets. They will not be available online or anywhere else. CALL NOW!

Okay, back to the good stuff for the musician on your Christmas list. Let’s start with accessories because musicians always need to replace or upgrade something.
Buy strings for your guitar in Pigeon Forge, TNThe coolest new accessory is a Cooperstand, a folding guitar stand that fits into your guitar case up under the guitar neck.
Don't forget your pick Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TN
 Every player needs strings and longevity strings last longer than regular strings – which makes them a better buy than cheaper strings. Smoky Mountain Guitars sells D-Addario and Cleartone, which are both phosphor bronze-wound strings.
Then get a Fossil Mammoth Ivory pick or a V-pick. Ivory picks pull the truest quality tones from the stringed instrument, and they have the Smoky Mountain Guitars logo on it which also makes a great souvenir!
 Cool straps make a great gift especially when they are handmade and Smoky Mountain Guitars offers two fantastic choices. The Longhollow cowhide strap is handmade in Franklin, Tennessee (another great souvenir opportunity), and Lakota Straps are handmade on the Lakota Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The guitar straps are made from Buffalo skin, and the banjo straps are made from Elk skin.

Banjo's for sale Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TNNow let’s talk about guitars, banjos and mandolins. Smoky Mountain Guitars carries only the finest hand-made acoustic stringed instruments. They are the exclusive worldwide dealer for Altman Guitars and Altman Mandolins; they are the only Tennessee dealer for Boucher handmade guitars; and their custom Nechville Banjos are built to Smoky Mountain Guitars specs, which means they are traditional style mahogany or maple model banjos.
Mandolin's for sale - Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TN
Additionally Smoky Mountain Guitars carries high-end, handmade, industry leaders like Collings and Bourgeois Guitars, Grundy Banjos and Copperhead Mandolins, plus Vintage Martin and Gibson Guitars and many used instruments as well.

If you are not a musician or you want to improve your skills, Smoky Mountain Guitars carries a complete stock of instructional DVD’s from beginner to advanced. And, no matter what you buy, make sure you get a Smoky Mountain T-shirt that will make you a lot happier and improve your playing. (You do not have to be a musician to wear and enjoy the benefits of these T-shirts.)

Smoky Mountain Guitars is located at 2520 Sand Pike Boulevard in Pigeon Forge. Turn at Stoplight # 3 – which is Wears Valley Road – and go to the second street and take a right onto Sand Pike Boulevard. They are on the right. Contact them at 865-429-1156 or online at www.smokymountainguitars.com.

Friday, November 15, 2013

CHRISTMAS SHOWS CELEBRATE THE SEASON IN THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES!

The Tennessee Smokies is a great place to spend the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. All of the cities decorate for the season and light up the streets and stores with Christmas lights and animated displays. There are Trolley Tours, Hayrides, Parades and special events, but one of the most delightful and enjoyable things to do are going to the live Christmas programs produced by the theaters in Pigeon Forge. Country Tonite, Smoky Mountain Opry, Hatfield & McCoy, Comedy Barn, Lumberjack Feud, The Blackwoods, Terry Evanswood, America's Hit Parade and Soul of Motown all do Christmas shows.

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry
 Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry features the area’s largest living nativity, plus Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, flying sugar plum fairies, soaring angels, dancing elves and enchanted reindeer.
You can start your day at the Blackwoods Morning Christmas Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry. The  Blackwoods will perform the holiday’s best and most inspiring hymns and gospel music.



The magic of Christmas abounds at Country Tonite with Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and toys that come alive with the magical song, “Where are you Christmas”.


The Grand Majestic Theater Christmas  Show
The Grand Majestic Theater presents two shows - The America's Hit Parade ~Tis the Season Show, with Christmas hits through the Decades - and The Soul of Motown show with some of Motown's greatest holiday songs.

The area also offers some very non-traditional Christmas programs that are must-see entertainment.




Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Pigeon Forge ShowJingle Bells, Shotgun Shells and plenty of food, fun, singing and dancing and holiday mayhem is offered at the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner & Show.

The Comedy Barn® offers Christmas music, Christmas costumes, and Christmas acts - all in their own special comedic way.
Lumberjack Feud Christmas Story
The Lumberjack Feud presents A Smoky Mountain Christmas Story with Elfer, Santa, high flying Timberdogs and those highly skilled Lumberjacks competing to provide the Christmas tree for the North Pole. 
Terry Evanswood makes the magic of Christmas even more magical with comedy, music and grand scale illusions.

