About the Area

Lenoir City is the Lakeway to the Smokies. Only a short distance from many East Tennessee tourist attractions… 30 minutes southwest of Knoxville via I-75 south or U.S. 11… 45 minutes south of Oak Ridge, the Atomic City and home of the American Museum of Science and Energy via Scenic Route 321… 1 1/2 hours northwest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park via Knoxville or Maryville/Alcoa (Scenic Route 321)… 3 hours east of Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry via I-40 east… 2 hours northeast of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Aquarium via I-75 north.

The Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival is within one day’s drive of at least 40% of the country’s population. This year, make it part of your vacation trip.

Loudon County Chamber of Commerce (865) 458-2067

The Knoxville News Sentinel

Loudon County Visitors Bureau (865) 986-6822

Parking for cars and boats

The peninsula is accessible by car and boat; however, during Festival weekend parking is very limited. Boats may be secured to a dock adjacent to the park and full docking and fuel service are offered at Fort Loudoun Marina, just a short walk from the peninsula.

Ample parking is available onsite, with shuttle buses running continuously to transport festival goers from festival parking to the event. Buses start running at 8:45 on Saturday and 9:45 on Sunday. Handicap parking will be available.

Excellent motels, restaurants and camping facilities are nearby for our out-of-town exhibitors and guests. Click here for a list of local accommodations.