Black Friday may be the official start of the Holiday shopping season, but everyone knows that it is the Bell Buckle Webb Art & Craft Festival that really kicks off the shopping extravaganza galore! If you know, you know!
And if you don’t know, get in the know! For the 46th year, the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Webb Art and Craft Festival the 3rd full weekend in October located on the Sawney lot on Maple Street, and is now hosting the ever-popular Downtown Show located behind the stores on the Stage Lot! Yep, things just got even better! Captain Rodney and his show-stopper wife, Linda, handed over the keys to the Downtown Show to the Bell Buckle Chamber. So be sure to stop by and say hello to them as they will still be around visiting old friends throughout the weekend!
This year offers a stunning array of juried art and craft exhibitors that will cover everything a seasoned shopper seeks. Between the two shows, there will be approximately 200 booths to peruse. The Webb Art & Craft Show on the Sawney lot on Maple Street that backs up to the Webb School will be featuring the best in handmade arts and crafts such as pottery, metal works, woodworking, textiles, jewelry, old-fashioned soaps, lotions, and candles just to name a few. Find your favorite artist and meet new ones. Take in the music around the food truck area with hay bale seating to rest that heavy shopping load and get ready for the next round of shoppers’ delight!
The Downtown Show located behind the downtown stores highlights the more eclectic in arts and crafts and even some amazing artist demonstrations. Be sure to catch Anthony at the Red Tail Forge Works tent as he demonstrates his blacksmith skills! The exhibitor booths are going to lure the excited revelers around the entire Stage Lot, and the food trucks, well, holy smoke! Let’s just say no one goes away hungry!
The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce Facebook page will have parking maps loaded the week of the event. However, parking is limited, and getting into town for a close parking spot can be a bit of a wait. Please be sure to check the maps and as traffic backs up, take the first available spot you find. Parking lots are not associated with the Bell Buckle Chamber nor the Town of Bell Buckle but expect to pay $10 to park at most lots. The map will also include the location of ATMs, First Aid, and Lost & Found. The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce booth located at the entrance to the Webb Art & Craft Festival is also there to help answer questions. Wear those walking shoes as there are over a mile of booths to be explored with well over 700 booths around the city streets! City streets will be closed to vehicular traffic but open for fun the entire weekend!
The perfect show, the perfect place, the perfect town for it all! Visitors can’t get enough of the Bell Buckle Webb Art & Craft Show and all there is to experience. The Show works so well because of the high standards of artisans, the small-town friendliness, and because, well, it’s Bell Buckle!
Bell Buckle, Tennessee – Close to home, but a world away!
For more information, please contact the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce visit our website at www.BellBuckleChamber.com.