Bell Buckle, Tennessee

A visit to Bell Buckle’s downtown promises an unforgettable dining and shopping experience. You’ll see art everywhere in Bell Buckle – from the store’s shelves and walls to the numerous events held in Bell Buckle. 

When it comes to dining experiences, having a meal at Bell Buckle Café will be one to remember. Enjoy delicious food, cozy atmosphere and friendly service at the eatery that has served Bell Buckle’s residents and visitors for decades. The café’s homemade oatmeal cake with caramel sauce is a perfect way to end your meal. 

Explore Bell Buckle’s downtown and browse the shops. Stores offering antiques and boutiques with charming gifts, home décor, clothing and accessories await you. 

Find country painted primitives, architectural pieces, cottage style and vintage pieces at Phillips General Store. At the shop, you’ll also discover hand-painted folk-art furniture by owner Billy Phillips. Phillips, who’s a Bell Buckle native, will greet you with a smile and be happy to tell you about the history of the town. 

At Arlet’s Joy, the shelves are adorned with candles, soaps, home décor items, purses and jewelry. Browse the store, enjoy the aromas and purchase a few pieces to bring back home or gift to a friend.  

For more shopping and some ice cream, head to Bluebird Antiques and Ice Cream Parlor. Enjoy homemade waffle cones and hand-dipped ice cream, old-fashioned banana splits and homemade fudge.

Art is everywhere in Bell Buckle. Appreciate the paintings on the walls of Bell Buckle Café and in the shops. Bell Buckle is a hub for creative minds and home to artists and writers. One of Bell Buckle’s residents is Maggi Vaughn, poet laureate of Tennessee. 

You’ll often hear music and see vendors in Bell Buckle’s downtown, as the town hosts multiple events. Attend Bell Buckle RC Cola Moon Pie Festival for games, food, music, art and the largest Moon Pie. Webb School Art and Crafts Show features arts, crafts, artist demonstrations and more than 800 booths. Old Fashioned Christmas invites you to experience sleigh rides with Santa, carolers, a s’mores pit and the look and feel of an old-fashioned holiday. 

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Eat, Drink, Shop, and Stay in Downtown Bell Buckle, Tennessee

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