Mayberry Event Calendar

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Depend on Floyd to make you ready for any event in Mayberry.

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The Andy Griffith Museum, featuring the late Emmett Forrest’s amazing collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia, is open daily in Mount Airy, N.C. For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

The following information is from The eBullet: Official E-mail Newsletter of “The Andy Griffith Show” Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

HelenScobey* Apr. 3-5: Margaret Kerry (Bess Muggins and Helen Scobey) will be at Wondercon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. She’ll be sharing Tinker Bell joy in the Gifts by Small Fry booth.

* Apr. 4: Darling mandolin man Dean Webb and The Missouri Boatride Bluegrass Band perform as part of the FREE Bluegrass on the Lake concert series in Kimberling City, Mo.  This performance will be in the Ozark Room of the Hillbilly Bowl.  Show time is 7 p.m.

MemoriesofMayberry* Apr. 10 and 11: Rescheduled from March because of a snow storm: Memories from Mayberry Bible study weekend at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.  Doors open on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by watching “Opie the Birdman” and then Bible study. Doors open on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. continental breakfast followed by two TAGS episodes and Bible study, then lunch at Noon followed by one more episode and Bible study.  The entire event is free (come and go for all or part, as you please), but registration for meals is required by Apr. 8 (so Aunt Bee and Clara know how much food to prepare). For info, visit www.vbcmtj.org or call (615) 773-5200.

* Apr. 14-19: Ronnie Schell performs at the Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. For more info, visit www.caesars.com/harrahs-las-vegas.

Photo by Hobart Jones.

Photo by Hobart Jones.

* Apr. 17: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

The Mayberry Tribute Artists at the Eagles' Wings fundraiser in 2014. Photo by Alan Thornton..

The Mayberry Tribute Artists at the Eagles’ Wings fundraiser. Photo by Alan Thornton.

* Apr. 23 and 24: Eagles’ Wings fundraiser event in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The golf tourney is on Thurs., and the dinner, silent auction, and entertainment are on Fri. night at the Bryant Conference Center.  David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning, Allan “Floyd” Newsome, Kenneth “Otis Junkin,” Tim “Goober” Pettigrew, Jeff  “Howard Sprague” Branch, Bob “Briscoe” Mundy, Christie “Andelina Darling” McLendon, Phil “Ernest T.” Fox, and Michael “Gomer” Oliver are among the entertainers with Mayberry connections. More guests and details TBA.  Mark your calendar for this annual event that supports Eagles’ Wings efforts to assist adults with disabilities.  For info, call (205) 345-5484 or visit www.eagleswingsoftuscaloosa.org.

MaggieCherryBlossom* Apr. 23-25: Maggie Peterson is a featured guest for the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield.  For more info, visit www.cherryblossomfest.com.

* Apr. 26: Ronnie Schell headlines two fundraiser performances for the Richmond Museum in Richmond, Calif. “Ronnie Schell & His Funny Friends” will be presented at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Topline Theater, 1402 Marina Way in Richmond.  Tickets are $30.  For tickets and info, call (510) 235-7387.

LeRoyMackStoriesCD* May 1 and 2: Fifth Annual Mayberry Comes to Westminster festival in Westminster, S.C.  Special guest star is Dobro wiz and TAGS alum LeRoy McNees.  In addition there will other Mayberry-related music venues, parades, arts and crafts, food booths, a car and tractor show, trivia and whistling contests, a Bible study, a silent auction and more.  And Mayberry favorites the VW Boys and David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning will present their “Memories of Mayberry” show Saturday afternoon.  For more info, visit www.mayberrywestminster.com or check out Mayberry Comes to Westminster, S.C., on Facebook.

An earnest bass champ of 2014.

An earnest bass champ of 2014.

* May 2: 28th Annual Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic (founded by Denver Pyle) in Paris, Tex.  For more info, visit: www.unclejessefishing.com.

WestminsterStreet* May 5-8: Memories from Mayberry: Timeless Truths from America’s Hometown offers a fun TAGS experience in another one of America’s hometowns, lovely Clarksville, Tenn. (about an hour north of Nashville). The event features fun-filled Bible studies based on favorite episodes, uplifting preaching and worship, gospel concerts, a visit to Fort Campbell, and more. The all-inclusive price includes three nights, seven meals, and program fee. Contact Frances at frances@clarksville.tn.us for more info.

* May 8: Margaret Kerry will be spreading pixie dust at the Tinker Bell Marathon at Disneyland.

BrowningLincoln* May 9: David “Mayberry Deputy/Honest Abe” Browning performs his one-man From Gettysburg to Mayberry show as a “Song of the Mountains” fundraiser at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va.  Show time is 7 p.m.  Tickets are just 1,500 pennies or three fins. For more info, visit www.thelincoln.org.

MissouriBoatrideNew* May 12 and 13: Dean Webb and The Missouri Boatride perform at the Bluegrass and BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.  For more info, visit www.silverdollarcity.com.

* May 15: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

Maggie and Rodney at Mayberry in the Midwest in May.

Maggie and Rodney will be back at Mayberry in the Midwest in May!

