When I was younger my family and I spent a lot of time in Tennessee because that is where most of my mother's family lived.
In fact, one of my fondest memories is actually of visiting my great aunts that lived in Bell Buckle which is just an hour south of Nashville.
Although it has been many years since I've had the pleasure of visiting, Bell Buckle remains a place that I always recommend to any avid travelers as one of the most charming and welcoming towns you will ever have the chance to experience.
During our visits to Bell Buckle, we always had the famous combo of MoonPies and RC Cola. For anyone who hasn't been able to experience this combo, it is a MoonPie (two round graham cracker cookies that have marshmallow in the middle with chocolate topping and RC (basically Pepsi) which sounds odd but tastes delightful.
If you are going to visit Bell Buckle it is important to come during the R.C. Cola & Moonpie Festival. Yes, you heard me right, the townspeople are so ecstatic about their MoonPie's & RC Cola that they have devoted an entire day to the combination.
Over the last twenty-five years, the festival has taken place on the third Saturday of June. During this eccentric event, there is live bluegrass music, dancing, a parade, and most importantly, a ceremonial putting of the world's largest MoonPie.
For any individuals trying to live a balanced lifestyle and not start their day with sugar, there is an RC-Moonpie 10-Mile Run that takes place the morning of the festival. That way you can justify indulging in a Moonpie.
The R.C. Cola & Moonpie Festival is no joke. It has been featured in numerous publications such as Southern Living, The Travel Channel & USA Today and attracts visitors from all over the world.
If festivals aren't your cup of tea, Bell Buckle is also known for the delicious southern cuisine, amazing antique shops, and eccentric art shops.
Regardless of your preference, I guarantee that you will fall in love with this charming and quaint town. What do you think, have I convinced you to give Bell Buckle a visit?