Biscuit Fest 2014 takes over downtown Knoxville

Biscuit Fest 2014 takes over downtown Knoxville

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Thousands of biscuit-lovers packed the streets for the fifth annual event, all to get their taste buds on the classic southern fare. Thousands of biscuit-lovers packed the streets for the fifth annual event, all to get their taste buds on the classic southern fare.
There were biscuit-lovers of all ages on Market St. Saturday, temporarily named Biscuit Blvd. There were biscuit-lovers of all ages on Market St. Saturday, temporarily named Biscuit Blvd.
From sweet to savory and everything in between, Biscuit Boulevard had something for everyone. From sweet to savory and everything in between, Biscuit Boulevard had something for everyone.
Knoxville, TN - By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The 2014 International Biscuit Festival, going on all weekend long in downtown Knoxville, saw its largest turnout ever at Saturday’s biscuit tasting event.

Biscuit Fest virtually took over downtown, even renaming Market St. “Biscuit Boulevard” for the day.

Thousands of biscuit-lovers packed the streets for the fifth annual event, all to get their taste buds on the classic southern fare.

"It's all about the biscuits,” said Julie Dalby of Knoxville.

"Southern. Biscuits. What else could you want,” said Dan Gaubas of Knoxville.

There were dozens of variations to try as more than 20 restaurants and bakeries from across the region offered up their very best variations.

"We're serving up sour cream biscuits and sweet potato biscuits,” said Stacey Eames of Atlanta’s Highland Bakery.

"You get a lot of variety just going up and down this street,” said Daubas.

From sweet to savory and everything in between, Biscuit Boulevard had something for everyone.

"Fried steak on a biscuit with some tomato and arugula and a tomato based cream sauce,” said Dalby. “It's not just your typical sausage biscuit or biscuit with butter and jelly."

With such high turnout, downtown was a virtual sea of biscuit fans.

"Oh my gosh so much fun! I can't believe the turnout Knoxville has for this,” said Eames.

At times, that made for long lines that stretched around the block.

But for folks we talked to, they didn’t mind the wait, just so long as it ended with the biscuit of their choice in hand.

"Wall to wall but it's worth it,” said Gaubus.

The International Biscuit Festival continues through May 18.

For a full rundown of events, visit their website.

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