What: 25th Annual RC-MoonPie Festival ™
When: June 15, 2019 Saturday 7:00 am until 5:00 pm
Where: Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Who: Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce
Okay, are you ready for this? This is going to knock your socks off – can you believe that historic little Bell Buckle, Tennessee has been celebrating the famous dynamic duo that is RC Cola and MoonPie for a QUARTER CENTURY?!!! Celebrating in a big way too I might add; but you ain’t seen nothing yet! Twenty-five years is a BIG DEAL! So the 2019 Bell Buckle RC-MoonPie Festival will be the biggest deal yet, and Bell Buckle wants everyone to be a big deal with us as the celebration will be the best yet. There will be a reunion of friends that have made the last 25 years so remarkable. Every King and every Queen from years past is invited to return to their “kingdom” to bestow their best wishes on the momentous occasion. Some of the most popular moments from the last 25 years will also be called for an encore performance.
Bell Buckle is normally a quiet little town with friendly people and quaint shops, but boy oh boy does it go into high gear on the third Saturday in June with its quirky, wacky, crazy, and all other synonyms for its award winning RC-MoonPie Festival! Known as the first “fast food” meal, these two Southern traditions, RC and a MoonPie, are brought together for a grand celebration Bell Buckle style, and the original fast food would now be the most popular item on the value menu in today’s world!
Expect this year’s festival to be a celebration of all the things that make you smile. Music, food, entertainment, games, a parade, but most of all that feeling that you get when everything around you is happy, positive, embracing, and uplifting.
As the Bell Buckle sunrise streaks the sky, the festivities begin with the top notch certified 10 Mile and 5K runs. What a great way to start the day by running through the gentle rolling countryside course just to get to that finish line filled with tubs of ice cold RC Colas! All runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt, awards for division winners plus finisher medals for every finisher, and an award winning breakfast complete with, of course, RC’s and MoonPie’s. Honestly, after all that running, it’s the least we can do!
After the race, then things really get fun! Bell Buckle’s very own Davis and Dayle return to the stage, literally, providing entertainment that is not quite your run of the mill style of entertainment. Try not to wander too far from the stage when they’re on the mic as you’ll be sure to miss out on a moment that has everybody around you pealing in side splitting laughter. They are just that original, that good, and that kind of a crowd pleaser! The RC-MoonPie Parade is something out of a Norman Rockwell painting – the Color Guard, the 1950 Bell Buckle Fire Engine, the high school band, and so much more ending with the grand finale of the King(s) and Queen(s). The re-coronation of all that royalty should be a grand sight to behold. Bell Buckle has been flush with royalty – governors, country music stars, authors, songwriters, athletes, dignitaries, world champions, and more, and they are all Bell Buckle treasures to revere again. Additionally there are over 75 booths offering an array of art and crafts to meander through during the day.