KNOXVILLE, TENN. – The International Biscuit Festival has begun accepting recipe submissions for the 2015 International Biscuit Festival Biscuit Baking Contest, to be held May 16, 2015 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, Erin Carlini won with her Chesapeake Bay Biscuits.

“We are always amazed at the creativity that goes into the recipes we receive. We anticipate the 2015 season to be even more inventive, ingenious and scrumptious,” said Chris Kahn, chair of the 2015 Biscuit Baking Contest.

Biscuit Baking Contest applications are available online at  Submissions will be accepted from February 1, 2015 until midnight on April 21, 2015. 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 or contact Chris Kahn at