Smoky Mountain Winterfest Events

Pigeon Forge Winterfest Lights

November 22, 2019

Draped in more than 5 million lights, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg create a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city's annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November through the end of February.

The Winterfest lights are turned on throughout the Smoky Mountains Tuesday, November 22, 2019.

Whether this is your first time to visit Pigeon Forge, or you’re making a return trip, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and friends.


Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff

November 6, 2019

Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Chili Cookoff presented by Bush's Chili Beans on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Gatlinburg. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment.

Participants in the Chili Cookoff will be competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award, Best Booth Presentation, Best Apron. While the street event is free, tickets for chili sampling are $10.