Mayberry Days Contests
MAYBERRY DAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT (AKA "THE EMMETT")
Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Cross Creek Country Club
$100 per golfer includes greens fees, country buffet dinner, golf awards presentation and entertainment from the Special Guests and tribute artists.
The golf tournament is held in memory of Emmett Forrest, the Keeper of the Flame, avid golfer and true friend to everyone he met, whether on the links or at the Andy Griffith Museum.
Mayberry Days starts Thursday off with the Mayberry Deputy reviewing the rules for this "Sheriff's Choice" tournament at High Noon. Ernest "Tee" Off is at 12:30 p.m. for the shotgun start. Hole sponsors add something special to each hole and Special Guests and tribute artists move around the course with refreshments and laughs. Teams compete for trophies, awards and bragging rights for the year.
Individuals or pairs are welcome to golf and will be assigned to a team before the tournament. The button below will take you to the Eventbrite page to register online. You can also call the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998.
MR. TUCKER APPLE PEELING CONTEST
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Information Shelter at the Andy Griffith Playhouse
Remember the TAGS episode "Man in a Hurry" when Andy peels an apple without breaking the peel? If you have a steady hand and keen eye, you can sign up at the Information Shelter and get your apple and peeler to try for the longest continuous peel during the festival. There is no time limit, but if you start, be sure to finish before you take a nap in the rocking chair.
Trophy awarded at the Information Shelter on Saturday at 4 p.m.
PORK CHOP SANDWICH EATING CONTEST
Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch hours)
Downtown Mount Airy
If you are feeling extra hungry, plan to compete in the world famous pork chop sandwich contest at Mayberry Days (the record is 8!). Check in with the staff at Snappy Lunch before you order to get a copy of the rules. Mary Dowell will officiate the event (obey all rules). For ages 18 and over.
As Olive says, "Does my heart good to see a thin person eat."
PIE EATING CONTEST
Friday at 2:30 p.m.
In front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse
Hosted by the "Mother Figure" and "Mayberry Days Preservation Society" TAGSRWC Chapters
Still hungry after eating a pork chop sandwich? Come down and see how fast you can eat one of "Aunt Bee's Crustless Cream Pies" with the fastest eaters receiving trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Michael Hoover ("Memories of Elvis") and Allan Newsome (Floyd the Barber) will be on hand as official judges (and to make sure no one confuses shaving cream for whipped cream).
Register (entry fee) at the Information Shelter before 2:00 p.m. on Friday to compete. Two heats of competition - "Young'uns Young'uns Young'uns" and Adult "Hungry Buzzards."
This is an exciting event for the whole family!
"MAYBERRY MINUTEMEN" YOUTH TAGS TRIVIA CONTEST
Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Hosted by the "She called me Creatster" TAGSRWC Chapter
"Daylight's precious when you're a youngster" and so is knowing the answers to TAGS Trivia. If there is any doubt that today's generation does not enjoy a good television show, come out and see this contest as the younger TAGS fans (14 yrs and under) are "ready at a moment's notice with the answer." To compete, purchase a $2 Trivia Fan (a great souvenir) at the Information Shelter in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse or at the Amphitheatre right before the event.
Prizes and trophies awarded to the top winners.
MAYBERRY DAYS TAGS TRIVIA CONTEST
Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by the "Hearty Eatin' Men, Beautiful Delicate Women" TAGSRWC Chapter
Get ready to challenge the best of the best in this annual TAGS trivia contest. It's the "World Championship of TAGS Trivia"! To compete, purchase a $2 Trivia Fan at the Information Shelter in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse or at the Amphitheatre right before the contest.
Everyone is welcome to participate with prizes and trophies awarded to the top winners.
"CHESTER JONES" CHECKERS TOURNAMENT
Saturday beginning at 12 Noon
Siamese Twins Exhibit below the Andy Griffith Playhouse
Hosted by the Mayberry Chapter of TAGSRWC
Practice on the checkers tables during the week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. then challenge friends and family and try to beat George, Bertha or Dennis to become the 2017 checker champion of Mayberry Days in this round robin tournament. A limited number of spaces are available, so register at the Information Shelter with a $2 entry fee for a chance to win this year's trophy by winning the most games.
The checkers tables will be available all during the festival for anyone to enjoy for fun or practice.
"Chester Jones, you're a two-faced, cheatin' liar!" - Jud
GOOBER SAYS HAY BALE TOSS AND CORN HOLE TOSS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Top of the hill across the street from the Andy Griffith Playhouse
"Heft" a hay bale and see how far you can toss it to compete for the winner's trophy. This single elimination contest will run from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with winner awarded the trophy at 2:00 p.m. Goober says "hay!"
Or you can grab a partner and compete in the Corn Hole Tournament for winners' trophies.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Do you want to be a star at Mayberry Days? Mayberry "Idle" is a talent contest at a much slower pace with your chance to perform to the crowd at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. The top three winners are invited to perform at Colonel Tim's Evening show! Space is limited for performers and sign up begins on Friday at 8:00 a.m. at the Information Shelter in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
Jeff Branch "Howard Sprague" will emcee this event with judges providing commentary and discussion between acts. Remember it's Mayberry Days, so "if it ain't kind, don't say it."
Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Horseshoe Pit behind the Andy Griffith Playhouse
Sponsored by the "She Called Me a Creatster" TAGSRWC Chapter
The horseshoe pit is in a shady spot directly behind the Andy Griffith Playhouse parking lot. Challenge your friends to a fun game (no contest held). Watch out for Henry Bennett when you play! Horseshoes will be at the pits all weekend.