Summer Actvities in the Smoky Mountains

Summer Smoky Mountain Sunset (Photo courtesy of Lee Coursey on
Summer Smoky Mountain Sunset (Photo courtesy of Lee Coursey on

Now that we are in the middle of July, here are some great summer activities in the Smoky Mountains. 

When you are looking for something to do besides hiking, mountain biking, or fishing, go elk viewing.  Smoky Mountain elk are often spotted in the Cataloochee Valley and on Highway 321 between Gatlinburg and Cherokee NC. 

If an adventure is more of your thing, try white water rafting with your friends and family.  The rafting season begins the first week of March and no experience is necessary.  Look for local outfitters on the Upper and Lower Pigeon Rivers. 

If you are looking for local culture, there are always festivals going on in the Gatlinburg TN area.  Currently the 5th Annual Festival of Native Peoples & Cherokee Art Market is going on this weekend, but the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will continue until July 26th.  The summer activities in the Smoky Mountains are sure to keep you and your friends and family busy. 

For more information on other Gatlinburg TN activities or Gatlinburg TN real estate, please contact the local Gatlinburg TN real estate agent, Jason White.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Smoky Mountain Vista (courtesy of Marcy Reiford on
Smoky Mountain Vista (courtesy of Marcy Reiford on

Towards the end of July on the 17th through the 26, a great Gatlinburg TN community event will be hosted at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. 

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the perfect occasion for art, craft, and music lovers to come together and enjoy over 200 booths featuring arts and crafts from around the nation.  The artisans and crafts people will be on hand in their booths to demo their skills, answer questions, and sell their wares. 

Don’t forget about the country and bluegrass afternoon music shows either! 

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will be open daily from 10am – 7pm and on Sundays from 10am – 5pm.  Adult admission is $6.00 and children 12 and under are free. 

Jason White, a Gatlinburg TN real estate agent, can tell prospective Gatlinburg TN real estate buyers more about other Gatlinburg TN community events. You may contact him at 877-678-2121 or by email.