Mayberry Days is a festival for the whole family with
activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was
simple and the sheriff didn't carry a gun. Enjoy a bottle of pop
while playing checkers, relax to music from many local bands playing
the same songs that Andy grew up with and performed on The Andy
Griffith Show. There is so much to do during the festival such as
watching the parade, meeting the Special Guests, laughing at Colonel
Tim's Talent Time, placing the high bid at a Silent Auction or taking in
all of the music at the many venues. Remember to to take time to
slow down and enjoy what Mayberry means to you.
Only one word to describe Mayberry Days - BIG !
From the first swing at the
"The Emmett" golf tournament on Thursday morning to eating a barbecue sandwich
to singing the last song at the Blackmon Amphitheatre during
the "Hometown Tribute to Emmett Forrest" on Sunday morning, it's
big! The Surry Arts Council and City of Mount
Airy welcomes fans of all ages and from all around the world to
Mayberry Days. Make plans now to attend this family friendly festival
and enjoy four full days of Mayberry spirit.
Mayberry Days events take place in locations around Mount Airy,
with the Andy Griffith Playhouse and Blackmon Amphitheatre being the
hubs of activity. Most everything is within walking distance, so be
sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes (the festival goes on,
rain or shine). There is free parking in the numerous municipal lots
downtown. Events are scheduled for minimal overlap where you can
enjoy nearly everything or just relax and enjoy your time at the
Be sure to come visit Mount Airy during other times of the year
as well. The Andy Griffith Museum is open 7 days a week and the
Surry Arts Council
has events going on throughout the year, so there are plenty of
reasons to return.
"Otis" Junkin and David Browning "The Mayberry Deputy" on
View the Photo
of the 2013 festival
Many thanks to
all the special guests attending this
year, including Betty Lynn, Roland White, Peggy McCay, James Best, Maggie Peterson, Elizabeth MacRae, George Spence,
Morgan Brittany, LeRoy McNees, Margaret Kerry, Karen Knotts
and George Lindsey, Jr.
"Mayberry on Record"
Actress, Comedian and daughter of Don Knotts
Mary Alice Carter
George Lindsey, Jr.
Actor and son of George "Goober" Lindsey
Helen Scoby and Bess
Betty Parker (TAGS)
LouAnn Poovie (Gomer Pyle,
"Mayberry on Record"
2014 Mayberry Days Tickets
Select tickets for the 2014 Mayberry
Days are now available. You can purchase them online
or by phoning the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998 during normal business hours.
Additional shows will be announced at a later
The Surry Arts Council appreciates the continued support
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Mayberry Days Shows
Mayberry Days has a full range of shows for the whole family
every day of the festival. There is bluegrass music, variety shows,
beach music, educational lectures, gospel music, comedy & magic,
and just plan fun! Learn more about all these shows and purchase tickets early so you don't miss any of the
Special Guests and Tribute Artists at
Colonel Tim's Talent Time 2009
The Mayberry Confidential
is the official festival newspaper of The Surry
Arts Council and your guide to all Mayberry Days events
and other great shows, concerts and arts programs during our 2013-2014 SAC Season.
Copies are still around town throughout the year.
Be sure to support the businesses who advertise
in the Mayberry Confidential and tell them "thanks for supporting Mayberry
Days and the Surry Arts Council!"
image to download a PDF version (3 Mb).
The Mayberry Deputy & Floyd the
|Mayberry Days wouldn't be the same without
David Browning as The Mayberry Deputy, and Allan Newsome as Floyd
the Barber. The Surry Arts Council appreciate all their efforts,
along with the other tribute artists to make the festival so much
fun for everyone.
for their support of
Games and Family Fun
|Mayberry Days has something for kids and those
of us who are kids at heart. Lots of free events and children's
activities along with games of skill and mental challenges.
Highlights include Autograph Sessions, Mayberry Days Golf Tournament,
Trivia Championship for youth and adult, Mrs. Wiley's Tea, WBMUTBB
Silent Auction, and Pickleland to name a few. More fun that you can
throw a rock at!
See all the details and plan your weekend of fun for
the whole family.
Mayberry Days Championship Barbecue Cook-off
Barbecue Cook-off will return in 2014 with another weekend of great
food and fun. Starting on Friday night, cookers from all over
the state will be tending the fires to create some of the best
tasting NC barbecue this side of Mount Pilot. Barbecue judging is
Saturday morning. Special Guests will announce the winners on stage
at the Blackmon Amphitheatre Saturday afternoon.
Pre-Order your 1-lb containers of
barbecue by calling SAC at 336.786.7998. The cost is $10
sandwiches are available starting
at 10 a.m. in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
Information for barbecue cookers interested in
completing this year can find all the information on our Barbecue Cook-off page.
Mayberry Days T-Shirts
T-shirts feature "The Old North State" on the front and a photo
collage of some of the great special guests over the years on the
back. These are still available at the Andy Griffith Musuem Gift Shop
(you do not need to pay admission to the musuem to purchase).
Getting Here and Accommodations
|For driving directions and
an interactive map from your hometown to the Andy Griffith
Playhouse, click on the map at the right. Once you are in town, you
can use the Mayberry
Days Venue Map to help you get around town.
Local hotels fill up so early reservations are
recommended. There are many hotels and great Bed & Breakfasts in
Mount Airy and the surrounding communities. Visit the Mount
Airy Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitmayberry.com or call 800.948.0949 or
336.786.6116 for information.
Once you arrive in town, stop by the Mount Airy
Visitors Center, located inside the Chamber of Commerce building at
200 N. Main Street "under the big copper clock" downtown for more
area information and maps.
Volunteer Opportunities at Mayberry Days
|Whether you live in Mount Airy or are
traveling in for the festival, volunteering is a great way to show
your support of events like Mayberry Days. Help make the good times
happen! If you have any suggestions or would like to help out,
please let send us an email or
stop by the office or Information Station and ask how you can
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