Outlet Malls, Specialty Shops, Arts and Crafts
Shopping in Gatlinburg TN is done on an entirely different level than anywhere else in the USA. Many of the stores and items found in Gatlinburg can’t be found anywhere else. Shopping in Gatlinburg is an adventure all by itself!
From old world shops on brick-laid streets featuring modern galleries, quaint shops and boutiques, to watching craftsmen demonstrate their specialty right in front of your eyes and stores full of Smoky Mountains souvenirs, there are delights for everyone in your group AND back home!
Just some of the items Gatlinburg is famous for: hand-made jewelry, original art, homemade candy, crafts, books, dolls, collectibles, magnets, candles, clothing, leather goods, magic tricks, and quilts. And so much more!
Shops in Gatlinburg:
While there are literally hundreds of individual stores in and around the Gatlinburg area, here is a list of seven Gatlinburg malls to get your started:
1. Mountain Mall, 611 Parkway, Suite F15
Mountain Mall is an indoor mall with a mountain theme from cedar walls to the whiskey barrel trashcans (which are the same barrels used to make Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whisky). Mountain Mall features 36 different businesses. It’s located in downtown Gatlinburg at traffic light #6, across from Ripley’s Aquarium.
2. Shops at Carousel Gardens, 458 Parkway, Suite 1
The Shops at Carousel Gardens consists of over 50 businesses, all surrounded by a beautiful garden setting. The Shops at Carousel Gardens is filled with art, antiques, furnishing, crafts, a cookie shop, hand made musical instruments, and other items inspired by the local traditions of the Smoky Mountains. The Gatlinburg Heritage Museum is also located here. This mall is at traffic light #3, at the corner of Parkway and Hwy 321.
3. The Village Shops, 634 Parkway, Suite 29
The Village Shops is so much more than just shopping. It’s a collection of 27 unique boutiques, eateries, galleries, and clothiers all set in a quaint European village atmosphere. It is just a few steps off Gatlinburg’s busy main strip. The Village Shops is just past traffic light #6, adjacent to the Pancake Pantry.
4. Baskins Square Mall, 631 Parkway
Baskins Square Mall is tucked away in downtown Gatlinburg and full of cool specialty shops like Guinness World Records Museum, Mountain Woodcarvers, The Lollipop Guild, Doc’s Magic Shop, the Mountain Edge Grill and many more. Baskins Square Mall is conveniently located between traffic lights #6-#7.
5. Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Mall, 1001 Parkway
While you wait your turn to ride the aerial tram to the top of Ski Mountain at OberGatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Mall wants you to be entertained, as well as show off a variety of Gatlinburg crafts, gifts, and collectibles. Their stores showcase such items as homemade candy and fudge, Native American pottery and jewelry, old time photos, clothing, and of course, souvenirs!
6. Covered Bridge in the Glades, 849 Glades Road
Just up the road from Carr’s, you’ll find premium brands and locally made crafts at the shops and boutique of the Covered Bridge Village where you can enjoy leisurely shopping in a friendly atmosphere. Shops and restaurants located here include Esther’s Gala Feminine Finery, Hills Creek Gallery, Jack Hess Glass Blowing, Misty Mountain Soap Company, More Than A Candle, Pizza Express, Shaconage Stone Art & Jewelry, Smoky Mountain Pottery, and others.
7. Winery Square Mall, 446 East Parkway/Hwy 321
Just a walk over our covered bridge and across East Parkway is Winery Square. Along with Flap Jacks Restaurant and Papa’s Johns, there’s plenty of shopping to do. Stop in at Paws Etc. for Dog & Cat Lovers, Smoky Mountain Angler, Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House, Smoky Mountain Outfitters, Smoky Mountain Spinnery, the Smoky Mountain Winery or Whole Earth Grocery.
Arts and Crafts:
There is an 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Hwy 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road in Gatlinburg where the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans resides. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here spend their lives creating, with their hands and hearts, beautiful and useful things using techniques handed down for centuries.
In Gatlinburg there is handmade jewelry unlike anything you’ll find in the malls back home. There is a fantastic array of original paintings and artwork capturing scenes of Smoky Mountain landscapes and mountain life everywhere you look. And of course weavers and potters who work their magic with cloth and clay can be found honing their craft in Gatlinburg!
So what other hidden treasure can you expect to find in the fantastic shops of Gatlinburg’s artisans? How about exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, gorgeous quilts, leather items, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, dulcimers, and stuffed bears just for starters.
Come explore our Smoky Mountain crafts! Below is a list of Gatlinburg’s major arts and crafts fairs for 2012:
Gatlinburg Summer Craftsmen’s Fair: July 20 – July 29, 2012
One of Gatlinburg’s most enjoyable craft fairs each year! Along with almost 150 arts and crafts booths featuring some of the nation’s finest work at this event, you will also enjoy being surrounded by live country and bluegrass entertainment! In their booths artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival: August 31 – September 2, 2012
The campus of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts holds a family oriented fine arts festival featuring juried artists from around the country, as well as music on Labor Day weekend.
Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen’s Fair: October 11 – October 28, 2012
This is Gatlinburg’s second most enjoyable craft fair each year! A sister event with the July Craftsmen’s fair, almost 200 arts and crafts booths featuring unique, unusual, and fun creations are here for your enjoyment along with more live country and bluegrass entertainment! Artisans and craftspeople again demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale.
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show: November 21 – November 25, 2012
The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community hosts their annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The members offer unusual and interestingly themed Thanksgiving gifts. Lots of great early Christmas gifts can be found here, too!
Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: November 26 – December 2, 2012
Members of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community host their annual Christmas Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and offer one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts. You know you will have fun shopping for others here, as well as yourself!