Friday, September 23, 2011

Knoxville to Host Heart Disease Festival.......

It has been announced in the Knoxville News-Sentinel that Knoxville has been chosen to host the first annual Heart Disease Festival.  As reported by News-Sentinel reporter Kevin Saylor, the event will take place Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Knoxville already hosts the International Biscuit Festival and the Bacon Fest. 

The Heart Disease Festival will focus on the positive aspects of Heart Disease---like the joys of overeating and the great taste of junk food.  Festival organizers say that the media is biased in reporting only the negative side of heart disease, like it being the leading cause of death in the United States.

Festival officials have planned an overeating contest, and a surgeon will perform a bypass procedure onstage.  There will also be musical acts by Meat Loaf and The Strokes.

There will also be a record number of portable toilets on hand.  A good time should be had by all.


  1. Wow! Only in East Tennessee!

    When is the Bacon Fest? I want to be there for that one!

  2. A worthy cause and I hope it makes people thing. Too many over eat.I don't know what to think of the bypass on stage? How clean is that?

  3. G'day Clint, Firstly - I want to say THANK YOU for always stopping by my blog and leaving kind and thoughtful comments. You my friend, are indeed a bucket filler!!! :)

    I love the idea the organisers have come up with, how wonderful to hear about focusing on the positives instead of the negatives. Kudos to them!

    My favourite sweet treat is Baklava... Yum- diddly-scrumptious!

    Have a fun weekend!

  4. I love the surprise places your blog leads me. I'm pretty sure there are places in South Texas that would love to host a festival such as this.

    I never knew they made gummy clogged arteries...

  5. Give me a biscuit with red eye gravy, butter, country ham, scrambled eggs,cheese grits, molasses, cream in my coffee, etc.

    Just kiddin'! I'm working too hard to not eat the above.

  6. Oh my God.... a overeating contest...hopefully the are not going to XXXXXXX.

    Looking forward for some fotos :-)))

    Have a nice weekend and take care


  7. Ha! Sounds like fun to me. Is it free or do I need to buy a ticket?

    God bless and have a nice day. :-)

    BTW, Thanks for your recent comment on my Bounty Hunters post.

  8. You have the most interesting things in your neck of the woods. I can't even fathom attending an eating fest, I'm the type of a person who doesn't even like going to smorgs because I never eat my money's worth. Will you be partaking in the festival? I hope so, I'd like to know the positive aspects of eating unhealthy.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Sounds good to me, why not?

    Thank you for your visit and your comments on my blog and may God bless you,

  10. Doesn't anyone know this is a JOKE? Heart Disease Festival?

  11. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I knew it was a joke! ;) Detecting sarcasm through the written word is an acquired art. ;)

    Ever hear the old proverb: "Eat well! Stay fit! Die anyway!!" Bwahahahah!!!!