November 4-7, 2020 | Gatlinburg Convention Center

HOSPITALITY & EVENTS

HOSPITALITY & EVENTS

ZAG Made in America Buying Tour 
Tour #1: Led by Terri Scheunemann, Como Zoo | Wednesday, November 6th | 11:00 AM
Tour #2: Lead by Tommy Brown, St. Louis Zoo | Thursday, November 7th | 11:00 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. 

 




 

Wednesday, November 6 - Tour Schedule

  • Channel Craft | 302
  • Dowdle Folk Art | 309
  • Deer Track Traders | 602
  • Stratman Apparel | 716
  • MASK US Inc | 815
  • Rose Lady, The | 912
  • Blair Cedar & Novelty Works Inc | 1302
  • Stickers by Sandstone | 1511
  • House of Webster | 1512
  • Penny Men, The 1717
  • Swann Creative Design | 1735
  • RexTooth Studios | 1740
  • d'ears Inc | 1833
  • Gem Shop Inc, The | 1844

Thursday November 7 - Tour Schedule

  • Starz Puzzles | 2012
  • California Clock Co | 3001
  • Kabana | 3219
  • North Country Wind Bells Inc | 3222
  • TGT Inc | 3403
  • P. Graham Dunn | 3506
  • Kalan L.P. | 3515
  • Wheel House Designs, Inc | 4200
  • Rustic Ironwerks | 4204
  • Krasco Basket Company LLP | 4208
  • VisComm Publishing LLC | 4307
  • Turdcules | 4308
     

 

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
  • Kabana | 3319
  • Kalan L.P. | 3515
  • Krasco Basket Company | 4208
  • Mask US Inc | 815
  • North Country Wind Bells, Inc. | 3222
  • P. Graham Dunn | 3506
  • Penny Men, The | 1717
  • RexTooth Studios | 1740
  • Rose Lady, The | 912
  • Rustic Ironwerks | 4204
  • Starz Puzzles LLC | 2012
  • 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
Led by Tommy Brown | Friday, November 8th | 11:00 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
  • Madd Capp Games | 3415
  • RexTooth Studios | 1740
  • RFBF / Green Street Cotton Dye Ink | 308
  • 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 | Thursday, November 7th | 5:30 PM

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 | Wednesday, November 6th | 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 Events 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 | WIN UP TO $1,000 CASH ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Pick up an entry form at the Smoky Mountain Gift Show Registration desk, fill it out and drop it off in the ballot box located in the Mills Auditorium. Show Management will draw names on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7 and invite the lucky buyer to spin our prize wheel for a chance to win up to $1,000 cash. One entry per buyer per day.

►  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 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Start your day by enjoying complimentary coffee and doughnuts each morning in the Mills Auditorium & Upstairs Meeting Room Level near Parkway Tower.

►  ALL DAY COFFEE BAR

If you miss the daily coffee and pastries, don’t worry! Enjoy a pick-me up on us, we will have a coffee bar all day at Parkway Tower.

►  BEER, WINE & CHEESE EACH AFTERNOON | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come back to Mills Auditorium each afternoon to relax, unwind and “sit for a spell” while also enjoying complimentary beer, wine and cheese. 

►  GIFT BASKET GIVEAWAYS

Pick up your raffle entry form, fill it out and drop it off at the ballot box located in Mills Auditorium 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, fill it out and drop it off in the ballot box located in Mills Auditorium for the chance to win one of three $100 cash prizes given away each day during the show. One entry per buyer per day. Show Management will contact winners by phone at the end of each day.

►  SHOW SPECIALS

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