Where do I buy tickets and how much do they cost?
At this time, we only sell tickets at the doors of the event, Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. This street has multiple parking lots available.
There are actually two entrances, the one just listed includes a ramp from the outside. Once inside you can use the elevator or escalator to come down to the main floor.
The 920 Parkway entrance is on the “main drag” of Gatlinburg, so you may come in this way if you are walking around downtown. The front entrance is newly renovated with a ramp for easy access from this side. If you need an elevator on this side, facing the building, it is around to your left.
Tickets are $10 for adults; kids 17 and under enter for free. You may upgrade to a multi-day pass on the main floor at the end of aisle 500 for free with photo ID to come back as many days as you like. To leave and return on the same day, simply get your hand stamped by the person who took your ticket on the way in.
How do I apply to become a vendor?
Visit the tab called Apply Here. There you can read the requirements to submit with your application. You can apply online for July or October and we will receive your information immediately. You can download applications there, too. The forms are fill-able, so you can fill them in and save them, print them filled, or unfilled if you prefer. then email or mail them.
I purchased a custom or incomplete item that I need to pick up on another day. What do I do?
Ideally, you should make arrangements for pick up with the person from whom the purchase is made. If you are picking up a large item, ask for special instructions. Otherwise we think a great option is to come by the Office on at the end of aisle 500 with your photo ID to let us make you a multi-day pass for free; then you can come back in whenever you like. It is a great value over the course of 10 days or 18 days as our events run. Our ticket takers can only let you in with a ticket, a multi-day pass, or the same day with a handstamp.
I need to get in touch with someone who exhibited in a previous Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, but I don’t know their name or how to get in touch with them.
We have two options:
- You can look on our website on the Exhibitor List tab for the most recent directory listing, or visit the Holiday & Gift Shop for listings on that page. Many of the current exhibitors have been with us for several years and may be the one you are seeking. There you can search by the type of item they made. Tip: Keep your search word simple and general in most cases, for example: jewelry, wood, basket, pot, leather, furniture.
- Call us. 865-436-7479. In the off-event time, we are not always with the phone. Yes, you can leave a message if you get voicemail, or text if you prefer. You may also email us at [email protected]. We have lists of artists and craft-makers from a few years back. We may be able to help you find them. Most have emails, but many have no website, so you may need a phone number.