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The waterfront event, named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast,  features works by woodcrafters, fine artists, jewelers and more.


LENOIR CITY, TENNESSEE–MAY 2019–Summer is prime time for celebrating the outdoor beauty, talent and tastes of Loudon County, Tennessee, and one popular event takes place in early June. The Lenoir City GFWC Suburbia Women’s Club is host to the 57th Annual Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. This waterfront event features nearly 200 artists and crafters from throughout the Southeast and beyond. Items range from ceramics and glassware to metal work and jewelry, to baskets and much more. Food vendors add to the enjoyment with tasty treats for all. The festival is held at Lenoir City Park, which is located near the historic downtown of Lenoir City, a short distance from historic downtown Loudon, Maryville and Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Festival was started by the Lenoir City GFWC Suburbia Women’s Club in the summer of 1962 as a community fundraiser. What began as an event where artists displayed works on clotheslines, the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival has grown to feature masterpieces from woodcrafters and jewelers, as well as pieces by fine artists working in various media including oils, water color, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and ink. All profits go back into the community to help various organizations and programs in Loudon County, including the Boy Scouts, the Lions Club and a local sports team, to name a few. The club has also provided scholarships to local graduates to help further their education. In 2018, the club donated $10,000 to Loudon County Habitat for Humanity to build a civic organization house.

“We are honored to announce this year the Southeast Tourism Society has named the Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for June 2019. The Top 20 Festival and Events Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast,” says Mary Harrison Bright, president of the Lenoir City GFWC.

Calendar of Event Listing
57th Annual Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 1
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, June 2
6707 City Park Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772

A $3 donation is requested at the entrance.

In addition to the Festival, visitors can enjoy the historic downtown areas, championship golf and a collection of area attractions for additional summer fun. For information on lodging, dining and activities, as well as a full calendar of events, visit

Mary Harrison Bright

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