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 concert to "The Emmett" golf tournament on Thursday to eating a porkchop sandwich to singing along on the last song at the Mayberry Days Chapel on Sunday morning, 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.
Mayberry Days events take place at or around the Andy Griffith Playhouse, in the Historic Earle Theatre, in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre (below the museum), at the Blackmon Amphitheatre, and inside the new Arts Center unless otherwise noted in the schedule. 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 limited free parking in the numerous municipal lots downtown for the early birds.
Only service animals are permitted at Surry Arts Council venues, including the Blackmon Amphitheatre. Pets are not permitted. Please read for more information.
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 now available for all 2023 shows. Don't wait until the last minute before they are sold out!
Andy Bullock, Kerry Bullock Scarvie, and Courtney Bullock will make their first trip to Mount Airy, 20 years after their parent's first visit. They will be special guests at Professor Brower's Lecture on Saturday.
The Mayberry Days postmark is available at the Post Office through Friday.
Sign up for creative morning on Thursday and paint a memorable Mayberry keepsake. Registration is now open. All materials supplied.
The 2023 Mayberry Days T-shirts are now available featuring Memories Made in Mayberry. Short-sleeve and long-sleeve hoodies available, along with kid sized tees.
Randy Turner - Additional show added
Randy Turner's presentation: TAGS and the Famed 40 Acre Backlot on Thursday morning has sold out, but he will repeat the presentation at 1:00 p.m. Get your tickets now before this show sells out too. A few tickets are still available for his newest show - The Enduring Appeal of The Andy Griffith" on Friday. A must see for true fans of the production and history of TAGS.
Look for the Mayberry Confidential when you arrive in town. They will be located at all Surry Arts Council venues and include the complete Mayberry Days® schedule, along with articles, photos, and all of the Surry Arts Council concerts, events, and arts programs for the upcoming 2023-24 arts season. Pages are also available digital downloads.
For driving directions or an interactive map from your hometown to the Andy Griffith Playhouse, click on the adjacent map. Once you are here, you can use the Mayberry Days Venue Map to help you get around town. Don't forget your penny that was smashed by a train. "It'll protect you in your travels." - Opie
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.
The Surry Arts Council thanks all of the Mayberry Days sponsors for their support. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us.
Mayberry Days vendors will have food and drinks as well as handmade arts and crafts. They are set up on the grounds of the Andy Griffith Playhouse and Andy Griffith Museum.