HOSPITALITY & EVENTS

HOSPITALITY & EVENTS

Please check back soon to see a complete day-by-day listing of educational programs, networking events, giveaways and more that will all be part of November 2019 Smoky Mountain Gift Show.

ZAG Made in America Buying Tour 
Tour #1: Como Zoo by Terri Scheunemann | Wednesday, November 6th | 11 AM
Tour #2: Lead by Tommy Brown, St. Louis Zoo | Thursday, November 7th | 11 AM

Attending retailers and ZAG members will visit vendors on the show floor and learn tips and strategies to merchandise and sell Made in the USA products in their stores. A complimentary lunch will be provided to those that complete the tour. 

Exhibitors participating in tour:

  • Blair Cedar & Novelty Works, Inc. | 1302
  • California Clock Co. | 3001
  • Channel Craft  | 302
  • Deer Track Traders | 602
  • Dowdle Folk Art | 309
  • Gem Shop Inc., The | 1844
  • Graphics 4 Gear, LLC dba d'ears | 1833
  • House of Webster | 1512
  • Krasco Basket Company LLC | 4208
  • Kabana | 3219
  • Kalan L.P. | 3515
  • Mask US Inc | 815
  • North Country Wind Bells, Inc. | 3222
  • Penny Men, The | 1717
  • Purr-Fection By MJC | 3105
  • RexTooth Studios | 1740
  • The Rose Lady | 912
  • Rustic Ironwerks | 4204
  • Stickers by Sandstone | 1511
  • Stratman Apparel | 716-718
  • Swann Creative Design | 1735-1736
  • TGT, Inc. | 3403
  • Turdcules | 4308-4310
  • VisComm Publishing LLC | 4307
  • Wheel House Designs, Inc. | 4200-4202

NEW! ZAG Zootique Buying Tour | How to Bring Animal Themed Products Into Your Store And Then Into The Home
Lead by Tommy Brown | Friday, November 8th | 11 AM

Attending retailers and ZAG members will visit vendors on the show floor and learn tips and strategies to merchandise and sell animal themed products in their stores. This tour will also hold a special merchandising seminar with complimentary mimosas for buyers before the tour begins, and lunch will be provided to those that complete the tour. 

Exhibitors participating in tour:

  • Art For The Young At Heart | 4415
  • Cold River Mining Corporation | 805
  • Dodoland | 1514
  • Go Fun Face! | 200
  • Kalan L.P. | 3515
  • RexTooth Studios | 1740
  • Sea Creations | 3500
  • Turdcules | 4308-4310
  • Wildthings Snap-Ons | 3215-3217
  • World End Imports | 1014

Smoky Mountain Gift Show Party at Blaine’s Grille & Bar

All show attendees and exhibitors are invited to the annual show party immediately following the show. To gain entry to Blaine’s Grille and Bar in downtown Gatlinburg, all attendees and exhibitors must wear their show badge and present a valid photo ID. 21 and up only. (A valid photo ID can be a driver's license, state issued ID or passport. Paper ID's, damaged ID's and damaged driver's license will not be accepted. According to Tennessee state law, no exceptions will be made so please plan accordingly.)

Industry Spotlight Award Reception | Time: 5:30 pm | Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center, A & B Room 

The Smoky Mountain Gift Show will host a reception during the November 2019 Show to annouce the recipients of the newest gift and souvenir industry award, Clarion UX Spotlight Award. This new award shines a special spotlight on companies, organizations or individuals in 3 categories for leadership, career achievements, and best practices. 

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BUYER-FRIENDLY SERVICES & DOWN-HOME HOSPITALITY

Enjoy a full roster of programs and events at the November 2019 show, including:

►  NEW! MOUNTAIN MONEY MADNESS

On Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7, buyers can enter to win up to $1,000 cash!

►  THREE DAYS OF GOODY BAG GIVEAWAYS

Be one of the first 100 stores to check in at registration to receive a special tote bag filled with free gifts from many of the show’s exhibitors. We're handing out goody bags on Wednesday, November 6, Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8. Get here early to pick up a free goody bag. *One per company.

►  DAILY COFFEE & PASTRIES FROM 9 AM - 10 AM

Served in two locations - Mills Auditorium & Upstairs Meeting Room Level near Parkway Tower.

►  BEER, WINE & CHEESE EACH AFTERNOON FROM 4-5 PM

Served in two locations - Mills Auditorium & Upstairs Meeting Room Level near Parkway Tower.

►  GIFT BASKET GIVEAWAYS

Pick up your raffle entry form at the registration desk for a chance to win on the of the exhibitor-sponsored gift baskets during the show.

►  DAILY $100 CASH PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

Enter to win our daily $100 cash prize giveaway. Stop by the registration desk to pick up your entry form and fill it out for the chance to win one of three $100 cash prizes given away each day during the show.

►  SHOW SPECIALS

A number of exhibitors will be offering various savings on their lines and other discounts during all four days of the show. Check back soon for a complete listing of participating companies and special offers.