Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July Craftsmen's Fair

For those who may have been to the Craftsmen's Fair for a while, the one in July, and likely more to come, would have surprised you. You would've arrived to find so many booths (more than 160 as listed by the Craftsmen's information sheet) that many of them had to spread out into the hallways and even outside the W.L. Mills Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg.

With 160+ booths and artists both local and from Virginia, Ohio, Georgia and way beyond, there was, of course, a wide berth of arts and crafts from candles, baskets, wood works, rock works, paintings, clothes and music to Christmas trees, sports-based fan pulls, old fashioned rifles, shields, interesting lights, and much more than any human being could hope to absorb in a few hours. Crafts marketplace and auctions recommended.

If you're coming to the Autumn Craftsmen's Fair and you just can't get enough of hand-made arts the likes of which you've seen and haven't seen before, the $6.00 admission fee is well worth it. Unfortunately, we were not able to get pictures, but we can guarantee you you've probably never seen a convention center this packed with amazing arts and crafts from nearly the entire Eastern half of the country.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Craftsmens' Fair and More for July

While it's true there aren't any holiday festivals or special events coming up for a while after the 4th of July, it doesn't mean there isn't anything to do in Gatlinburg - very far from it!

We consistently recommend The Ripley's Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, the Arts and Crafts Community, Dollywood and Dolly's Splash Country for major entertainment in the Smokies. Those five items alone can account for a week or more of fun for the whole family, no matter the age. Dozens more on a smaller scale exist throughout downtown Gatlinburg, and don't forget the Titanic Museum and Wonderworks! And the hiking, and horseback riding. All and all, it could take you half a year or more to actually do everything there is to do here if you were doing attractions one-by-one, every single day. There is no real "lull" period in the summer here in the Smokies, there's always something fun to go do!

Actually, there is a special event to tell you about, July 15th to the 23rd is the Summer Gatlinburg Craftsmens' Fair at W.L. Mills auditorium which is a large showcase of local artists and artisans putting their Smoky Mountain heritage to art and showing them off. Crafts marketplace and auctions recommended. You can get to this event very easily from all our properties here in Gatlinburg by car, trolley or even walking.

Anytime can be a great time in the Smokies, special events or not! Make your reservations today and let us know how we can make those Smoky Mountain memories you came here for.