Me and Jerry

One of the highlights of my year is always covering the R.C. Cola/Moon Pie Festival in Bell Buckle on the third Saturday of June. I love this event, and while I’ve missed two or three, I’ve been to the vast majority of them since the festival kicked off in 1995.

It’s a fun, often tongue-in-cheek event, reflecting Bell Buckle’s quirky sensibilities. Back in the early 1990s, the town’s previous third-Saturday-of-June event, the Country Fair, was languishing, and the town looked for a way to revitalize it. Someone read a story about the Moon Pie, and that was the germ of an idea. The town contacted…



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