Whichever live shows you choose to see, you will enjoy yourself. If you can, take your family to several of these musical, funny and heartwarming live shows featuring talented singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and musicians, and leave with holiday memories that will remind you of the holiday fun that you had in Pigeon Forge.

For more information on these shows and other things to do in the Tennessee Smokies go to www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WINTERFEST LIGHTS UP THE SMOKIES!


The county-wide Winterfest celebration of the joy, the fun and the splendor of winter in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee has begun. The three cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville throw the switches that kick-off the season on November 12 and 13. Lighting ceremonies with celebrities like Rocky Bleier and Santa Claus help to start the fun that includes Parades, Chili Cook-offs and fireworks. The Christmas lights and displays make our Smoky Mountains shine even brighter as millions of holiday lights shine, dazzle, flicker, delight and brighten up the streets, stores, restaurants theaters and attractions of the entire area. Winterfest continues through the last week in February.

This is the 24th Annual Winterfest Kick-off for the City of Pigeon Forge, which will begin with the Annual Salute to Veterans Parade, followed by the key note speaker Rocky Bleier, former Pittsburgh Steeler and Vietnam Veteran. Pigeon Forge hosts the Trolley Tour of Lights through the end of January; the 14th Annual Saddle Up! event February 19-23, 2014; and the 24th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week, held from January 25 through February 1 2014. This year the event will be held in the new LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. And Dollywood boasts displays with over 5 million lights in displays around the park.

Gatlinburg is also packed with Winterfest events. Their Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights runs through January, the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show runs November 26 through December 1, 2013, and the characters from Winter Magic Tunes & Tales entertain from November 29 through December 21, 2013. Other events include the Nutcracker "Sweet", the Festival of Trees, the Fantasy of Lights Parade, Christmas on Ice at Ober Gatlinburg, and the New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show.

There is plenty to see and do in Sevierville whose lights are 100% LED and you can purchase a pair of 3D glasses at the Welcome Center to turn every point of light into a snowflake! You can enjoy Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium where thousands of light dance to music in a drive-through experience; you can watch Sevierville's 50th Annual Christmas Parade where Santa is the Grand Marshall, and you can run or walk in the Santa Hustle Half-Marathon and 5K Run at Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort.






Winterfest gives visitors over 15 million reason to come to the Smokies in the winter. In addition to Winterfest lights you can snuggle-up in front of a fireplace in a mountainside cabin; see first-class live entertainment in the area theaters - many of which do special Christmas shows; do your holiday shopping at the outlet malls and unique shops and arts and crafts areas; enjoy great food and have fun in the dozens of attractions and museums; play outdoors on the ziplines, stables and rides, or spend time at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For more details visit the Local Events tab on the left side of Best Read Guide home page: http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ .

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE...WITH THE COLORS OF FALL!!

Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains were ablaze with the beautiful colors of all on the first weekend of November, 2013. Mother Nature painted her leaves with Crayola Crayon colors like cherry and burgundy reds, school bus yellows, pumpkin-colored oranges, rain forest greens and even rich, cordovan-colored browns.

Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Foothills Parkway between Highway 32 and Interstate 40 just outside of Cosby, Tennessee, was a perfect place to view the colors on Saturday. The day dawned bright and the temperature was cool and crisp, ideal for a long-sleeved shirt or light jacket. There are several pull-overs which not only offer great places to stop and admire and photograph the trees and leaves, but also to view the Smoky Mountains that surround peaceful looking valleys.


Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains
Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains


Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains











A solitary white house in the valley was barely visible as it was surrounded by a swirling mix of colors as if a giant artist had mixed together all of the colors on his palette and drawn his brush back and forth across the tops of the trees.

Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains
But enough for the words. Enjoy the pictures and if you want more information on places to go and things to do in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains go to the Best Read Guide website:
www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com.



Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains




Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SMOKY MOUNTAIN WINTERFEST - PIGEON FORGE, GATLINBURG AND SEVIERVILLE LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS!



Toy Soldiers at Smoky Mountain Winterfest - Pigeon Forge lights
 Winterfest is a county-wide celebration of the joy, the fun and the splendor of winter in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The three cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville kick-off the season the second week of November with Parades, Chili Cook-offs and lighting ceremonies with visiting celebrities. Each city throws the switch on their Christmas lights with their own lighting ceremony and it is the lights and displays that makes our Smoky Mountains shine even brighter as millions of holiday lights shine, dazzle, flicker, delight and brighten up the streets, stores, restaurants theaters and attractions of the entire area. Winterfest continues through the last week in February.
Smoky Mountain Winterfest - Pigeon Forge lights
This is the 24th Annual Winterfest Kick-off for the City of Pigeon Forge, which will begin with the Annual Salute to Veterans Parade, followed by the key note speaker Rocky Bleier, former Pittsburgh Steeler and Vietnam Veteran. Pigeon Forge hosts the Trolley Tour of Lights through the end of January; the 14th Annual Saddle Up! event February 19-23, 2014; and the 24th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week, held from January 25 through February 1 2014. This year the event will be held in the new LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. And Dollywood boasts displays with over 5 million lights in displays around the park.

