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.

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Christmas Craft Fairs Near Knoxville TN

1. Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair

  • October 13 -30, 2022
  • 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

  • November 13 and 26, 2022 + December 11, 2022
  • 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 11-13, 2022
  • 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 12, 2022
  • Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
  • FREE

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. Christmas Marketplace

  • November 12, 2022
  • Historic Ramsey House, Knoxville
  • FREE

This family-friendly Christmas marketplace will have great food, great entertainment, and tons of craft vendors to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.

6. Old Fashioned Downtown Christmas

  • November 18, 2022
  • Downtown Athens
  • FREE admission

Ring in the season at this fun open air Christmas craft show in stunning downtown Athens. in addition to vendors, families can enjoy live entertainment, activities, food trucks, visits with the Grinch, Santa, and more.

7. All is Bright

  • November 18, 2022
  • 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.

8. Retropolitan Craft Fair

  • November 20, 2022
  • The Mill and Mine, Knoxville
  • FREE admission

The participants in the Retropolitan Craft Fair are chosen only after participating 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!

9. Small Town Christmas

  • November 26, 2022
  • Downtown Sweetwater
  • FREE admission

Treat the whole family to a night on the town with games, entertainment, food trucks, and artisan vendors. Grab a variety of gorgeous holiday-themed crafts that are perfect for gifting.

10. Artisan Christmas Craft Show

  • November 28, 2022 – December 4, 2022
  • Gatlinburg Arts and Craft Community
  • FREE admission

This popular Christmas craft show spans 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!

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

11. Santa Mouse Christmas Craft Show

  • December 1-3, 2022
  • Dotson Memorial Baptist 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.

12. Market Square Winter Market

  • Every Saturday Beginning December 3, 2022
  • Market Square, Knoxville
  • FREE admission

In the months of November and December, the always popular farmers’ market is transformed into a craft lover’s 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 December 24th and 31st.

13. Holiday Barn Sale

  • December 2, 2022
  • Riverview Family Farm, Knoxville

This fun holiday sale at the barn is dripping with rustic charm and scenic beauty. Come on out to bask in the holiday magic and grab some cute gifts for your friends and family.

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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Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

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