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.
Photos of 2017 Mayberry Days, along with the previous years, are available online on our History page. Many thanks to the Surry Arts Council's official photographers Hobart Jones and Kenny Hooker for their hard work.
Mayberry Days may be over, but you will still want to get a Mayberry Confidential when you are in Mount Airy to see all the other Surry Arts Council events happening while you are in town. You can download a digital version and plan for a trip to see a concert or play.
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.