Mayberry Days Family Fun and Games
There is something fun for everyone in the family to enjoy. Whether you
are a casual fan of The Andy Griffith Show or can quote every episode, you
enjoy a good game of checkers or you just want to sit on the porch, sip
sweet cider and count cars, the spirit of Mayberry takes many forms during
the festival and we've got something just for you.
MAYBERRY DAYS MAYOR'S
Friday at 10:00 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
AUNT BEE'S BAKE
Friday at 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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
MRS. WILEY'S TEA PARTY
Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Airy Chamber of Commerce
Downtown at the corner of Main St and
"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.
Friday at 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Andy Griffith Playhouse grounds
Photo opportunities, pickle games and fun!
Win pickles fromMt. Olive
LITTLE BLUE CHOO
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Starting at 10:30 a.m.
Andy Griffith Playhouse Parking
"Discover the Loop" on the Little Blue
Choo as it chugs around Mount Airy. Take a rest in this open air
train and enjoy the cool wind in your face and see more of
American's favorite southern hometown on your ride.
$5 tickets are available at the "train station" in the Andy Griffith Playhouse parking
lot, where the ride begins and ends.
MAYBERRY DAYS PARADE
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Main Street from
Independence Blvd to
the Andy Griffith Playhouse
The parade down Main Street from BB&T 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!
Hint : Some of
the best viewing is on the north end of Main Street.
WBMUTBB SILENT AUCTION
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
(around the marquee sign in front or inside on the stage in
case of rain)
Sponsored by "Who's Been Messing Up The Bulletin Board?" TAGSRWC
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
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.
All proceeds from this annual service project go to the Surry Arts
Council to help with the
View the current list of items
in the auction and see even more in person in front
of the Playhouse on Saturday
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Plenty of fun and games
for all ages. Entertainment features the
Southern Mountain Fire Cloggers from 11:30a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and other live performances
by area musicians. "Mayberry Idle" begins at 12:30 p.m.
Inflatables and games
for kids are set up around the Amphitheatre.
Southern Mountain Fire
Mayberry Days Games and Contests
Many fans enjoy the peace and quiet of Mayberry Days, but for those of
you who like the thrill of victory, we have events for you too!
"THE EMMETT" FORREST MEMORIAL GOLF
Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
$95 per golfer includes greens fees, country buffet
dinner, golf awards presentation and entertainment from the Special
Guests and tribute artists
The golf tournament has been renamed in memory of Emmett Forrest (The Keeper
of the Flame) and avid golfer and true friend to everyone he
met, whether playing golf or at the Andy Griffith
Mayberry Days' first event
is at Cross Creek Country Club 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
about the course with refreshments and laughs. Teams compete for trophies, awards
and bragging rights for the year.
If you order online for your team, you can leave a comment with
your team name and members. Individuals or pairs are welcome to golf
and will be assigned to a team before the
"MAYBERRY MINUTE MEN" YOUTH TAGS TRIVIA
Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Hosted by the "She called me Creatster" TAGSRWC Chapter
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 Station in front of the
Andy Griffith Playhouse or at the Amphitheatre right before the
Prizes and trophies awarded to the top
Congratulations to the 2013
Winner Dwayne Bennett
MAYBERRY DAYS TAGS TRIVIA
Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by the "Hearty Eatin' Men, Beautiful Delicate Women"
Get ready to challenge the best of the best in
this annual TAGS trivia contest - the "World Championship of TAGS
Trivia"! To compete, purchase a $2 Trivia Fan at the
Information Station 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.
Congratulations to the 2013
Winner Pat Bullins
"CHESTER JONES" CHECKERS
Saturday beginning at 12 Noon
Room in Andy Griffith Playhouse
Practice on the checkers tables on Friday 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 2013 checker champion of Mayberry
Days. A limited number of spaces are available, so register
at the Information Station with a $2 entry fee for
a chance to win this year's trophy.
The checkers tables will be available all during the the festival for
anyone to enjoy for fun or practice.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Horseshoe Pit behind the Andy Griffith
Sponsored by the "She Called Me a Creatster"
The horseshoe pit
is in a shady spot directly behind
the Andy Griffith Playhouse and all you have to do is find
it and 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 or ask for them at the SAC office.
PORK CHOP SANDWICH EATING
Friday, 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch
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."
MR. TUCKER APPLE PEELING
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Information Station 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 Station 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, but sure to
finish before you take a nap in the rocking chair.
Trophy awarded at the Information Station on Saturday at 4
PIE EATING CONTEST
Friday at 2:30 p.m.
In front of the Andy Griffith
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 awarded by Special Guests (1st-2nd-3rd Places awarded). Allan "Floyd the
Barber" Newsome is on hand as official judge (and to make sure no
one confuses shaving cream for whipped cream).
Register (entry fee) at the Information Station before
2:00 p.m. on Friday to compete.
Two heats of competition - "Young'uns Young'uns Young'uns", "Hungry Buzzards."
This is an exciting event for the whole family!
GOOBER SAY "HAY BALE TOSS" AND CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT
Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Across the street from the Andy Griffith
"Heft" a hay bale and see how far you can toss it to compete for the
Compete in the Corn Hole Tournament for
12:30 p.m. (new time!)
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. Winners get
to perform at Colonel Tim's Matinee and Evening show! Space is
limited for performers and sign up begins on Friday at 8:00
a.m. and continues on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at the Information Station
in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
Jeff Branch a.k.a. Howard Sprague will emcee this event with local
judges providing commentary and discussion between
Remember it's Mayberry Days, so "if it ain't kind, don't say
OTHER "DON'T MISS" ACTIVITIES DURING
||200 Main Street
||Monday - Saturday |
8:30 a.m. to 6:00
Sunday 11:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Andy Griffith Museum ($3*)
||218 Rockford Street
||Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 6:00
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|Andy Griffith Museum Theatre
|218 Rockford Street
(Below the Musuem)
|Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
| Photo Exhibit
|Andy Griffith Playhouse
|Monday - Saturday|
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Siamese Twins Exhibit *
||Andy Griffith Playhouse
|See pages 20 of |
||See pages 21 of |
the Mayberry Confidential
|Free Jam Session
||Old Time Music Heritage
|Thursday 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.|
|Mayberry Days Postmark
||Mount Airy Post Office
South Main Street
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
||Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. |
|WPAQ Merry-Go-Round ($5)
||Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.|
* $3 Admission fee gets you into all
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