Sample delicious chili, enjoy live entertainment and celebrate the kick off Gatlinburg’s famous Winterfest at the Annual Gatlinburg Winterfest Kickoff and Chili Cookoff. Presented by Bush’s Chili Beans, this event hosts cooks and chili creators creating their famous homemade chili onsite. Festival attendees can enjoy live entertainment and chili samples to mark the beginning of this special season. This annual event, hosted by the City of Gatlinburg, will be held downtown on November 10th from 5-8pm. This yearly event celebrates the time-honored tradition of a friendly cooking competition as well as the official lighting of the thousands of twinkling lights that will adorn the city of Gatlinburg all winter long!