10 Christmas Craft Fairs Near Knoxville TN Dripping With Holiday Magic

From adorable rustic signs and hand-painted Christmas ornaments to delicious holiday goodies and frothy hot chocolate, nothing rings in the Christmas season like shopping at the craft markets. Not only will your loved ones appreciate the unique gifts, but you’ll also be supporting small local businesses. It’s a win-win.

When it comes to Christmas craft fairs, Knoxville TN and the surrounding counties offer some of the best in the nation. In fact, 1 show even claims to be the largest craft event in all of the southeastern US. Lucky us!

If this is your first year attending Christmas craft shows, you may be surprised to see that they start in October, which is an over-planner’s dream! If you are reading this post later in the season, don’t worry. There are plenty of shows running throughout November and December to help you create the perfect handmade Christmas!

Check out our other ideas for Christmas fun here.

Rustic red ornaments hanging from twine, representing Christmas Craft Fairs Knoxville TN

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Christmas Craft Fairs Near Knoxville TN

1. Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair

  • October 7 -24, 2021
  • Gatlinburg Convention Center
  • $10 for adults, children FREE with paid adult

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair boasts a variety of fall and Christmas crafts that are sure to delight all those hard-to-please people on your shopping list. This craft market is known for having some unique finds when compared to the other events.

With over 200 vendor booths, this is the second-largest craft event of the entire year and features tons of local and traveling artisans. Concessions will also be available on-site.

2. Old City Market

  • October 10, November 27, and December 12, 2021
  • Old City, Knoxville
  • FREE admission

The Old City Holiday Markets are back and better than ever. Tons of hand-picked artisans will be present to fulfill all your shopping desires! You can make a day of it by grabbing a coffee, perusing one of the brick and mortar shops, or indulging in a scrumptious lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants.

3. The Knoxville Christmas Craft Fair

  • November 12-14, 2021
  • Knoxville Expo Center
  • $5/ages 13 and older, 12 and under FREE

With over 250 vendors, the Knoxville Christmas Craft Fair is officially the largest holiday market in the area. They even claim to be the largest in all of the south! In addition to a wide variety of craftsmen vendors, Santa pictures and concessions will also be available for purchase.

4. Holiday Handcrafters Festival

  • November 13, 2021
  • Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
  • $5

The Holiday Handcrafters Festival is a wonderful way to support local artisans who will be selling fall and Christmas crafts. Though wonderful, this event will be slightly less crowded than some of the others and will be a good choice for people who like more room to shop.

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Rustic Farm Decor

This rustic metal Christmas sign will add a touch of charm to your holiday decor. It will make the perfect addition to your home or covered porch.

5. Artisan Christmas Craft Show

  • November 29, 2021 – December 5, 2021
  • Gatlinburg Arts and Craft Community
  • FREE admission

This popular Christmas craft show spans through an 8-mile driving loop. This loop is jam-packed with a wide variety of local artisan shops, restaurants, and more. You can plan an entire day of fun around this event!

6. Market Square Holiday Market

  • Saturdays through Decembr 18, 2021
  • Market Square, Knoxville
  • FREE admission

In the months of November and December, the always popular farmers’ market is transformed into a craft lovers paradise. In addition to traditional food items, the square and neighboring streets will be lined with local craftsmen selling a wide variety of Christmas and holiday crafts that everyone on your shopping list will love!

The market will be closed on November 27.

7. Santa Mouse Christmas Craft Show

  • Decemer 2-4, 2021
  • Fairview United Methodist Church, Maryville
  • FREE Admission

The Santa Mouse Christmas Craft Show is sponsored by the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild. The show will feature 50+ local artists who all belong to the guild.

paper bag advent calendar in rustic box with pine branches, representing Knoxville TN Christmas Craft Fairs

8. M&D Creations Christmas Craft Fair

  • Decemer 4-5, 2021
  • Fountain City Lions Club, 5345 N Broadway NE, Knoxville
  • FREE Admission

Finish up your Christmas shopping with handcrafted items from over 20 different vendors. Several delicious food trucks will also be on-site.

9. Knoxville Christmas Extravaganza

  • Decemer 10-11, 2021
  • The Grande Event Center, Knoxville
  • $5/adults

In addition to a large Christmas craft show, this event offers a variety of kids’ activities in Santa’s Village for no extra charge.

10. Retropolitan Craft Fair

  • November 21, 2021
  • The Mill and Mine, Knoxville
  • FREE admission

The participants in the Retropolitan Craft Fair are chosen only after having participated in a juried event. The participants are hand-selected based on quality and uniqueness to ensure that there will be a wide variety of products and craftsmen styles showcased at the event. Never get stuck seeing 10 tables worth of essential oils again!

11. Lights Up at turkey Creek

  • TBA 2021
  • Pinnacle at Turkey Creek, Knoxville
  • FREE admission

This nighttime kick-off event will feature a variety of artisan vendors, tree lighting, family-friendly activities, and games! In addition to the craft fair, you can complete the experience by visiting one of the many permanent shops and restaurants.

As you can see, when it comes to Christmas craft fairs, Knoxville TN has plenty of amazing options to choose from. Happy holiday shopping y’all!

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