International Biscuit Festival Takes Place May 14-16th

Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival is upon us once again. This year it takes place on May 14th-16th in Market Square. For three days, downtown Knoxville celebrates all things biscuit. Whether you’ve gone every year or this will be your first year, this is an event that you will not want to miss.

One of the most popular events is Biscuit Boulevard. It allows those that attend the event to sample five different biscuit creations. Tickets can be purchased for $10. Biscuit Boulevard is opens on May 16th from at 8:30 a.m. Biscuit Boulevard offers a great opportunity to taste delicious samples from the festival’s many vendors.

For the third time, Southern Living will kick off the festival with the two day Southern Food Writing Conference. For two days, attendees of the conference will hear from a range of speakers about food in the South along with Southern food traditions. The writer’s conference is open to any food blogger, writer, or food enthusiast.

Another very popular even is the Biscuit Baking Contest, which will be held on May 16th.  The Baking Contest has four categories of competition: savory biscuits, sweet biscuits, special biscuits, and student biscuits (participants must be under 18 years-old). Anyone who is a resident of the U.S. is able to compete and is able to submit multiple recipes. The competition is judged based on the deliciousness and presentation of each submission.

In addition, there are a wide array of other events included in this years International Biscuit Festival. There is a Biscuit Bazaar, live entertainment, a songwriting contest, and a Mr. and Miss Biscuit Pageant.

Have you been to the International Biscuit Festival before? Are you looking forward to going this year?