Smoky Mountain Winterfest - Gatlinburg Christmas lightsGatlinburg is also packed with Winterfest events. Their Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights runs through January, the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show runs November 26 through December 1, 2013, and the characters from Winter Magic Tunes & Tales entertain from November 29 through December 21, 2013. Other events include the Nutcracker "Sweet", the Festival of Trees, the Fantasy of Lights Parade, Christmas on Ice at Ober Gatlinburg, and the New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show.

There is plenty to see and do in Sevierville whose lights are 100% LED and you can purchase a pair of 3D glasses at the Welcome Center to turn every point of light into a snowflake! You can enjoy Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium where thousands of light dance to music in a drive-through experience; you can watch Sevierville's 50th Annual Christmas Parade where Santa is the Grand Marshall, and you can run or walk in the Santa Hustle Half-Marathon and 5K Run at Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort.
Smoky Mountain Winterfest - Pigeon Forge Christmas lights

Winterfest gives visitors over 15 million reason to come to the Smokies in the winter. In addition to Winterfest lights you can snuggle-up in front of a fireplace in a mountainside cabin; see first-class live entertainment in the area theaters - many of which do special Christmas shows; do your holiday shopping at the outlet malls and unique shops and arts and crafts areas; enjoy great food and have fun in the dozens of attractions and museums; play outdoors on the ziplines, stables and rides, or spend time at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For more details visit the Local Events tab on the left side of Best Read Guide home page: http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ .

Monday, October 21, 2013

SANTA'S LAND - A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILY FUN!

Santa's Land opened their doors in 1967 in Cherokee, North Carolina, and they have been putting smiles and children's and adults faces ever since. It has always been a family business and is still owned and operated by the original owner.
Santa's Land Fun Park & Zoo in Cherokee, NC

The park is open May through October and kids and adults love to see the animals, ride the paddle boats, the trains and the Rudicoaster. The Rudicoaster is world-famous and is Santa's favorite ride since Rudolph with his nose so bright, leads the coaster around its track for every ride.



But the Rudicoaster is not the only ride to enjoy. Families can ride Santa's Express Train and the Paddle Boats, the Ferris Wheel and the Old Fashioned Carousel. Kids will enjoy the Boat Ride, the Helicopter Ride and the Kiddie Ride.
Children's Rides at Santa's Land in Cherokee, NC

The animals in Zoo Land include goats, ring-tailed lemurs, a Capuchin monkey and a bear in addition to deer, turkey, rabbits, pigs and peacocks. Children can feed the animals and families can relax in the nice shady park and enjoy the beautiful stream that runs through the park.

Visit Santa Clause at Santa's Land in Cherokee, NC

There are many things to see and do in Santa's Village, including a visit to the jolly ole elf himself, Santa Claus! Or you can visit the Jingle Bell Theater, buy a gift at Frosty's T-shirt Shop and enjoy food, drinks and ice cream at Santa's Snack Bar.

Recently the park has remodeled the Depot Diner, Whitebeard's Lake and the baby bear exhibit. And in this high tech, rush-rush world in which we live, the park is a great place for families to unplug, slow down and spend time together. For contact information and a coupon, click the following link:
http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Attractions/Cherokee/NC/Santa's%20Land%20Fun%20Park%20&%20Zoo/18997

Friday, October 18, 2013

MYSTERIOUS MANSION - HAUNTING GATLINBURG FOR 34 YEARS!

Gatlinburg's Mysterious Mansion

Gatlinburg Tennessee has many attractions for visitors to enjoy and one of the longest-running attractions is the Mysterious Mansion, whose doors creaked opened in 1980 and has been scaring visitors for 34 consecutive years.

Mysterious Mansion is a 3-1/2 story mansion located on River Road, that has a strange and spooky past. Some say it is haunted, others swear it is, but all agree that it will play on the deepest and darkest fears of your imagination in a mysterious way, hence the name Mysterious Mansion.

