New York has its Dr. Brown’s and pastrami, Philadelphia enjoys a hoagie with a wishniak, and the south? Well, you haven’t really experienced southern living until you’ve savored an RC and a Moon Pie, that sugary pick-me-up of cola, marshmallow, and graham crackers. RC Cola was born in Georgia, and Moon Pies come from Tennessee, so it’s only natural that this southern duo would be honored with an annual celebration in Bell Buckle, TN. The 22nd edition of the RC & Moon Pie Festival will be Saturday, June 18th.
No doubt there’ll be ample opportunity to enjoy the classic combo at the festival, but it’s much more than that. From the 7 a.m. 10 Mile Run (free breakfast after the run, for all participants, includes RCs and Moon Pies along with biscuits and fixin’s and fruit), to the closing of the festival with the cutting of the world’s largest Moon Pie (with free dessert for all), the day will be packed with entertainment. There’ll be live bands performing, cloggers clogging, awards presented, games and contests, crafts and food, and, at 11:30 a.m., the RC & Moon Pie parade. The crowning of the RC & Moon Pie king and queen follows the parade. See the festival website for all the details.