What: 46th Annual Bell Buckle Daffodil Day & Best of the Butts BBQ Cook-Off

Where: Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee

When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00am – 4:00pm

Who: Sponsored by the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce

Springtime – a time for renewal. A time for new beginnings. A time for nature to shine in all her glory. A time for new leaves and new blossoms. A time in Bell Buckle like no other! And that time is Saturday, March 18th and comes with a Best of The Butts BBQ Cook Off to boot!

Spring is celebrated in Bell Buckle with all the accolades going to the thousands of daffodils planted in and around the tiny little scenic town in Tennessee. Nothing says Spring is FINALLY HERE like the smiling little yellow faces peeking up from winter’s long slumber. To celebrate, Bell Buckle pulls out the Welcome Mat on its downtown Quilt Square with a huge variety of daffodils to choose from. There’s also music on the square and a free tree seedling give away. This year’s seedlings are Chinkapin Oak, Dogwood, and Common Persimmon. Get ‘em while they last!

People come from all over to enter their best daffodil variety in the Bell Buckle Daffodil Flower Show. We have categories for singles, arrangements, and even a youth category! Never too early to cultivate that green thumb! So pick your favorite daffodil and bring it on down! We will have the set up ready for you! The show will be held at Bell Buckle Bethany Hall next to FarmGirlz Findery. Go to bellbucklechamber.com for more information on entering including times, rules, and instructions on the different daffodil classes.

Going hog wild with daffodils is one thing but going hog wild with the Best of the Butts BBQ Cook Off is crazy fun AND keeps your stomach from growling because you will have the opportunity to taste all the entries! BBQ grill masters will convene at the Bell Buckle Event Lot behind the downtown stores (just follow your nose!) to crank up those smokers and get those butts in gear to decide who has the best Butt in Bell Buckle. You can participate in the judging too! The People’s Choice contest gives everyone a chance to sample each entry and vote on your favorite. The cost is only $10 and the fun is priceless! Winners for the Best Butt, Captain Rodney Anything Butt Category, and People’s Choice will be announced on the Bell Buckle Event Lot stage at 4pm.

There will be vendors on the event lot and M&L Greenhouse on the Quilt Square. Daffodils satisfy the soul but BBQ satisfies the body. Bell Buckle takes care of everything for you!!!

So don’t miss out on this fun day in Bell Buckle. No ifs, ands, or BUTTS about it!!

Daffodil lined roads will lead you to Historic Bell Buckle where you’re always

“Close to Home, but A World Away”

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2023 Schedule

10:00-4:00 Craft Fair & Food Trucks

Daffodil Show

At Bell Buckle Bethany Hall (next to FarmGirlz)

10:00–11:30pm Entries accepted

11:30–12:30 show closed for judging

12:30 Daffodil Show winners announced

Best of the Butts BBQ Cook Off

At the Event Lot Behind the Downtown Stores

12:00 Open to Public for Tasting and Voting

4:00 Winner announced after Arbor Day Ceremony

People’s Choice tickets $10 per person

Arbor Day Ceremony

2:00 on the downtown Quilt Square

Tree City USA Recognition 23rd Year

2023 Notable Tree of Bell Buckle

Bell Buckle Citizen of the Year