RC Moon Pie Festival

Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce RC-Moon Pie Festival

Saturday, June 16, 2018.

 The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce’s annual RC-Moon Pie Festival is  held annually on the third Saturday in June.  This wacky, fun for the  whole family event celebrates the South’s original fast food – an ice  cold RC Cola and a fresh MoonPie.  Smiling visitors from all over the  world (we can prove it cause there’s a “who travelled the furtherest  contest!) stream into the downtown area where they find plenty of music,  cloggers, weird and knee slapping fun contests, MoonPie games, and a  colorful parade just to name a few of the many things that occur  throughout the day.  This grand old-fashioned celebration invites snack  lovers from all over the world to enjoy a jam packed day of fun for the  whole family.

 The historic town has been known for antiques, arts/crafts, and great  food for many years.  But in 1994, the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce  began exploring ideas to increase foot traffic during the summer months.   The idea for the Festival first began as a way to celebrate the 75th  anniversary of the Moon Pie and to bring new visitors to Bell Buckle  (population 405).  Bell Buckle’s Rodney Simmons called John Campbell of  Chattanooga Bakery to see if the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce could  throw Moon Pie a Birthday Party.  Little could anyone have expected what  a huge event this would become! The Festival has been featured on the  Travel Channel, Tennessee Crossroads, Southern Living, Food Network  Magazine, USA Today, and many others.

 The day begins with the RC-MoonPie 10 Mile Run with a limit of the first  1,000 runners to register taking part in the certified race on the  scenic but challenging course.  All pre-registered runners are  guaranteed a race shirt, and at the completion of the race all runners  are invited to enjoy a complimentary breakfast that has been said to be  one of the best around with biscuits and the fixings, fruit, and of  course, RC’s and MoonPies!  After the runners are cheered in, the festivities begin.  The stage is  always abuzz with music, laughter, and entertainment that defies logic.   The parade is a perennial crowd favorite culminating in the crowing of  the King and Queen of the Festival.  The coronation is followed by games  for all ages and the grand finale – the cutting of the World’s Largest  MoonPie – free dessert for all!  Three Southern Treasures in one day – RC Colas, MoonPies, and Historic  Bell Buckle, Tennessee.  Close to home but a world a way.

Moon Pie 10-Mike Run


About This Activity


A beautiful countryside certified course with the charm of a  small town and the excitement of a big race!  The Bell Buckle RC Cola  MoonPie certified 10 Mile Run is a perennial runner favorite for 22  years!  We are excited to announce a brand new certified 5K FUN RUN. At  the pictureque finish line, each participant will enjoy a full breakfast  including fruit, biscuits, breakfast meats, and of course RC's and  MoonPies!  Race shirts for pre-regestered participants and trophies in  age divsions as listed on the webiste. Showers available after the race  along with a fun full day of festivities with the Bell Buckle RC Cola  MoonPie Festival including a parade, a coronation, games, music, and  serving of the the World's Largest MoonPie. Please note, there are NO  TRANSFERS or REFUNDS.

Event details and schedule

Packet  pick up begins at 5:30am day of race.  Parking can be found throughout  the Town and at Webb School.  Day registration is available if  pre-registration does not sell out. The race is a rain or shine event.  There are no transfers or refunds.  Course info along with water stops  information is

International Folk Festival

Come out and participate in the fun!

​Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
27 Railroad Sq.
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
6:00 PM

With dance groups from around the world, the International Folkfest in  Murfreesboro, Tennessee promises to be a week of excitement and  education. Throughout the week, international groups  will perform for  area schools, youth and senior citizen organizations and for civic  clubs. 

Bell Buckle Banquet Hall Concerts

Ronnie McDowell

JUNE 15, 2018  @ 7:00 PM

w/ Special Guest, Emily Portman

Reserved Seats $25.00
General Admission Seats  $20.00


Bryan White

JUNE 28, 2018  @ 7:00 PM

Reserved Seats $25.00
General Admission Seats  $20.00



August 4, 2018  7PM

Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
Reserved Seats $25.00

General Admission Seats $20.00