* May 15-17: Mayberry in the Midwest returns to Danville, Ind. Among the festival’s highlights are the parade, the Mayberry Squad Car Nationals, and performances by the Mayberry Tribute Artists. The special guest stars this year are Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling) and her Darling TV brother, Rodney Dillard, and the Dillard Band, who will do a concert on Saturday. Karen Knotts will also perform her “Tied Up in Knotts” show on Sat. and Sun. afternoons  Other details TBA.  Visit www.mayberryinthemidwest.com for more info and updates.

DeanWebbMissourBR* May 16: Darling boy Dean Webb fires up his mandolin with The Missouri Boatride Bluegrass Band when they perform as part of the FREE Bluegrass on the Lake concert series at the Hillbilly Bowl in Kimberling City, Mo.  Show time is 7 p.m.

* May 23: Dean Webb and his Missouri Boatride buddies perform at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Springfield, Mo.  The concert is free and starts at 6:30 p.m.

Ronnie Schell

Ronnie Schell

* May 23: Ronnie Schell is a special guest star for Altoona Day, which runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., in downtown Altoona, Ala.  Ronnie is among the stars, including Gunilla Hutton (Billie Jo Bradley on “Petticoat Junction” and Nurse Goodbody on “Hee Haw”), who will be greeting fans and signing autographs (for a fee) at this popular festival in eastern Alabama that featuring food, arts & crafts, music, classic cars and much more. For more info, call (205) 589-2311.

* May 23: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning patrols the 100th Somernites Cruise Car Show in Somerset, Ky. For more info, visit www.somernitescruise.com.

* May 30: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning navigates the Clinch River Days festival in St. Paul, Va.

* June 5 and 6: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning, Allan “Floyd” Newsome, Kenneth “Otis” Junkin, and Christie “Andelina Darling” McLendon are back on the truck (or maybe off the wagon in one case) for Mule Days in Gordo, Ala.

* June 13: Darling mandolin man Dean Webb and The Missouri Boatride Bluegrass Band perform as part of the FREE Bluegrass on the Lake concert series in the parking lot outside the Hillbilly Bowl in Kimberling City, Mo.  Show time is 7 p.m. Bring your own comfortable seating.

BaileysBadBoy2* June 13: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “Bailey’s Bad Boy” episode of TAGS, featuring Bill Bixby, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  Admission is included with an Andy Griffith Museum admission.  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* June 18-21: Roland White performs as part of a Kentucky Colonels tribute at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley, Calif.  For more info, visit www.fathersdayfestival.com.

Betty Lynn signs a photo for TAGSRWC member Bruce Fisher at the Andy Griffith Museum. Photo by Hobart Jones.

Betty Lynn signs a photo for TAGSRWC member Bruce Fisher at the Andy Griffith Museum. Photo by Hobart Jones.

* June 19: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* June 26: It’s darn fun when David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning visits the Salem (Va.) Red Sox baseball game.

* July 4: James Best joins fellow “Dukes of Hazzard” stars and a bunch of country music stars for the Party in the Park at Livingston Fairgrounds in Livingston, La.  For more info, visit www.cajuncountryjam.com.

* July 4: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning harvests laughs at the Southeast Old Threshers Reunion festival in Denton, N.C.

BriscoeBath* July 11: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee” episode of TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  Admission is included with an Andy Griffith Museum admission.  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* July 11: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning adds Maberry harmony to the Sing II Faith in Action Fundraiser at the Paramount Theatre in Bristol, Tenn.

* July 11 and 12: Roland White Band performs at the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival in Frankfort, Ill.

* July 14: David Mayberry Deputy” Browning sets up Checkpoint Chickie at the International Norton Owners Association Carolina Vintage Motorcycle Rally.

* July 17: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

MMICar* July 17-19: Mayberry Meet-Up in Mount Airy, N.C.  Timed in part to coincide with Betty Lynn‘s autograph session on Friday, this informal gathering is being coordinated by Allan “Floyd” Newsome as a chance for fans to gather and enjoy Mount Airy during a quieter time of year than with the wall-to-wall activities  and crowds of Mayberry Days (also not to be missed!) in September.

There’s a light schedule of planned activities that folks can pick and choose from.  It’s mostly just a chance to hang out and relax in Mount Airy with fellow visitors and local friends.  The Mayberry Motor Inn and its gazebo serve as the home base for weekend. Click the highlighted link above for details.

* July 18: Karen Knotts performs her one-woman “Tied Up in Knotts” show at 7:30 p.m. at University High School in her dad’s hometown of Morgantown, W.V.

BOY OF THE HOOD--Dean Webb (on mandolin) and Missouri Boatride

BOY OF THE HOOD–Dean Webb (on mandolin) and The Missouri Boatride.

* July 25: Darling mandolin man Dean Webb and The Missouri Boatride Bluegrass Band perform as part of the FREE Bluegrass on the Lake concert series in the parking lot outside the Hillbilly Bowl in Kimberling City, Mo.  Show time is 7 p.m. Bring your own comfortable seating.

* Aug. 6-8: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning is stalks fun at the Tazewell County Fair in Tazewell, Va.

