Do you have a hankering for a piping hot bowl of chili? You’re in luck, because the Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff is right around the corner! Expert chefs from some of the area’s best restaurants will be in downtown Gatlinburg on November 13th to share their chili creations and compete for prizes. This annual event will also mark the beginning of the holiday season by switching on millions of LED christmas lights throughout the city. Located minutes away from our Gatlinburg condos, this is one event you do not want to miss!
A Heated Competition
Who makes the best chili in Gatlinburg? That’s for you to decide! Guests at the Chili Cookoff will have the chance to sample chili from over twenty chefs. Once you’ve tried the mild, the spicy, and everything inbetween, you can cast your vote for your favorite bowl. In addition to the People’s Choice Award, competitors will also be judged by a panel of experts to win prizes for Best Presentation, Best Chili Apron and Best Chili.
Chili Eating Contest
One of the highlights of the event is the chili eating contest. Brave souls who enter this competition will eat chili that gets hotter and hotter with each round. You’ll laugh and cringe as these hungry heroes eat chili until they are red in the face!
The Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff will be held on the downtown Parkway from 5 pm to 8 pm on November 13th. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
After eating your fill of chili, you will be ready to relax in one of our Gatlinburg condos. The Highlands has the most spectacular view of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. All of our condos feature romantic stone fireplaces, relaxing whirlpool tubs and private balconies. Visit our Specials page to learn how you can save over $300 on your next vacation!