Daffodil Day Blossoms in Bell Buckle, Tennessee

BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. – Bell Buckle will officially leave the icy winter behind and kick off the sunshine season with the 41st annual Daffodil Day celebration March 17 in downtown Bell Buckle.

This special event was named in honor of the thousands of daffodils that line the roads and farmlands for a six mile stretch of highway leading into Bell Buckle. Local lore says that ol’ Sawney Webb, who founded the renowned Webb School in 1870, began the mass plantings more than a century ago as “character-building” for some of the school’s challenging students.

In the mid-1940s, a former Webb School janitor named Eugene Brady, Sr. launched a five-year planting program to further beautify the town. Now, every March, Bell Buckle bursts into full bloom daffodils, and marks the arrival of spring by inviting the public to enjoy a day full of fun, family-friendly activities.

This year’s Daffodil Flower Show will award cash prizes to category winners. There are competitions for single flower specimens (containers provided) as well as original arrangements, with a youth division. The competition starts at 11 a.m. with the show open for viewing 3-4 p.m. when prizes are then awarded.

Attendees can get free tree seedlings as Bell Buckle will be awarded the designation of being the smallest Tree City USA in Tennessee during an Arbor Day Ceremony 2:30 p.m. on Quilt Square Downtown. This year’s tree varieties are Cherrybark Oak, Native Sweet Pecan and Yellow Poplar.

Free seminars will be held 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Bell Buckle Town Hall. Lorraine Sutton from M&L Greenhouse will hold a Container Gardening Seminar followed by Dr. Ed Perryman, who will talk about honey and bee keeping.

A Spring Open House, shopping cloggers, local vendors, and food will round out the event.

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