Smoky Mountains Fall Craft Fests

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Smoky Mountains Craft Fest”?  Do you immediately envision a pioneer whittling a toy horse from a piece of wood or sewing a quilt by firelight?  Or do you picture something a bit more modern? Whether you’re starting your Christmas shopping or looking to experience what life was like for early Tennessee settlers, look no further than one of the areas craft fairs.  Featuring exhibits, activities, and music it can be hard to choose just one of these family-friendly events to visit. 


Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Crafts Festival


If you’re looking for a memorable shopping experience, look no further than the 43rd Annual Rotary Club Crafts Festival September 28 – October 6.  Featuring handmade items from artists and craftsmen from all over the country, the festival is easy to find – just look for the big tent in Patriot Park.  Admission is free, although donations to benefit local charities are accepted.  



Gatlinburg Craftsman Fair


Do you love unique and one of a kind experiences?  If so, you’re in luck. Celebrating 44 years, the annual Fall Craftsmans Fair will once again be held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Conveniently located downtown, make sure to stop by October 10 – 27 and shop at over 180 booths set up by local artists where you’ll find leather works, pottery, candles, and many more items you can’t find anywhere else.  For the kiddos, there’s The Kid’s Corner, where they can make their own crafts to take home! This is a must see for anyone visiting this fall!


Wears Valley Fall Fest


With over 100 crafters, food choices ranging from Southern barbecue to caramel apples, and music from gospel to Elvis, this is one family-friendly festival you don’t want to miss!  Located 7 miles from Pigeon Forge and opening at 10 am daily October 18 – 20, at the Wears Valley Fall Fest you’ll enjoy storytellers, tractor rides, a vintage baseball game, crafts, and much more.  We can’t wait to see you there!



Dollywood’s Harvest Festival



Dollywood is also hosting a Harvest Festival of their own from September 27th – November 2nd, Dollywood guests can see World Class Artisans from all over the country display their handmade items.  





Craftsmen creating beautiful works of art right before your eyes, demonstrating “The Old Ways” of dong things surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains colors, that’s what you’ll find when you visit an area craft fair this fall.  No matter what your choice, know that as a guest of Willow Brook Lodge you will be minutes away from these and other great fall memory making spots.  With so many exciting choices, you may need to say a few extra days. Start planning your fall Pigeon Forge getaway today!


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