Mt. Airy, NC-- It's the end of September and the city of Mount Airy is rolling out the welcome to Mayberry red carpet, for the 2012 Mayberry Days Festival.
Mayberry Days is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans of all ages who want to visit that town made famous on the Andy Griffith Show.
According to the Mayberry Days website, there is much to do during the festival in Griffiths hometown, such as watching the parade, meeting the Special Guests, laughing at Colonel Tim's Talent Time, placing the high bid at a Silent Auction or taking in all of the music at the many venues. Don Knotts' daughter is also acting in a play that's a tribute to her father.
Sunday morning at 9:30am, a tribute to Andy Griffith is planned.
Events are scheduled in locations around Mount Airy, with the Andy Griffith Playhouse and Blackmon Amphitheatre being the hubs of activity. Most everything is within walking distance, 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.
Click on Mayberry Days for more information.