The Best Festival Ever
The fine people of Bell Buckle, TN know how to throw a festival. The Moon Pie Festival was a blast!
A bare-chested band who can’t sing performed for folks who sat on bales of hay. Members of the general public who could sing rocked it at a karaoke stand.
It was barely integrated, but diverse in their fried food. And all the flavors of pies… who knew you could combine them in so many disgusting ways?
Every Town Needs a Parade
…so the politicians can sit in convertibles and wave.
A Match Made in Heaven?
RC Cola and Moon Pies. I had no idea. I’d never had either…
The Moon Pie Toss
The name really says it all. Take a pie, still in wrapper, stand in an impressively long line, and wait your turn to throw that pie as far as you can. The winner gets a ribbon the size a horse could wear. The end.
Walk with an Open RC Cola on your Head
Why it’s the most obvious thing to do. Open a can, balance it on your noggin, and start walking. First with one can, then the winners stack two. And then (drum roll), three! Only two people made it to the final round.
The concentration was intense. The cheering maniacal. And the spilled RC Cola hot and sticky.
The Hula Hoop Challenge
Here’s the deal: eat a whole Moon Pie and drink an entire RC Cola – all while keeping a hula hoop in rotation. Those pies are mealy and the soda warm; it’s harder than it seems. The winner: the boy.
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
You’d be surprised at how many people want to spit in public. And not just in public, but on display. And then there’s the confounding factor of which projection is yours vs his.
Honor among seeds.
The Largest Moon Pie
You knew it was coming…
Which festival have you loved the most?
Disclaimer: I went to this festival in 2010, but launched the blog in 2011, so saved the post to coincide with the 2012 festival, which was this past weekend.