AndyandOpieHousekeepers* Aug. 8: Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, presents a lecture on the “Andy and Opie, Housekeepers” episode of TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C.  Admission is included with an Andy Griffith Museum admission.  For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

KarenKnottsPromo

She’s a Knotts!

* Aug. 12: Karen Knotts performs her “Tied Up in Knotts” show to the Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes, Ind.  David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning also performs.  Show time is 7 p.m., and tickets are $10.  For info, call (812) 888-4184.

* Aug. 14 and 15: Karen Knotts brings “Tied Up in Knotts” at the Kentucky Classic Arts Theatre in Lebanon, Ky.  Comedian Joey I.L.O. also performs on the same bill.  Tickets are $10. For more info or tickets, call (270) 321-0218 or e-mail: kentuckyclassictheatre@mail.com.

* Aug. 21: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) greets fans at the Andy Griffith Museum 12:30-3:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8×10 photos available ($10). For info, visit the website at www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.

* Aug. 22: Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson are joined by several of the Mayberry tribute artists (including David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning, Allan “Floyd” Newsome, Kenneth “Otis” Junkin, Phil “Ernest T.” Fox,  and Jeff “Howard” Branch) for a concert benefiting the Montgomery County DARE program on Saturday at the James H. Garner Center in Troy, N.C. Tickets for the show are $20 for reserved seats and $15 for general admission.  Tickets for children 6 years-12 years old are $10. For more info, call Jeff Branch at (704) 985-6987, e-mail jbranch205@windstream.net, or visit www.bluegrassintroy.com.

* Aug. 29 and 30: David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning is on track for the 25th Annual Depot Days in Amboy, Ill.

* Sept. 20-23: Life Lessons From Mayberry: It’s All There in Black and White in Ridgecrest, N.C. (just outside Asheville) is a Bible study event drawing on the biblical truths and life applications found in “The Andy Griffith Show.” The event is $300 per person (based on double occupancy), and includes three nights of on-campus lodging, eight meals, Bible study sessions based on favorite TAGS episodes, dynamic preaching, worship, bluegrass concert, and special guest Margaret Kerry (Bess Muggins in “Christmas Story” and Helen Scobey in “Andy Forecloses”). To register, call Ridgecrest Conference Center at (800) 588-7222 or visit www.lifeway.com/mayberry.

RodneyMaggieColor* Sept. 24-27: 26th Annual Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, N.C.  Mayberry Days started in 1990, so this 26th annual festival marks its 25th Anniversary, and also the 55th Anniversary of “The Andy Griffith Show” itself.  The festival already shows signs of being more chock-full of fun than ever before.  If that’s even possible!

James Gregory

James Gregory

Tickets are already available online for key parts of the weekend, including the Mayberry Days Golf Tournament (aka The Emmett) and banquet show; a concert by Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band, with special guest Maggie Peterson;  the comedy show of James Gregory (“the funniest man in America”); the VW Boys Tribute to Mayberry; Neal Brower’s Lecture; Colonel Tim’s Talent Time, and more.  For info, updates and tickets, visit www.surryarts.org .

* Oct. 3: 55th Anniversary of the airing of the first episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” on CBS.

* Oct. 3: Dean Webb and The Missouri Boatride perform at The Old Brush Arbor at Keystone Baptist Church in Reeds Spring, Mo.

* Oct. 8: Karen Knotts performs “Tied Up in Knotts” at 2 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio.  Venue and other details TBA.

RonnieSchellFosterLady* Oct. 12-17: Ronnie Schell is the special guest star on the Cruise to Mayberry 10 to the Caribbean aboard Carnival’s Conquest cruise ship.  The cruise departs Ft. Lauderdale for Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau, and a “Fun Day” at sea.

Activities include a Mayberry trivia contest, whistling contest, Mayberry bible study, variety show, concerts, and entertainment by Tim White of the VW Boys and Mayberry Tribute artists, including  Allan “Floyd” Newsome, Kenneth “Otis” Junkin, Ronnie “Barney” Felker, Bob “Briscoe” Mundy, Christie “Andelina” McLendon, Jeff “Howard Sprague” Branch, Elease “Thelma Lou” Felker, Tim “Goober” Pettigrew and Keith “Colonel Harvey” Brown.  “Elvis” tribute artist Wayne Euliss will also be a featured performer.   For more info, visit www.allaboutcruisesnc.net/mayberry.php.

* Dec. 3-5: Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling) is the special guest for A Life Lessons from Mayberry Christmas in Ridgecrest, N.C. (just outside Asheville). This heartwarming weekend will feature Bible studies based on four popular TAGS episodes, inspirational preaching and carols, and a Christmas banquet.  Come celebrate Christmas…Mayberry style! For every member of the family–children’s prices available. To register, call Ridgecrest Conference Center at (800) 588-7222 or visit www.ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/event/mayberrychristmas.

MayberryChristmasPromo* Dec. 18: Maggie Peterson and Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band are joined by David “Mayberry Deputy” Browning for a presentation of their Mayberry Christmas show at 7 p.m. ET at the historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, Ky.

 

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