Bell Buckle Daffodil Day Press Release

What: Daffodil Day
Where: Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm
Who: Sponsored by the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce and the Bell Buckle Tree Board

Saddle up and head on over to Bell Buckle on Saturday, March 16th for the 42nd Annual Daffodil Day event. It is going to be a big time with a little of the Wild West coming to visit. John T. Wayne, grandson of “The Duke” John Wayne, will be on hand at the Bell Buckle Coffee Shop to sign books he was written on the American Civil War. The book signing will also include Cabot Barden, musician, singer, songwriter and author of nine novels, and Lathan Hudson who has written over 350 songs of which 180 were recorded by more than 240 different artists; four of Lathan’s songs were Grammy nominees and he has now added author to his list of accomplishments. For more information on these book signings, go to the Bell Buckle Coffee Shop and Book Swap Facebook page.

With a little of the Wild, Wild West coming to Town, Bell Buckle is going to go Whole Hog with a little barbeque showdown. The popular “Best of the Butts” Barbeque Cook off is being resurrected. Nothing is better than the smell of barbeque cooking except when you get to taste it too! There will be official judging and a People’s Choice Award. For a small charge of $5.00, BBQ aficionados can taste an ample sample of all entries and vote for their favorite. There is no bragging right bigger than the one that says you have the best butt in Bell Buckle!

“And what about those little daffodils?”, you may be asking. The little darlings are always the highlight of the day and will fill your head with visions of yellow delights. The “fun for the whole family” Daffodil Flower Show will be held again at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Be sure to check out the Bell Buckle Chamber’s web page for all the categories as it ranges from a Youth Division to Arrangements to Single Stems to a spirited Hometown competition category; over 15 categories in all! Pick your favorite and bring it down. We have the entry forms waiting for you! Go to for more information on entering including times and instructions on the different daffodil classes.

The plant and seed exchange will be held again except much more relaxed. Just bring your own plants and/or seeds to exchange with others. Just bring a plant, take a plant. It’s that easy! Seminars will be given on Gardening, Bee Keeping and Native Plants. Live music will be played by the Horse Mountain Strings band on the Quilt Square. And of course, there’s the ever popular Tree Seedling give away. This year’s seedlings will be Red Oak, Shag Hickory, and Flowering Dogwood. And yes, as always, they are free. But they go fast so don’t be late!

As The Duke would say “Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid”. Don’t be stupid by missing out on Bell Buckle’s Daffodil Day. Saddle up, Partner, it’s going to be a great day! The daffodil lined roads will lead you straight to Historic Bell Buckle where we’re always “Close to Home, but A World Away”

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42nd Annual DAFFODIL DAY 2019 Schedule

Daffodil Show--At the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
10:00–11:30pm Entries accepted
11:30–12:30 show closed for judging
12:30 Daffodil Show winners announced

Book Signing--At the Bell Buckle Coffee Shop & Book Swap
9:00am – 3:00pm Authors John T. Wayne, Cabot Barden, and Lathan Hudson

Best of the Butts--At the Captain Rodney Stage Area
11:00 Open to Public for Tasting and Voting
2:00 Winner announced after Arbor Day Ceremony

Seminars--At Bell Buckle Town Hall
11:00am-12:00pm Honey and Bee Keeping
Dr. Ed Perryman Gardening Lorraine Sutton, M&L Greenhouse
1:15-2:00 Native Plants Janie Becker

Arbor Day Ceremony
2:00 on the Quilt Square
Tree City USA Recognition
2019 Notable Tree of Bell Buckle
Bell Buckle Citizen of the Year