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The natural allure of the Smokies is portrayed by those artists & artisans that live within its reach. Their artistic interpretations can be seen throughout the month of October as Gatlinburg welcomes the 2013 Fine Arts Festival and the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair.

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The 38th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair – scheduled from October 10 – 27, 2013 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.  A unique characteristic of the Fair is that the artisians make their art available for viewing and sale, and demonstrate their talents and skills during this show. You can find almost 200 booths some of the finest work. Tentative hours are 10:00 AM – 6: 00 PM daily  and 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Sundays 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 PM daily. Live Country and Bluegrass music is scheduled at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 PM daily and 12:00 & 2:00 on Sundays.

Still want to see more… Visit the Gatlinburg’s Historical Arts & Crafts Community. This historical 8-mile loop has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original

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candles, ceramics, baskets,  scrimshaw, quilts, silver smithing, brooms, leater, pottery, stained glass, oils, jewelry, watercolors, dolls, wearable fashions, photography

The National Basketry Organization conference – Basket makers from across the country are showing both traditional and sculptural basketry this week at the Arrowmont School of Art’s & Crafts in Gatlinburg for the National Basketry Organization Conference.VLUU L110  / Samsung L110

Basket makers from across the country are showing both traditional and sculptural basketry this week at the Arrowmont School of Art’s & Crafts in Gatlinburg for the National Basketry Organization Conference.

The Taste of Autumn – Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn will be held on Tuesday, October 29 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Attendees can enjoy unlimited sampling from each of the participating groups featuring some of the best foods and drinks to be found in the Smoky Mountains! Live music will be provided for listening enjoyment from 5 to 8 p.m. 

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Attendees can sample unlimited offerings from some of the area’s finest restaurants and attractions. Last year’s participants included: Calhoun’s, Calhoun’s Catering, Charles Richard Resources, Cherokee Grill, Coca-Cola, Climbworks Canopy, Dick’s Last Resort, The Fox and Parrot Tavern, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Hard Rock Café, Mellow Mushroom, Ober Gatlinburg, Park Grill Steakhouse, The Park Vista Doubletree Hotel, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Smoky Mountain Ice Cream & Fudge Co., Smoky Mountain Winery and Sugarland Cellars. Tickets are $25 (children under 7 are free).

 

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