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 July 15, 2014
Have you had a chance to visit us at Smoky Mountain Ziplines yet this summer? If not, this is a great time of year to check out our 24-line canopy tours or to fly like a screamin' demon on one of our four SuperZip lines. The weather this week will be great for being outdoors, plus our outpost is located just a couple of miles off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.
But this is also a great time of year to visit the Smokies if you're a fan of arts and crafts. For example, once you've ridden our ziplines, Gatlinburg should be the next destination on your itinerary. That's where you'll find the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair, which takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center July 18 through 27.
This annual event is a must-see for craft lovers. The convention center floor showcases more than 150 booths, which feature craftspeople from all over the country. These artisans are among the best in their respective media, and they'll be on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer unique arts and crafts pieces for sale.
Art forms include painting, sculpture, jewelry making, basketry, woodcarving, candle making, broom making and many more. In addition to the crafts, the fair features live country and bluegrass entertainment. Daily hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
And don't forget that Gatlinburg is also the home of the Great Smokies Arts & Crafts Community, a seven-mile loop featuring dozens of shops, galleries and studios. It's where the Smokies' best artisans practice their crafts and produce original works on site year 'round.
This fall, look for another Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair as well as the 29th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair, the latter of which takes place at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge from September 27 to October 25.