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 porkchop 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, first-time and familiar Special Guests to meet, a silent auction, contests and games. Something for the entire family! So much to do, but remember 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 for the earlybirds. 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.

Tickets are still available for all shows, but don't wait until the last minute before they are sold out! Tickets for select events at next year's Mayberry Days are also available.

Latest News

  • Keith Thibodeaux

    Opie's Friends and more at Mayberry Days!

    Surry Arts Council is pleased to welcome Keith Thibodeaux and Dennis Rush to Mayberry Days in 2018. They played Opie's friend Johnny Paul Jason and Howie Pruitt numerous episodes. They are all grown up and looking forward to meeting you. Another first time guest is Stark Howell, who is the son of actor Hoke Howell, who played Charlene Darling's husband Dud Wash.

  • 2018 Mayberry Confidential

    Mayberry Confidential

    The latest Mayberry Confidential is now available for download. It has the offical Mayberry Days schedule for you to plan your time at the festival. Be sure to pick up a copy while you are in town at all Surry Arts Council venues as well as other festival sponsor locations. It also includes the Surry Arts Council concerts, events, and arts programs for the 2018-2019 season.

  • MD18 T-shirt

    Mayberry Days T-Shirt

    The 2018 edition of the Mayberry Days T-shirt is now available at the Andy Griffith Museum Gift Shop. Get your today and "Whistle if you love Mayberry!"

Safe Travels
  • Getting Here

    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.

  • Accommodations


    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.

  • Sponsorship


    The Surry Arts Council thanks all of the Mayberry Days sponsors for their support.

  • Vendor


     Please see the Vendor page for a complete listing of vendors supporting the festival at the Surry Arts Council venues as well as business around town and beyond.