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2017 Biscuit Baking Contest Press Release:

The International Biscuit Festival 2017 Southern Biscuit® Baking Contest Invites Recipe Submissions

February 17, 2017


CONTACT:  Chris Kahn, Chair – International Biscuit Festival Biscuit Baking Contestentries@biscuitfest.com

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – The International Biscuit Festival has begun accepting recipe submissions for the 2017 International Biscuit Festival Biscuit Baking Contest sponsored by Southern Biscuit®, to be held May 20, 2017 in downtown Knoxville. The International Biscuit Festival has received national recognition as one of the best food events in the United States. More than 20,000 Biscuit lovers will fill downtown Knoxville to enjoy the Biscuit Baking Contest and other “must see” events of the Festival!

The four categories of competition are Sweet Biscuits, Savory Biscuits, Special Biscuits and Student Biscuits. The Special category is for those Biscuits that are over the top and incredibly imaginative. The Student category features the next generation of bakers and is for entrants 18 and younger.  Each category will have three finalists chosen from all of the submitted recipes and those bakers will be invited to bake live in front of our panel of celebrity judges and an audience of Biscuit lovers.  The Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from the winners of the four Biscuit categories.  

Want to be a part of this year’s Biscuit Baking Contest? Send us your best Biscuit recipe and enter to win it all!  Last year’s champion, Texas-based Matt Sandbank won with his “Take-All-My-Cares-Away, Almond Caraway!” Biscuit.

“We always look forward to the creativity that goes into the recipes we receive. We anticipate the 2017 season to continue to impress us in all categories,” said Chris Kahn, reigning chair of the  Biscuit Baking Contest. 

Biscuit Baking Contest applications are available online at www.biscuitfest.com. Submissions will be accepted from February 1, 2017 until midnight on April 16, 2017. Finalists will be notified and scheduled for the live competition at the Festival in downtown Knoxville, TN.

For more information about the International Biscuit Festival, go to www.biscuitfest.com or email entries@biscuitfest.com.