As the air gets cooler, spicy foods like chili become more appealing. Stop by the city of Gatlinburg and find your favorite chili of all time at the Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cook-off. This special fall event takes place November 10th and features a dazzling LED lights program, live music from talented artists in the area, and lots of chili. There is also a hot chili eating contest during the evening, so come prepared for the challenge if you think you can beat the heat and outeat the other contestants. It’s a night in Gatlinburg that exemplifies the charm and friendliness the area is known for.
While you’re in the area, make sure to see some of the area’s other great attractions with the Blue Ridge Activity Pass. This pass gives you admission to over 30 attractions including the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, and Smoky Mountain Jet Boats. Your pass also includes savings on dining, shopping, and additional attractions. It’s a pass that saves you money and allows you to get a variety of fun activities for your vacation.
You can’t visit the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area without taking in one of their legendary shows. The Dixie Stampede is a classic family favorite in the area. This dinner and show combination features delicious Southern-style foods like rotisserie chicken and corn on the cob as well as a thrilling show. Horses and their trick riders will compete in the arena while you get to cheer them on. Nobody is left out of the excitement with this dinner show!