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The Biscuit Festival in Knoxville was started in May 2010. This past year the event took occurred on May 27th-28th in Market Square. After only one year, the event nearly tripled its attendance attracting 15,000 to 20,000 people.
Guests of the International Biscuit Festival could purchase a ticket for $5.00 and sample five different recipes from any of the twenty participating restaurants and bakers. Guests can also purchase biscuits from any of the participating vendors.
The event offers a wide variety of activities for guests in attendance, among the most popular activities are the bake off and the benefit dinner.
The Biscuit Bake Off has four categories of competition: traditional biscuits, dessert biscuits, most creative biscuits, and kid’s biscuits (participants must be under 16-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.
The Biscuit Benefit Dinner was hosted by Blackberry Farm this year, with guest Michelle Berstein, a award-winning chef on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. The proceeds from the dinner go to benefit the charities Share Our Strength and Second Harvest, who work to eliminate child hunger in the U.S. The dinner was new this year and tickets to the event were sold out.
The festival also includes a Mr. and Mrs. Biscuit Competition, live music, song writing contest about biscuits, and a bazaar.
The Knoxville International Biscuit Festival is one of the many great events occurring in Knoxville. If you’re thinking about moving to Knoxville or want more information about why living in Knoxville is great, please feel to contact me with any question at 865-696-9002 or via email [email protected]
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