Festival set for Saturday
Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:01 pm
The 16th annual RC Moon Pie Festival is slated for Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Bell Buckle.
When the temperature rises and Historic Bell Buckle is all a buzz, you know it’s time to celebrate the South’s two most beloved icons … RC Colas and Moon Pies!
The day will begin with 1,000 runners taking part in the annual RC and Moon Pie 10-mile run. The festivities continue with 50 art and craft booths, live music and cloggers. Food vendors will offer such fare as barbecued turkey legs, hand-squeezed lemonade and deep fried Moon Pies.
The fun-filled day will continue with the RC Moon Pie Parade, which will wind through the historic town with Mr. RC and Miss Moon Pie leading the way. Following closely behind will be the RC King and Moon Pie Queen and RC Prince and Moon Pie Princess. This year’s recipient of the honor is a Middle Tennessee family who lost everything in the May 1 flood. They will receive the “royal treatment” for the weekend, with free lodging and dining during their stay.
Taking center stage, as always, is the wildly popular RC Cola and Moon Pie games. The games include the Moon Pie Toss, watermelon seed spitting and a hog calling contest. The perfect ending to the day is the cutting and serving of the World’s Largest Moon Pie.
Published in The Messenger 6.15.10