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Gatlinburg, Winterfest

Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff

Thursday, November 11, 2021 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff




Thursday, November 11 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm