How We Started

The International Biscuit Festival began in 2009 by a group of local Biscuit lovers who wanted to share Knoxville’s Biscuit heritage with the world.  What started as a fun gathering for friends and family has grown into a nationally recognized food festival.

In 2012, the Southern Food Writing Conference was added to the schedule to bring together authors, chefs, publishers, publicists and others who love Southern food and those who write about it.  Each year, the Conference brings together a stellar group of speakers in an intimate setting to share their passion for writing about food in the South.

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The Biscuit Team

Members of Last year's biscuit team: (From Left to Right) Grace Mcmichael, biscuit intern; john craig, megan lange, adam major, event coordinator

Members of Last year's biscuit team: (From Left to Right) Grace Mcmichael, biscuit intern; john craig, megan lange, adam major, event coordinator

John Craig, Biscuit Boss
Lindsey Collins, Event Coordinator
Chris Kahn, Biscuit Baking Contest Chair
Beth Meadows, Biscuit Art Committee
Mike Berry, Biscuit Art Committee
Jessie Bailin, Volunteer Coordinator
Lane Latimer & Emily Breeden, Biscuit Interns


A Look Back at Past Biscuit Fests