International Biscuit Festival

For the International Biscuit Festival, the WATE 6 On Your Side digital team¬†created web only content to give the viewers a glimpse behind the scenes.¬†We live tweeted the event using the festival’s hashtag #BiscuitFest; conducted on-camera interviews of biscuit makers about their special dish for online “mini-packs;” and posted photos on the station’s Instagram with the hashtag #BiscuitFestival.

Biscuit Love in Nashville, Tennessee created a dessert biscuit called “The Gertie.” This buttermilk biscuit was topped with carmamelized banana jam and peanut butter, topped with chocolate gravy (a sauce made of flour) and crunched pretzles. (Click on the image to see the web story.)

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We asked owner Sarah Worley what brought her to Knoxville and what she looked forward to at he International Biscuit Festival.

Gourmet Market in west Knoxville created a new biscuit just for the International Biscuit Festival. It’s called the “Big Nasty.” It’s a cathead biscuit with a fried chicken breast, tomato, basil, fried egg and smothered in a ghost pepper cheese and chipotle cream sauce. (Click on the image to view the web story.)

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In the interview, we talk to organizers about their featured biscuit.

Due to our social media coverage and interaction with festival-goers, @6News along with #biscuitfest @biscuitfestival were trending in the Knoxville area.

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Outside of the social media and web-only content produced for the International Biscuit Festival, I created a Storify with pictures from Instagram and tweets to create a multimedia story.

Click here to view my Storify about the International Biscuit Festival.