The International Biscuit Festival has begun accepting recipe submissions for the 2013 International Biscuit Festival Biscuit Bake Off, to be held May 18, 2013 in downtown Knoxville. The International Biscuit Festival was recently selected the #1 Food Festival in the U.S. by The Biscuit Bake Off is one of the “must see” events of the Festival!

Want to be a part of this year’s Bake Off? Send  your best Biscuit recipe and enter to win it all! Last year’s champion, Elizabeth Blanchard from Spartanburg, South Carolina won with her Cajun Tater Biscuits. Elizabeth said of the Bake Off: “It was a wonderful experience for me and my family. Everyone was extremely helpful and encouraging. It was a remarkable day full of memories!”

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.

“We have had a tremendously creative selection of Biscuit entries for the first two years of this fun, fun festival. We anticipate the 2013 season of competition to be even more original, outrageous and delicious,” said Chris Kahn, chair of the 2013 Biscuit Bake Off.

Bake Off applications are available online at Submissions will be accepted from February 1, 2013 until midnight on April 22, 2013. 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