Great Smoky Arts & Craft Shows in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows Slated for the Holidays

Searching for the perfect holiday gift?  If so, visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You’ll find unique handcrafted gifts made by members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans. You’ll find the community in Gatlinburg along the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop through Route 321, Buckhorn Road, and Glades Road.

Throughout the winter holidays, the community hosts Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows for locals and visitors alike.

Handmade pottery and tableware is lined up on a display at the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts shows
Photo Credit: Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community / Facebook

Thanksgiving Craft Show 2018

When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 – Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Where: Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Each late November, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community hosts its annual Thanksgiving Craft Show. Visitors can explore the dozens of booths free of charge! It’s the perfect opportunity to pick-up a handmade holiday gift or Gatlinburg souvenir.

Show hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Christmas Craft Show 2018

When: Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 – Sunday, Dec, 2, 2018
Where: Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Immediately following the Thanksgiving show, the Christmas Craft Show brings artisans and craftsmen from around the area together to celebrate the holidays. Similar to the Thanksgiving Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows, the Christmas show features dozens of booths lined with holiday crafts and artwork. Take the time to pick up holiday gifts for your loved ones while at the show!

Tips for Attending the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows in Gatlinburg, TN

Make the most of your visit to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows with our advice!

Transportation
You can drive or hop a trolley to the Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, which is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in the downtown region. You can also walk to the show, but you might end up buying too much to conveniently carry back. In addition, ample parking is available in the greater downtown Gatlinburg area.

Have an Open Mind
You never know what you might find at the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows! Keep an open mind and you’ll come across a piece of art or a handmade craft that’ll blow your mind. Among the items for sale are

  • Handmade Quilts
  • Old-Fashioned Straw Brooms with Hand Carved Handles
  • Woven Baskets
  • Hand-Dipped Scented Candles
  • Victorian Ceramic Pitchers
  • Pottery
  • Dulcimers
  • Stuffed Bears and Handmade Toys
  • Leather Vests and other Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Paintings
  • Holiday Decor

Of course, this is only a handful of the arts and crafts featured at each show!

There’s no place better to do your holiday shopping in the Smokies than the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Shows. Book your Gatlinburg hotel room today and start your holiday shopping off on the right foot.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Gatlinburg to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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