Enter if you Dare Gatlinburg's Mysterious Mansion
The mansion challenges you to "Enter if you Dare" and inside you will find hidden passages, endless stairways and creatures that will curdle the blood of even the bravest of souls.









Gatlinburg's Mysterious Mansion
To keep the mansion at the peak of scariness, the ghouls who run the place have upgraded several
rooms, added more creepy creatures, and added some technology to draw the last screams out of their "guests". Their goal is to scare each and every person that dares to cross their doorway and leave them with nightmares to haunt their dreams for years to come. A little "gift" for Gatlinburg visitors from your ghoul-friends at Mysterious Mansion.


Mysterious Mansion is located at 424 River Road in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. For more information please click the link below:
http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Attractions/Gatlinburg/TN/Mysterious%20Mansion/18984 .

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CANADA TO THE BAHAMAS TO GATLINBURG - THE TALE OF MR. TABLECLOTH AND MORE

George and Ellice Martin were Canadians living in the Bahamas. George was a CPA with a Public Accounting practice and he decided to start a career in merchandising. He and Ellice had vacationed in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, so they decided to check out the town. They liked the tourism activity so they decided to move there. They knew that table linens were popular in the Islands and George had a connection to a supplier, so Mr. Tablecloth the store, was created.
Mr. Tablecloth and more in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mr. Tablecloth features beautiful items for the home. Embroidered toppers, runners and tablecloths. Great gifts for one's own home or a gift that will always be remembered. Mr. Tablecloth expanded its line to Home Décor and added bed quilts, Heritage Lace and Vera Bradley purses, luggage and accessories. They changed their name to Mr. Tablecloth and More and in 2005 added a location in Pigeon Forge, which carries everything but quilts.
Beautiful gifts and home items at Mr. Tablecloth, Gatlinburg, TN

 Mr. Tablecloth and More began business in a storefront - formerly Corky's - next to Ogle's Buffet - now Hardrock Café - in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In 1998 they moved to their current location on Historic Nature Trail at Stoplight # 8. The store began with George, Ellice and 3 employees. Today there are 16 employees working at Mr. Tablecloth and More.

George and Ellice at Mr. Tablecloth Gatlinburg
George and Ellice
Originally George and Ellice were from Alberta, Canada, and they still have a son who lives in Toronto. Another son, Gerry, works with George and Ellice, another son lives in Knoxville and a daughter lives in Cincinnati. They have 7 grandchildren.

Part of the charm of Mr. Tablecloth the store are the owners, George and Ellice Martin. They both enjoy meeting people and have formed many long-lasting friendships with visitors who have come into the store and returned year after year.

Mr. Tablecloth's staff reflects the warmth of the owners and are knowledgeable and friendly. They make you feel like you are visiting friends and helping them select beautiful items for a home that you will be visiting.

The Girls at Mr. Tablecloth in Gatlinburg TN
"The Girls"
Add a stop into Mr. Tablecloth and More on your next trip to Gatlinburg and enjoy the beauty of the linens, tablecloths and Home Décor that George and Ellice have to offer. You will take away with you a warm, memorable experience in addition to making your home even more beautiful and inviting. For more information click http://mrtableclothandmore.com/.



Friday, October 11, 2013

THE GATLINBURG CRAFTSMEN'S FAIR - A GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN TRADITION

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair has been a Gatlinburg Tennessee tradition for 38 years. It has been voted one of the Southeast's "Most Popular Events", and it hosts Artisans and Craftsmen from all over the United States.

There are 200 booths in this Open to the Public event, and not only are the hand-made products beautiful works of art, but most of the booths are decorated works of art also, giving the visitor a dual experience of beautiful displays and beautiful products to admire and to purchase. Many Artisans work during the Fair displaying their talents and bringing to life works of art from wood, canvas, paint, glass, fabric and almost any material known to man that can be sculpted, painted, sewn, cut, printed, created or designed.

Come see artists at work at Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair  Handmade Pottery at Gatlinburg Craftmen's Fair                       


In addition to the wondrous works of art there are country and bluegrass bands performing during the day, including Dennis Lee and Band, and Tim Watson "The Fiddle Man". Food and drinks are conveniently located in the Exhibit Hall.

The Southeast Tourism Society says, "Rarely does an event come along that features the wonderful variety of juried artists as the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair. It is a show that should not be missed!"

The Fall Craftsmen's Fair is in full swing at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in the heart on Gatlinburg Tennessee on Motor Nature Trail at Stoplight # 8. The show is open daily 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

For more information go to http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Shopping.

Don't miss out on the Gatlinburg Craftmen's Fair for Unique handmade gifts.