Whether you love embroidery, carving, painting, textiles or any other type of art, you can enjoy arts and crafts shows in the Smoky Mountain area. Embrace your crafty side by celebrating with other artists at one of the art events and festivals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The spring & fall seasons are accompanied by many different arts and crafts shows in Pigeon Forge. Along with the opportunity to learn crafting techniques, you can also see some amazing works of art and meet others who are passionate about creative crafting.
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Voted one of the Southeast’s most popular events, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair hosts artisans from all over the country with over two hundred unique booths in the downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center. These talented craftsmen are subjected to a rigorous jury process before being able to participate in the fair, so you're guaranteed to find top notch, exceptional pieces that you won't find anywhere else. The fair includes a variety of pottery, molded leather, copper art, and many more unique pieces. Catch the summer fair in July and the fall fair in October.
Rotary Club Craft Fair
Pigeon Forge's Rotary Club hosts and annual arts and crafts fair in Patriot Park each fall. You can stop by their big red and white striped tent between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm while the fair is going on, usually for most of the month of October. The Rotary Club's craft fair houses 75 different booths featuring one-of-a-kind handmade pieces from some of the areas most talented artisans.
A Mountain Quiltfest
Regardless of your level of quilt making, bring your friends and enjoy over 60 quilting classes at theannual A Mountain Quiltfest. It is five days of action packed fun with a variety of displays and exhibits. Amateurs and professionals alike even have the chance to compete for over $18,000 worth of cash and prizes. This is one of the many arts and crafts shows in Pigeon Forge you don’t want to miss.
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
Gatlinburg's Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community boasts the largest group of independent artists and craftsmen in the nation. They host three very special crafts shows each year in the Gatlinburg Convention Center: an Easter show in March, a Thanksgiving show in November, and a Christmas show in December. You can also "do the loop" in Gatlinburg's arts & crafts community and visit 60+ artisanal businesses at any time of year. Check out their brochure here.
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
The Townsend Artisan Guild hosts a niche festival every spring at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. At this event you will find classes on the art of working with fibers, family activities, demonstrations, and a display of llamas, angora rabbits, sheep, and goats!
These are just a few of the best events in the area for arts and crafts lovers, so you can have fun and get crafty when you visit the beautiful mountain town of Pigeon Forge and the surrounding areas. Stay in the know with our Pigeon Forge events calendar for the latest details on upcoming arts and crafts show dates.