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.