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Enjoy Free Music, Find Unique Gifts at the 7th Annual Fine Arts Festival – May 14-15

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival (GFAF) is a free outdoor family event that features quality artists from around the country along with Appalachian music from the area. Volunteers from the community produce the festival to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club.

2011 will be the seventh year of the festival and large crowds are expected. Gatlinburg is a thriving tourist destination and a gateway city to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with over 9 million visitors annually.

The festival is being held in the center of the city at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Campus adjacent to Arrowcraft Shop at Light # 5.

For more fun things to do in Gatlinburg, TN, visit GatlinburgConcierge.com.


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If you are looking for that perfect gift at a perfect price try the outlet malls in the Gatlinburg area.
Beltz Factory Outlet World
2655 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN – (865) 453-3503

Tanger Factory Outlet Center
161 E Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN – (865) 428-7002

Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall
2850 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN – (865) 428-2828

Vanity Fair Factory Outlet
24 Collier Dr, Sevierville, TN – (865) 429-2882

Tanger Factory Outlet Center
1645 Parkway # 960, Sevierville, TN – (865) 453-1053

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Mr. Tablecloth stores, located in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, offer a wide variety of specialty items. The stores carry Heritage Lace and Vera Bradley products as well as many quilts, table linens, wall hangings, runners and placemats. Last year the store celebrated its 18th anniversary. For more information visit theirwebsite.

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There is an abundance of rich culture and heritage found in the mountains of east Tennessee. When people visit the Smoky Mountains, some do not discover the Celtic roots in this southern region. A good percentage of the Presbyterian and Baptist churches and colleges were a result of the Celtics high standards of education. Some Celtic tradition has stayed in the mountains, making it a travel destination for those who want to experience the preserved culture. While visiting Gatlinburg, the Celtic Heritage shop in The Village. They offer quality goods from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. From jewelry to music, the store is a great place to take a piece of the Celtic heritage home with you.

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East Tennessee is full of rich culture and heritage, which is a good place for antique shopping. Here is a list of antique shops in the Great Smoky Mountains area:
Antiques Inc
Carol’s Cottage of Collectibles
The Common Good
Dumplin Valley Traders
Heartland Antiques & Collectibles
Miller’s Auction Gallery
The Old Oaken Bucket Antiques
Riverside Antique & Collectibles Mall
Wagon Wheel Antiques
Antiques & Uniques
Cathy’s Antiques & Collectibles
DJ’s Antiques & Collectibles
Great Smokies Flea Market & Antiques
Memory Lane Antique Mall
Mortons Antiques & Coins
Rachel’s Attic
Southland Antiques
Yesterdays Antiques

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For a sweet treat to satisfy any age, visit Aunt Mahalia’s Candies in Gatlinburg. The shop has been cooking up old fashion candies for over 50 years. Some of the most popular candies include fudge, chocolate, crunchy brittle, and other homemade assortments. Aunt Mahalia’s only uses the freshest, finest ingredients and has been using them since 1939. For more information, visit their website: http://www.auntmahalias.com/StoreFront.bo

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