Schedule of events for 2019 Newport Winter Festival

The 31st Annual Newport Winter Festival, touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza”, returns February 15th-24th, 2019 throughout Newport and Newport County.

Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Highlighted events include the Chili Cook-Off, 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown, Princess Party and exciting, fun concerts by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitudes and more!

For tickets, updates, and more information, visit www.newportwinterfestival.com.

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WINTER FEST FOOD COMPETITIONS

Newport Winter Festival wants to make sure you don’t go hungry during Winter Festival, check out some of the food competitions they have going on and bring your appetite!

CHILI COOK-OFF

Saturday, February 16th 11am-3:30pm:

The 24th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Samuel Adams

Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport). Winter heats up as area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town! Bring your appetite, sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili!  Enjoy Sam Adams specials. Admission: $10/$8 w/ bracelet. Children (6-10) $4/$2 w/bracelet. Children under 5 Free! To enter your chili call 401.847.7666. 

Free Trolley Saturday Feb 16th For the Chili Cook-Off! It will begin running from 11:15am and end at 3:45pm. It will make continuous loops with stops at The Newport Gateway Center, The Newport Harbor Hotel, and in front of The Red Parrot taking you to Gurney’s Resort!

Mac & Cheese Smackdown! 

Saturday, February 23rd 11:30am-3:30pm:

2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown!

Gurney’s Resort, 1 goat Island (Formerly Hyatt Regency Newport)

Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest! Come sample all the hot and cheesy goodness and vote for your favorite! $14.00/$10.00 w/ Winter Fest Bracelet, Children: (4-10) $9.00/$5.00 w/Bracelet Children: (Under 4) free

Free Trolley Saturday Feb 23rd For the Mac & Cheese Smackdown! It will begin running from 11:45am and end at 3:45pm. It will make continuous loops with stops at The Newport Gateway Center, The Newport Harbor Hotel, and in front of The Red Parrot taking you to Gurney’s Resort!

Burger Bender

February 15th-24th, Because not all burgers are created equal…

The Newport Burger Bender is a simple “best burger” contest taking place Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 at participating restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties.

Area restaurants are throwing their buns in the ring with the hopes of being crowned the Best Burger in Newport. (click here to see this years competing burgers). Try one. Try some. Try them all. Then vote for your favorite by clicking on the burger below and submitting your simple voting form. Voting begins February 15th and ends February 25th. You’ll be automatically entered to win one of our daily giveaways throughout the Burger Bender contest. The restaurant with the burger that gets the most votes will be crowned the winner.

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