Mayberry Days Family Fun and Games
MAYBERRY DAYS INFORMATION SHELTER
Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse
Get a Mayberry Confidential along with answers to all your festival questions at the Mayberry Days Information Shelter.
Pick up or purchase festival tickets, purchase trivia contest entry fans, Mayberry Days T-shirt sales, and register for Checkers Tournament, Pie Eating Contest, and Mayberry "Idle".
MAYBERRY DAYS MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION
Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Mayberry Days is officially recognized on Friday morning when Mount Airy's Mayor, City and County officials and other distinguished guests gather at the Blackmon Amphitheatre to acknowledge the importance of the festival and honor the Special Guests.
BACKSTAGE TOURS OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH PLAYHOUSE
Scheduled tours to be announced
Gather at the portico in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse for a special backstage tour of the Andy Griffith Playhouse from Abigail Linville. Hear about the history of the building and go "behind the scenes" to see backstage, dressing rooms, and special prints and photographs on the walls and hallways that were previously displayed in the Andy Griffith Museum. The tour is free.
MAYBERRY DAYS MOVIES
Historic Earle Theatre
Free movie to be announced
Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Special Mayberry Days Movies TBA
Come see a classic movie at an historic theatre during Mayberry Days. Tickets are available at the Earle Box Office starting 30 minutes before the movie begins. Enjoy the best popcorn in town and an old fashion cherry coke.
AUNT BEE'S BAKE SALE
Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Andy Griffith Playhouse
Find the perfect "sugar pick-me-up" when you get that "sinkin' spell" late in the day at Aunt Bee's Bake Sale. Lots of homemade goodies and cakes from the kitchen of Aunt Bee and her friends in Mount Airy.
Scheduled at various times and locations throughout the festival.
Special Guests will be available for autographs, photos, and memorabilia sales throughout the festival. Not all guests will be at every location or time, depending on their schedule.
There is a charge for autographs. Look for the "End of Line" signs for each person.
Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Andy Griffith Playhouse grounds
Photo opportunities, pickle games and fun!
Win pickles from Mt. Olive Pickles in the Pickle Toss on Friday. (They're much better than Aunt Bee's kerosene cucumbers).
MRS. WILEY'S TEA PARTY
Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce
Downtown at the corner of Main St and Moore Street
"No coffee, tea or punch, thank you." The Chamber Chicks are hosting the social event of the festival. There will be punch and cookies along with answers to questions about about visiting the area (along with proper etiquette, the latest dance, or even the weather). You can call 800.948.0949 or 336.786.6116 or visit their website at www.visitmayberry.com for information about visiting Mount Airy any time of the year.
Plenty of photo opportunities and smiles for all.
MAYBERRY DAYS PARADE
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
Main Street from Independence Blvd to the Andy Griffith Playhouse
The parade down Main Street to the Andy Griffith Playhouse is the start off the biggest day of the festival with all the Special Guests, tribute artists, marching bands, TAGSRWC chapters, squad cars and a whole lot of fun!
WBMUTBB SILENT AUCTION
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Andy Griffith Playhouse (around the marquee sign or in case of rain, lower level of the Playhouse)
Sponsored by "Who's Been Messing Up The Bulletin Board?" TAGSRWC Internet Chapter
Unique Mayberry items including autographed memorabilia and handcrafted items from members of the WBMUTBB online chapter of TAGSRWC are always a part of the auction. Stop by and see things that are not available anywhere else and take home a one-of-kind Mayberry item!
Auction items are set up after the parade ends and bidding continues until 12:00 Noon. Volunteers are available to help throughout the auction and you must be present at Noon to claim your high bid and purchase your item.
100% of the proceeds from this annual service project go to the Surry Arts Council to help with the festival.
Visit the WBMUTBB Silent Auction page for more details.
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Opie's Clubhouse is the newest addition to the family fun at Mayberry Days! Look for the newly renovated picnic area next to the Andy Griffith Playhouse (next to the parking lot). Special entertainment and activities for the whole family.
FREE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
Free entertainment on Friday and Saturday
Full schedule to be announced
Friday 3:30 p.m.
Minuteman Youth Trivia
Friday 4:30 p.m.
World Championship TAGS Trivia
Saturday 11:00 a.m.
Mayberry Days Barbecue Awards Presentation
Saturday 12:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lots of free live entertainment at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Friday and Saturday for all ages.
MAYBERRY DAYS CHAPEL
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Begin your day with a non-denominational service with music and a special message. Join in singing some of Andy Griffith's favorite hymns and gospel songs. It's the perfect ending to the weekend for you to take home an inspiration message and feelings that can last all year.
MAYBERRY DAYS FAN GOOD-BYE BRUNCH
Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Sagebrush Steakhouse Restaurant
2000 Woodland Drive, Mount Airy (just off Andy Griffith Parkway)
Join your friends and family for Sunday brunch at Sagebrush Steakhouse. This has become an annual tradition for many friends (both old and newly made during the festival) to gather for a great meal, share stories from the festival and say good-bye until next year.