For more than 30 years, the city of Gatlinburg has celebrated the beginning of Winterfest with its annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Beans. The tradition continues with live entertainment and mouth watering chili sampling, with mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous.
City leaders will participate in an official lighting ceremony for Smoky Mountain Winterfest that features millions of twinkling lights adorning Gatlinburg Winter Magic light displays throughout the city.
More specific information about the 2023 event will be added once it becomes available.
Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration
When the leaves have fallen and the air turns crisp, it’s time for Smoky Mountain Winterfest to make the mountains sparkle. Winterfest will be here before you know it! It's time to start planning fo...Read More