The Next Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair is in July 2015
The Southeast Tourism Society has named it one of the Top 20 Events in Southeast: The Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair is set for Friday, July 17, 2015 through Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
More than 180 of the country’s finest artisans and craftspeople will be on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer unique art for sale.
The Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair is also in the fall and around Christmas – this is its 40th year.
Potter and Smoky Mountain local David Howard’s work – which is primarily traditional and functional folk pottery reminiscent of the 1800s – will be featured. His dishes, bowls, cups, plates, lamps and other fine pieces are all microwave and dishwasher safe and finished with lead-free glaze.
Charles Adams of Troy, Ala., creates a unique collection of stained glass works, including windows, doors, clocks, tiffany-style lamps, kaleidoscopes, sun catchers and stained-glass angels.
Randy McGovern is a wildlife artist from Acworth, Ga. and another frequent participant of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair. He is best known for his ability to hide a number of creatures in paintings.
Many other artists will join them; more information on exhibitors will be available later at the event’s Web site, www.craftsmenfair.com.
Music lovers as well as those who delight in arts and crafts will be in a for a treat: Live country and bluegrass entertainment, Dennis Lee and Band and Tim Watson, “The Fiddle Man,” will perform each day at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except for Sunday, when festivities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $7, and children age 12 and under are admitted for free.
The Gatlinburg Convention Center is located at Traffic Light No. 8 in Downtown Gatlinburg.
For more information on the fair, please contact (865) 436-7479.
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