Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Chili Beans


November 7, 2018




Downtown Gatlinburg


715 Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Toll Free: 1-800-588-1817

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, November 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.  Festival-goers will enjoy free, live entertainment offered throughout the event.

Bush’s Best Stage:
Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier at 5:15 pm
The Petty Hearts at 6:15 pm

All Sauced-Up Stage:
Hot Chili Eating Contest at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm

Food Vendors:


The entertainment this year is The Petty Hearts—The National Tom Petty Tribute Show

The Petty Hearts are a nationally touring Tom Petty tribute band celebrating the life and musical legacy of Tom Petty’s amazing 40-year career in rock and roll. The Petty Hearts perform faithful renditions of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ extensive catalog including dozens of his best known Top 40 hits along with some deeper album cuts Petty rarely played live. The Petty Hearts have performed across the country before thousands of music fans at festivals, performing arts theaters, amphitheaters and nightclubs. The band has headlined at venues affiliated with Live Nation, iHeart Radio, the Hard Rock Café, House of Blues, the Miami Marlins, the Miami Dolphins, state fairs and dozens of municipalities. The Petty Hearts are also the only Tom Petty tribute invited to play the national Beatle fans convention known as Abbey Road on the River.

Online ticket sales have ended. You can purchase tickets at the gate.

Looking for a special event or festival? Gatlinburg is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts shows, special concerts, food festivals, or holiday parades, Gatlinburg hosts a wide range of events in every season. Come join us for exciting celebrations throughout the year!