SEVIERVILLE SAVINGS: SALES TAX HOLIDAY
Shoppers rejoice! Tennessee’s sales tax holiday (July 31- August 2, 2020) is a great time to shop your favorite brands in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains for apparel, school supplies and some electronics – all while enjoying the fun of a Sevierville vacation. Whether you’re getting ready for back-to-school or simply refreshing your wardrobe, this is the perfect time to shop. Many retailers even hold sales during Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday that help shoppers save even more.
What stores can I find in Sevierville?
Sevierville, Tennessee is packed with well-known retailers and many unique specialty boutiques, too.
At Tanger Outlets Sevierville, you’ll find more than 100 high-end, name-brand outlet stores including Nike Outlet Store, Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, Under Armour and New Balance. Shoppers at Tanger Outlets Sevierville enjoy significant savings off quality merchandise all the time, but during Tax Free Weekend, expect to save even more! Not only will you save state and local sales tax (which totals out at 9.75%), you’ll also save big at participating stores through the TangerStyle sale (July 30 – August 30, 2020) which starts just before Tennessee’s Tax Free Weekend begins. Visit TangerStyle beginning July 30 to download coupons or visit Tanger Shopper Services to pick up the free coupons when you arrive. For right now, remember that Tanger’s temporary hours are 11am-7pm daily and they are offering in-person, curbside, or virtual shopping. Learn more here.
Bass Pro Outdoor World is another store well worth a visit. Shop this outdoor megastore for a wide variety of gear to help you enjoy the great outdoors and shop tax free on qualifying apparel. While there, plan to see something unique. The store is home to a massive aquarium tank aerated by a spectacular waterfall. Local fish species, including bass, catfish and more, are represented inside the tank. On Tuesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 2pm, the outfitters feed the fish while presenting interesting and educational facts. Learn about Sevierville’s world-class fishing – then grab a Tennessee fishing license in store and make plans to spend a little time on the water. Bass Pro Sevierville hours are Monday – Saturday 9am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 7pm.
Smoky Mountain Knife Works is one store you have to see to believe. Billed as the world’s largest knife store, it’s packed with unique cutlery, kitchen gadgets, authentic relics and museum quality displays. While shopping this must-see store, you’ll also find a great selection of apparel that qualifies for Tennessee’s sales tax holiday.
Shopping Sevierville isn’t only about making stops at the largest stores, you’ll also find treasures at local retailers. Ogle Brothers General Store is a new retail experience in Sevierville that features high end outdoor apparel brands, handmade pottery, a candy kitchen and more. Plan to browse their trendy T-shirts (including Smokey the Bear logo merch and plenty of big foot gear) and stock up on fun clothes you can dress up or down.
Make a plan to hit a few more boutiques along the way, too. Loralei’s Boutique and BAAK Boutique both feature women’s clothing and accessories. Browse the full list of stores that are Sevierville Chamber of Commerce members.
More than stores
Sevierville is known for shopping, but this mountain town is also famous for family fun and outdoor adventure. While taking advantage of great deals during tax free weekend, you can also mark a thing or two off your bucket list, make plans to visit fun museums, or splash the days away at our indoor and outdoor waterpark resorts.
One place to be sure and visit is Sevierville’s newest attraction, Soaky Mountain Waterpark. This 50-acre waterpark attraction opened at the end of June 2020 and features thrilling waterslides, a not-so-lazy river (think tubing rapids instead of a quiet float trip), and a first-of-its-kind watercoaster. Families with younger children will also appreciate the kids’ play areas and scaled down waterslides that are smaller versions of the thrill rides found throughout the park.
If waterparks aren’t exactly your thing, make plans to rev your engine at NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountain’s family-friendly go kart tracks, explore Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo, or bounce around at Sevier Air Trampoline & Ninja Warrior Park. Of course, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains, too. Plan a leisurely hike with beautiful views or set aside an hour or two for relaxing by a mountain stream. Explore more Sevierville area attractions here.
Your Guide to Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
What is tax free?
Just what is tax free during Tennessee’s sales tax holiday? Beginning at 12:01am on Friday, July 31 and ending on Sunday, August 2 at 11:59pm, Tennessee has declared a tax-free holiday weekend focused on clothing and other back to school related merchandise.
What types of clothing purchases qualify for the tax-free exemption?
✔ General apparel items that costs $200 or less per item, such as shirts, pants, socks, shoes, dresses, etc.
Clothing purchases that do not qualify include:
❌ Apparel items priced at more than $200
❌ Items sold together, such as shoes, cannot be split up to stay beneath the $200 maximum
❌ Items such as jewelry, handbags, or sports and recreational equipment
What types of school supplies qualify for the tax-free exemption?
✔ School and art supplies with a purchase price of $200 or less per item, such as binders, books, backpacks, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, and rulers, and art supplies such as glazes, clay, paints, drawing pads, and artist paintbrushes
School supply purchases that do not qualify include:
❌ School and art supplies individually priced at more than $200
❌ Items that are normally sold together cannot be split up to stay beneath the $200 maximum
What types of electronics qualify for the tax-free exemption?
✔ Computers for personal use with a purchase price of $3,000 or less
✔ Tablets, smart phones and electronic readers with a purchase price of $3,000 or less
✔ Televisions and video game consoles with a purchase price of $3,000 or less
Electronics that do not qualify include:
❌ Storage media, like flash drives and compact discs
❌ Individually purchased software
❌ Printer supplies
❌ Household appliances
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