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.
From the first laugh at "The Mouth of Mayberry" on Monday to "The Emmett" golf tournament on Thursday to eating a barbecue sandwich to singing along on the last song at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Sunday evening, there is something for everyone in the family. The Surry Arts Council and City of Mount Airy welcome fans of all ages and from all around the world to Mayberry Days. Make plans now to attend this family-friendly festival and enjoy days filled with the Mayberry spirit.
There is so much to do during the festival with all types of shows, a parade, Special Guests, contests, a barbecue cook-off, a silent auction, contests and games. Something for the entire family! So much to do, but remember to to take time to slow down and enjoy what Mayberry means to you.
All Mayberry Days events take place at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Historic Earle Theatre, Andy Griffith Museum Theatre or Blackmon Amphitheatre except "The Emmett" with the Dinner & Entertainment on Thursday at Cross Creek Country Club. The Surry Arts Council venues are within walking distance of each other, 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.
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.
Pick up a copy of the Mayberry Confidential for complete festival schedule, articles and the upcoming Surry Arts Council season. They are located at all SAC venues plus hotels and businesses around town and pages can be downloaded from our website.
Did you know that Margaret Kerry was Walt Disney's model for Tinker Bell? Learn more about this and her career in television, movies, radio, cartoon voices and more in this facinating show on Thursday afternoon at the Historic Earle Theatre.
Returning to Mayberry Days for his third time and third time, Ronnie Schell is funnier than ever with even more stories, jokes and his special brand of humor from a lifetime of entertaining people. Tickets are going fast for this Friday afternoon show at the Historic Earle Theatre.
Take home something unique with the winning bid at the WBMUTBB Silent Auction. Look for tables of great donations right after the parade in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Check out the Silent Auction page for more details.
The Surry Arts Council thanks all of the Mayberry Days sponsors for their support. If your business has "Mayberry Spirit" and is interested in being a part of this family festival, please contact us for more information.
For driving directions or an interactive map from your hometown to the Andy Griffith Playhouse, click on the header above or adjacent map. Once you are here, 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, motels, and 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.