The Tennessean did a piece on quirky Tennessee-area food festivals — they included
Ramp Tramp Festival in Reliance
National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg
World’s Biggest Fish Fry in Paris
Newport Ramp Festival in Newport
International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville
Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Portland
Slugburger Festival in Corinth (MS)
162nd St. Patrick Irish Picnic & Homecoming in McKewen
Grainger County Tomato Festival in Rutledge
Bradford Doodle Soup Days in Bradford
Anderson County Burgoo Festival in Lawrenceburg (KY)
National Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville
And in Nashville, the Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Tomato Art Festival, and the Music City Food + Wine Festival.
The next RC and Moon Pie Festival is June 18 in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. We haven’t been since 2008, when Shug was a baby.
We put an RC and Moon Pie on Shug’s stroller just for a quick pic (if you’re wondering: no way would I let my baby have a soft drink — he’s 8 now and still has never had any):
…but got such a kick that Moon Pie tweeted this with his picture last year!
Start ’em young! Enjoy the champagne & caviar of the South at the RC & MoonPie #Festival in Bell Buckle, TN June 20. pic.twitter.com/aeKRf4nZTB
— MoonPie (@MoonPie) April 11, 2015
A Louisiana city councilman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a banana moon pie (when approached about it, he flashed his badge and threatened the store owner). The public responded by showing up to council meetings and bringing moon pies with them.
Mental Floss with The Tragic History of RC Cola
From yesterday on Eater: All About the MoonPie, a Sweet Southern Snack