Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on October 7, 2014
In addition to the changing foliage, fall in the Great Smoky Mountains is also known for craft shows and fairs. And later this week, one of the biggest craft events in the Smokies gets under way at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The 39th annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair runs October 9 through 26, bringing in dozens of top crafts people from all over the United States.
One thing that separates the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair from many of the other local and regional shows is that it's a juried event. That means only the highest quality of artisans are allowed to exhibit on the convention center's multiple levels. As a result, the fair has been recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Visitors will find a wide range of arts and crafts on display, including pottery, woodworking, basket making, candle making, soap making, jewelry making, painting, photography, sculpting and more. However, in addition to simply viewing completed works on display, guests will see many of these craftsmen at work, demonstrating their skills on the convention center floor.
The fair also features free live country and bluegrass performances by Dennis Lee and Band and by Tim Watson, with shows scheduled for 12, 2 and 4 p.m. each day of the fair. Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, when hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for ages 13 and older. Kids 12 and younger are admitted free.
Meanwhile, here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we offer a great opportunity to view nature's handiwork at our Pigeon Forge outpost. So before you decide to zipline in Gatlinburg, TN or Sevierville, TN, be sure to check out all that we have to offer. Our course has the most, the longest and the fastest ziplines in the area.