Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Bell Buckle, Tennessee, with a population of 3,359, is located in Bedford County, TN and 44.1 miles from Nashville. Bell Buckle, a railroad village of preserved and restored Victorian homes and churches is nestled among the hills, farmland and Walking Horse country of Bedford County, Tennessee.
Bell Buckle is known for its antiques, quilts, handmade crafts, country music, home-cooking and Southern hospitality. Thousands of visitors are drawn each year to visit its quaint downtown shops and eateries and participate in annual festivals.
Bell Buckle is the home of Webb School, a world-renowned college preparatory boarding and day school built in the late 1880s.
The closest airport is Bomar Field-Shelbyville Municipal Aiport (SYI).
Bell Buckle, Tennessee was established around 1807.
Festivals in Bell Buckle:
• RC and Moon Pie Festival - This festival is held the third Saturday in June. A four-foot diameter, 14-inch-thick Moon Pie layered with marshmallow, graham cracker cookie and chocolate, is served to hundreds of attendees. Other festival activities include a watermelon seed-spitting contest, a 10-mile run, Moon Pie Hoops and the RC Dash.
The Moon Pie Hoops contest requires participants to drink and RC Cola and eat a Moon Pie while hula-hooping. Participants in the RC Dash have to place an open can of RC Cola on the palm of their hand and run from one point to another.
A Moon Pie Discus Throw is to see who can throw a Moon Pie the furthest.
The Moon Pie festival includes a craft show, bluegrass and country music, cloggers, and crowning of the RC and Moon Pie King and Queen.
Over twenty food booths offer Southern-style barbecue to fresh-squeezed lemonade and deep-fried Moon Pies.
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