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 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!

Latest News

  • Ronnie Schell

    Mayberry Days Special Guests Announced

    We are pleased to have so many special guests join us for the 30th Annual Mayberry Days, including first timers Calvin Peeler and Dreama Denver.

  • Ballet Magnificat

    Ballet Magnficat! "Deliver Us"

    Keith Thibodeaux (Johnny Paul Jason) and his wife Kathy, the Executive Director and Founder of Ballet Magnificat!, are pleased to present this special performance during Mayberry Days. Tickets are now on sale.

  • Ronnie Schell

    Ronnie Schell Comedy Review and Special Tribute to Andy Griffith

    Ronnie Schell returns to Mount Airy with a new comedy show featuring a special tribute to Andy Griffith. Tickets are now available!

  • Collin Raye

    Collin Raye in concert

    Collin Raye shot to fame with the song "Love, Me" in 1991. Listeners have since been continuously touched by this golden and pure voice. Raye has used this as his cornerstone for a career built on meaningful and emotional songs.

  • Silent Auction

    WMBUTBB Silent Auction

    Mayberry donations are being collected and organized for our 20th Silent Auction. This year will feature Hamilton Collection TAGS plates and lots of unique Mayberry items. Be sure to stop by on Saturday right after the parade and see everything.

  • Sponsorship


    The Surry Arts Council thanks all of the Mayberry Days sponsors for their support. Is your company interested in sponsorship? Find out how on our Sponsors page.

  • Vendor


    We are currently taking vendor applications for the 30th Annual Mayberry Days®. Additional details are on our Vendor page, along with the Vendor Agreement.

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.