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A Guide to the 2015 Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Make your plans to attend one of the Southeast’s most popular events this summer—the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair! Gatlinburg hosts this exciting event every July, and when you come, you’ll have the wonderful opportunity to see 200 booths with unique and handmade products made by skilled craftsmen from all over the United States! Below we have answered your FAQs about the event. For more information, be sure to visit the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair website.

What Is It?
The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is celebrated twice each year—once in the summer and once in the fall. This year, the summer fair is celebrating its 40th year in Gatlinburg. At the event, you’ll have the chance to see the unique skills and products of more than 180 of the finest craftsmen in the country! They will answer questions about their craft and have much of their displayed art for sale. So you are invited to take home your favorite one-of-a-kind artistic treasures!

At the fair, you’ll also get to enjoy free live country, gospel, and bluegrass music. This year, Dennis Lee and band and Tim Watson (known as “The Fiddle Man”) will perform at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. each day. They will also play at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tim Watson has even performed all over the world with some of the top stars in the business!

When Is It?
The event is scheduled to take place July 17–26, 2015. The fair opens at 10 a.m. every day and closes at 6 p.m. every day except for Sunday (when it closes at 5 p.m.). And just in case you are planning to visit Gatlinburg in the fall as well, you can catch the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair again from October 8-25, 2015.

Where Is It?
The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will take place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which is located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg. The address for the center is 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

How Much Is It?
Tickets to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair are quite reasonable. Adults only have to pay $7 to enjoy the event. Children who are 12 years old and under can attend the fair for FREE!

Where Can I Stay?
Cabins For You has all the right options for your Gatlinburg vacation this summer. We have rental cabins right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg for those who want to be close to the action. We also have rental properties on the outskirts of town for those who are looking to get away in the evenings. Check out these top-rated Gatlinburg cabins for your Smoky Mountain getaway this July!

If you’re planning to bring the family to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, check out a cabin like Alpine Retreat, where you’ll have pool access and a private, wooded view of the Smokies. This cabin features two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep six. You’ll also be able to bring along your family’s best friend, since this cabin is pet-friendly.

Another beautiful option, if this trip is meant to be a more peaceful getaway for just the adults, is Paradise Point, a one bedroom cabin with a gorgeous mountain view. You’ll have a large porch with a one-of-a-kind view, a fireplace, and an outdoor hot tub for your romantic retreat to the Smoky Mountains. And this cabin is just a short drive to downtown Gatlinburg, making the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair an easy-access destination!

These are just a couple of the properties we have at Cabins For You to make your stay in Gatlinburg comfortable and unforgettable. To learn about other properties and for assistance in making your reservations, call 1-800-684-7865 today!

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