It's nearly Chili Cookoff time again in Gatlinburg.
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 18th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Downtown Gatlinburg.
A fireworks show choreographed with music in Downtown will ignite the debut of the second phase of the spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic tm lights, enhancing an evening of entertainment headlined by the return appearance of the fabulous Cornell Gunter Coasters and enriched by some of the best chili in the Smokies.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic tm has launched a new era of winter-long visual entertainment featuring all new, one-of-a-kind LED lighting displays along Gatlinburg's famous Downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two. The four-year, $1.5 million rollout of custom designed and fabricated lighting displays is marked by sections reminiscent of winter forests, romance, and evergreens. New in 2007 are displays of animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including deer, bears, foxes, squirrels, cougars and rabbits.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.