Mayberry Days

Mayberry Days For those that may not know, the iconic town of Mayberry from the beloved television classic The Andy Griffith Show is actually based on North Carolina’s own Mount Airy. The quaint town, just a short trip from the Triangle, in the Western part of the state has maintained much of the charm that inspired it’s native son Andy Griffith, who passed away earlier this year. Each year the town celebrates “Mayberry Days”, a weekend-long festival celebrating the golden days of a simpler time; a tribute to the innocence of “The Andy Griffith Show” and the like. Mayberry Days will be held September 27-30th, and will feature fun events for the whole family. There will be entertainment of all kinds, from the golf tournament, to gospel performances, a parade through town, Colonel Tim’s Talent Time, a silent auction, live music, and special guests. Special guests include some of the wonderful character actors that came through Mayberry, and well as some of the children of the stars of “The Andy Griffith Show”. The festival is all within walking distance throughout Mount Airy, particularly centered around the Andy Griffith Playhouse and Blackmon Amphitheater. It goes on rain or shine, ‘cause, would the folks of Mayberry let a little rain dampen their spirits? For more information on the festival and other points of interest in and around Mount Airy visit their website:

http://www.surryarts.org/mayberrydays/index.html

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