Knoxville,TN | March 9-11, 2018

Elevation Worship

John Gray


Preston Centuolo

Eddie James Ministries

GDS band

Brooke Simpson

Jim Raley

Reggie Dabbs

Smoky Mountain Schedule

Friday, March 9th

9:00 a.m. Registration Begins
5:30 p.m. Doors Open
6:00 p.m. Pre-Service
7:00 p.m. Session 1

Saturday, March 10th

4:30 p.m. Doors Open
5:00 p.m. Pre-Service
6:00 p.m. Session 2

Sunday, March 11th

9:00 a.m. Doors Open
9:30 a.m. Pre-Service
10:00 a.m. Session 3


Janurary 26-28 | Frontier Winterfest | Arlington, TX
February 2-3 | Southwest Winterfest | Flagstaff,AZ
February 2-4 | Premier Winterfest | Ocean City, MD
February 9-11 | Midwest Winterfest | Indianapolis, IN
February 16-18 | Northeast Winterfest | Rochester, NY
February 16-18 | Wild West Winterfest | Rapid City, SD
February 23-25 | Amplify Middle School Conference | Chattanooga, TN
February 23-25 | Rocky Mountain Winterfest | Granby, CO
February 23-25 | Ozark Winterfest | Branson,MO
March 2-4 | West Coast Winterfest | Ventura, CA
March 2-4 | Arcticfest | Anchorage, AK
March 23-25 | Sonfest | Orlando, FL


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What is Winterfest?

Long rides on a church van, great musical artists, fast-food, worship, cramped hotel rooms, supernatural encounters, laughter, powerful messages, friends, and wonderful memories are all images of Winterfest; a youth movement that annually reaches thousands across the country and around the world. For over 35 years now, Winterfest has been a consistent place where the lives, direction, and paths of young people are interrupted, influenced, and forever changed by the power of the Holy Spirit!

frequently asked questions

A. The cost is (same as last year!):
$142.00 per person if there are four or five people sharing a room,
$162.00 per person if there are three people sharing a room,
$192.00 per person if there are two people sharing a room,
$316.00 per person if there is only one person in the room.

*Regional Winterfest Prices Vary, Please see the Regional Links at the top of the page.

The cost includes two nights lodging and Winterfest tickets to all sessions.

A. A room for your bus driver is $190 for the two nights of Winterfest. This rate does not include tickets to any sessions. Your bus driver will be housed at the same location as your group unless you are specifically notified of other arrangements.
A. We will add a Thursday arrival to your group’s reservation for $95.00 per room. Your request for a Thursday arrival should be noted on your room list.
A. Yes. Once you have submitted your registration form and paid your $200.00 per room deposit for housing or purchased tickets you will receive a letter or e-mail from CSA (Convention Services Associates) confirming that we have received your payment and registration information. This correspondence will instruct you as to your next step in the registration process.
A.  After you have submitted your registration form and paid your deposit you must submit a room list for your group detailing who is staying in each room. (a room list form will be included in the confirmation of your $200.00 per room deposit or you can complete a room list online and submit the information online.) Based upon the room list information you submit CSA sets up an account for your group and calculates your balance due.  CSA will send you a “Balance Due Letter” after the January 27, 2017 deadline for adding or dropping rooms.  You may update your room list and make payments on your account at any time before the January 27, 2017 deadline.
A.  Registration for Smoky Mountain Winterfest begins at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning March 9, 2018.  There are two registration locations.  The primary registration site is at the arena where the event is held and this site is open from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. This is located in the lower level ticket office at the Thompson-Boling Arena. 
A second registration site will operate in Sevierville, TN from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Nascar Speedpark next to the Tanger Outlets Mall. If your group arrives after 4:00 p.m. then you will need to proceed to the arena to register. 
Also for your convenience registration will be set up Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., at the Nascar Speedpark next to the Tanger Outlets Mall, for those groups arriving on Thursday.
A. No. Your tickets to the event will be available only at registration.
A. Parking fees vary from $7-$15 depending upon the parking location.
A. Tickets are not mailed but are picked up at the onsite registration.
A. In the event of losing your bracelet, please report back to the ticket booth or registration areas.
A. Yes. The price for tickets without housing is $109.00 per ticket. A separate registration form is available for ticket purchases. Tickets may be purchased as long as seats are available.

*Regional Winterfest Prices Vary, Please see the Regional Links at the top of the page.

A. Yes. A limited number of reserved seats are available at $35.00 per seat. This price is in addition to the per person cost of Winterfest. With reserved seats your group is guaranteed seating in the designated section upon arrival in the arena. All other seats in the arena are general admission seating and are available on a first come first served basis upon arrival at the arena.
*Only Available at Smoky Mountain Winterfest
A. A $200.00 per room deposit is required to begin your registration process.  Please try to make this deposit by December 8, 2017. We understand that the number of rooms you initially register for is an estimate and the actual number of rooms may be adjusted until January 26, 2018 which is the final day to drop or add rooms.  The deposit amount will be applied to your total charges. Registrations are accepted as long as space is available.
A. CSA (Convention Services Associates) will send your “Housing Assignment Letter” approximately two weeks prior to your arrival.
A. Yes. All groups are assigned in chronological order based on the date of receipt of the $200.00 deposit and registration form. We will make the best effort to accommodate requests when your group is assigned. Not all hotels are used every year and it is possible that a particular hotel that is requested may not be used this year.
A. Payment must be made by church check or cash. In addition, church credit cards are accepted if you pay online. Personal checks or credit cards are not accepted because of the tax exempt nature of the Winterfest events.
A. Winterfest is geared toward high school and college age students but everyone is welcome!
A. The registration fee covers two nights hotel stay (Friday & Saturday) as well as passes for the weekend event. A $200.00 per room deposit is required to reserve rooms and register for Winterfest. This amount will be deducted from your total Winterfest costs. Your total Winterfest costs will be determined by your final room list.
A. Power Passes are available at Smoky Mountain Winterfest only and are full of coupons/discounts for the area.
A. Power Passes are sold through registration online only.
A. Handicap seating is available. Please make this request known during your registration process for further information.
A. Childcare is not provided.