Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey

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Bedford County, created in 1807 from Rutherford County and Indian lands was named in honor of Thomas Bedford, a Revolutionary War officer, middle Tennessee land owner of Jefferson Springs in Rutherford County who contributed to the development of that area.
Bell Buckle

Fun Things to See and Do...

Bell Buckle Arts Council
119 High St
Bell Buckle, 37020

Arts organization for Bell Buckle artists and the community. Special events held throughout the year. For more information email bellbucklearts@gmail.com

Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
27 Railroad Square
Bell Buckle, 37020

Located in historic downtown Bell Buckle, the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall is a multi-use facility with a dance floor and stage that can be uniquely decorated for any event. With a seating capacity of up to 300 people, the Banquet Hall offers full in-house catering services and can work with a budget to fit your needs. A perfect place for weddings, receptions, dances, reunions and other fun events. Special dinner buffets are held on most holidays.
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Bell Buckle Café
16 Railroad Square E
Bell Buckle, 37020

Prize-winning, hickory-smoked barbeque, fresh hand-squeezed lemonade, down-home cooking specials seven days a week. Home of the famous Moon Pie sundae. Carry-out and catering available. Monday and Tuesday - Closed, Wednesday - Saturday 10:30 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Great food in a down home setting!

Fun Things to See and Do...

American Mule and Bluegrass Festival
2591 Hwy 231 South
Shelbyville, 37160

The American Mule and Bluegrass Festival's mission is to showcase the mule in a family, fun, musical festival that supports charities and offers spiritual assistance to anyone that is in need. This event takes place on the Celebration Grounds and Calsonic Arena. A fun event and great music to be enjoyed by all and for a great cause!

Bedford County Arts Council
Fly Arts Center
204 S Main St
Shelbyville, 37160

A registered, non-profit, volunteer organization devoted to preserving and promoting the arts and cultural diversity within the community. Live theatre plays are held throughout the year. Various art classes are scheduled monthly. Don’t miss a visit to the arts and crafts gift shop showcasing the work of area artisans
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Bedford County Fair
2119 Midland Rd (Off Hwy 231)
Shelbyville, 37160

A non-profit organization that supports the agriculture areas throughout the county. This annual fair features animal shows, exhibitions, entertainment, antique tractors and much more. This event is annually during the third week of July.

Calsonic Arena
1110 Evans St
P O Box 1010 (Mailing Address)
Shelbyville, 37160

Calsonic Arena is an indoor facility that can seat up to 7,000 people for concerts. In this arena events are held such as monster truck shows, circuses, country music concerts, dog shows, car shows, motocross events, rodeos, etc., in addition to horseshows which are held regularly. The building was designed with the equine events as the number one priority, but we are delighted to host an event of almost any type. Calsonic Arena is booked approximately 40 out of the 52 weekends each year. Plenty of parking is available as well as easy access to the arena.

Capri Theatre
201 Depot St
Shelbyville, 37160

Seeing a movie at the Capri Theatre is a royal treat. This theatre is a deco delight, with many of the original amenities, such as the illuminated signs above the rest room doors, the sleek steel railing on the staircase and ornate carpeting. The theatre’s fantastic marquee puts on its own show beginning each evening at sunset. The theatre also offers outstanding concession treats.