The number of Knoxville’s special events and festivals are, thankfully, growing.
One newcomer to the scene is the second annual International Biscuit Festival! This Thursday through Saturday (May 26-28), head downtown to celebrate one of the best parts of Southern cuisine. Over 3,000 people attended the festival in 2010, and they’re expecting an even larger crowd this year.
From multiple types of biscuits to jams for sale to biscuit-inspired artwork, there’s a bit of something for everyone. For music lovers, the festival starts with the Cleverlys at the Square Room and ends with the Black Lillies with Tift Merritt at the Bijou Theatre.
The full schedule can be found here, but below is Knoxify’s rundown of the not-to-miss-events. While some events are free, you should check the website to buy any needed tickets in advance.
Friday, May 27th:
- 7:00 P.M. – Biscuit Benefit Fundraiser at the S&W (Hosted by Blackberry Farm, proceeds benefit Second Harvest. $150)
Saturday, May 28th:
- Be sure to swing by the vendor area on Clinch Avenue (9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) and the tasting area on Market Street (10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.). $5 will get you five tastings.
- 1:00 P.M. – Biscuit Bake Off at the Biscuit Big Top Tent (folks will compete in four categories: traditional, dessert, most creative, and kids’)
- 2:00 P.M. – Miss and Mr. Biscuit Pageant at the Krutch Park Tent (folks will be judged on: Biscuit Making Fashion, Poise, and a Biscuit-related Talent)
Be sure to friend them on Facebook and Twitter for updates/news. Have fun at the festival? Be sure and buy the poster from Yee Haw Industries, a local print shop on Gay Street.