We want to make sure you don't go hungry during Winter Festival, check out the some of the food competitions we have going on and bring your appetite!


Saturday, February 15th 11am-3:30pm:

The 25th 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. To enter your chili call 401.847.7666. 


Free Trolley Saturday Feb 15th 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 22nd 11:00am-3:30pm:

3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown!

Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave

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! 

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Burger Bender

February 14th-23rd, Because not all burgers are created equal...

The Newport Burger Bender is a simple "best burger" contest taking place Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 23, 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. 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 14th and ends February 23rd. 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.