Mayberry Days — a weeklong festival celebrating all things Andy Griffith — kicks off today.
Located in Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt Airy, ~40 minutes northwest of Winston-Salem, the festival brings together hundreds of fans of the 1960s hit series The Andy Griffith Show.
So in honor of Andy Griffith, here’s a guide of things you won’t want to miss this week.
Start with the visitor center located on Main Street. Get all the information you need from city staff + get tickets to featured attractions.
- Andy Griffith Museum | 218 Rockford St., Mt. Airy | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | $8 | The museum features hundreds of items from Andy’s life throughout his career and includes a collection of props he used on the show.
- Mayberry Squad Car Tours | 625 S. Main St., Mt. Airy | 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. | $50 per carload for a party of 5 or less. | Don’t worry, you’re not a trouble. Cruise over Mayberry attractions in town, while the tour guide goes over Andy’s history and main sights.
- Mayberry Day movies | Through Sunday, Sept. 24 | Historic Earle Theatre, 142 N. Main St. | Time varies| $8 | Catch up on featured movies: “No Time for Sergeants” and “Lucky Louie.”
- Get autographs | Thursday, Sept. 21-Saturday, Sept. 23 | Price varies|Don’t miss out on your opportunity to grab autographs, photos with special guests, and memorabilia sales during the festival.
- Mayberry Days Parade | Saturday, Sept. 23 | Main Street/Rockford Street from Truit Bank (Independence Blvd.) to the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
- Concerts + comedy shows | Through Sunday, Sept. 23 | Various locations | time varies | $10- $80 | Enjoy live music from various artists and comedians throughout the week.
Got a competitive spirits? Take part of Mayberry Days contests ranging from golf tournaments, pickle toss, trivia, pie eating contest and more. Show ‘em what you’re made of.
Reserve your tickets online.