Our favorite artisans and shops in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
Gatlinburg also has a long and proud history of crafts with many interesting little shops. These are our recommendations that we hope will help you plan your visit.
See all of our recommendations in our guide for Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains!
Specialty shops we like
Smoky Mountain Spinnery
Smoky Mountain Spinnery is a wonderful place for anyone interested in fiber arts, be it spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, or rug hooking. Apart from a great selection of all supplies you could need, they also carry local Tennessee fiber, yarns, and fleeces, as well as creations from local artisans. The staff are wonderful and if you're able to, make sure to join one of their classes or get-togethers.
Address: 466 Brookside Village Way #8, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-9080
Iva's Machine Quilting & Sewing Center
A fantastic source for all your quilting needs – wide range of fabrics and very knowledgeable staff.
Address: 1020 Old Knoxville Hwy., Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 365-1408
Ogle's Broom Shop
With broom-making having a proud local history, there are a few broom shops around. Ogle's Broom Shop, run by third-generation broom makers David and Tammie Ogle, is our favourite one. Whether you need a broom for its intended practical purpose or a more fanciful creation to decorate your home, you're bound to find something here.
Address: 670 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 430-4402
The Wood Whittlers
The longest operating retail business in Gatlinburg, currently operated by 4th and 5th generation of woodworkers, the Wood Whittlers is our favorite stop for carvings and other woodwork.
Address: 1402 East Pkwy STE 6, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-7187
Wood Signs of Gatlinburg
Our favorite sign makers in town. Great for having a custom wooden sign made – depending on the design, they can get it made for you to pick up the same or the next day.
Address: 715 Parkway #1, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-9640
Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House
A jelly lover's dream and one of the remaining true Smoky Mountain establishments. Locally made jellies, jams, butters, pickles, sauces, dressings, and more.
Address: 458 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-4049
The Smoky Mountain Angler
The best fly fishing store in Gatlinburg. They are very approachable and helpful so even if you have never done any fly fishing before, go in and ask for advice. They are also our recommended organizers of fishing trips and are the oldest authorized fishing guides in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Address: 469 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-8746
The best general outdoor gear shop in Gatlinburg, they also organize rafting trips.
Address: 1138 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 277-8209
Arts and Crafts Village
There are lots of craftsmen and artisans who have set up shop in the Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg – go on the loop road to explore and stop and have a look around in some of the many little stores.
Address: 170 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
Antique shops and flea markets
Mortons Antiques & Coins
The best collection of antique furniture in Gatlinburg, including a wonderful collection of chandeliers. But come prepared that it may not be the customer service that you are used to from other establishments – it is not an experience for everyone. Only enter if you are a serious buyer – the owner does not like browsers and often keeps the door locked. Be respectful of their collection and do not touch anything. If you are carrying bags, they will ask you to leave them on their desk so that you don't knock anything over.
Address: 409 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-5504
Vintage and Variety
Nice eclectic store of the "old stuff" variety – very friendly owners and cat.
Address: 2635 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-0091
Green Olde Deal Antique Mall
There are plenty of large antique malls up in Sevierville, which give you the opportunity to browse the offerings of several vendors at the same time. This is our favorite one – and if you want more, just keep going up the same road and visit the other neighboring establishments.
Address: 1442 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (865) 446-4336
Flea Traders Paradise
If going for a large-scale flea market with indoor and outdoor areas, this is our pick. Best to visit in good weather so that you have more outdoor sellers.
Address: 1907 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (865) 429-2716
Great Smokies Flea Market
A huge flea market – especially in good weather, as it has both indoor and outdoor areas. While there are plenty of interesting and friendly vendors with their own products, come prepared to also see vendors selling mass-produced junk (and more than a few scams).
Address: 220 W Dumplin Valley Rd, Kodak, TN 37764
Phone: (865) 932-3532
Tanger Outlets Sevierville
If you are looking for more familiar brands, head to the Tanger Outlet outdoor mall in Sevierville, which has a great selection of stores.
Address: 1645 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA
Phone: (865) 453-1053