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See what's got the attention of Floyd and Andy and Barney and the Boys by scrolling down to the Mayberry Days listing in September.

See what's got the attention of Floyd and Andy and Barney and the boys by scrolling down to the Mayberry Days listing in September.

Floyd's Barbershop
Bulletin Board & Event Calendar

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).

* 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 features food, arts & crafts, music, classic cars and much more. For more info, call (205) 589-2311.

* May 29-31: Barbara Eden appears at FanExpo in Dallas.  For info, visit www.fanexpodallas.com.

* 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 20: Barbara Eden presents "An Evening with Barbara Eden" at Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  For more info, visit www.suncoastcasino.com/whats-new/events/barbara-eden

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

* July 4: Barbara Eden appears at the Cajun Country Jam in Livingston, La.  For info, visit www.facebook.com/livingstoncajuncountryjam

* July 4: David "Mayberry Deputy" Browning, Kenneth "Otis" Junkin, Phil "Ernest T." Fox, Jeff "Howard Sprague" Branch, Michael "Gomer" Oliver, and Georgia "Aunt Bee" Branam harvest laughs at the Southeast Old Threshers Reunion festival in Denton, N.C. They'll do shows with the Burrows Brothers bluegrass band at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  For more info, visit www.farmpark.com.

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 Mayberry 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.

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 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.

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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 Theatre in Lebanon, Ky.  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.

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Barbara Eden on her way to Mayberry Days!

Barbara Eden on her way to Mayberry Days!

* 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!

Clint Howard as Leon.

Clint Howard as Leon.

Guest stars confirmed so far include beloved host cast member Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou); Barbara Eden (Manicurist Ellen Brown), who is making her first-ever appearance at a Mayberry event; Clint Howard (sandwich-toting Leon), who is making his Mayberry Days debut and attending his first Mayberry event since 1997; Elizabeth MacRae (Betty Parker on TAGS and Lou Ann Poovie on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C."); Ronnie Schell (two TAGS episodes and Duke Slater on "Gomer Pyle"); Margaret Kerry (Bess Muggins and Helen Scobey); festival favorite George Spence (Frank the Boyfriend); Dorothy Best (widow of James Best); and George Lindsey Jr. Stay tuned for further updates on the incredible lineup of stars for this year's special festival.

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James Gregory

RodneyMaggieColorTickets 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 Darling boy Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band, with special guest Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling);  the comedy show of James Gregory ("the funniest man in America"); the VW Boys Tribute to Mayberry; and Neal Brower's Lecture including TAGS assistant director Bruce Bilson (who, after his two seasons on TAGS, went on to be an Emmy-winning big-time director of other top shows).

And there's still more, including "Tied-Up in Knotts" starring Karen Knotts; Colonel Tim's Talent Time; Michael Hoover's 'Memories of Elvis;" Smoke on the Mountain; The Embers; The Magnificents Band; and much more.  For info, updates and tickets, visit www.surryarts.org .

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* 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.

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SEA SCHELL-Ronnie Schell is ready to shine on and foster good times on the Mayberry cruise. It's the one for you!

* 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.

* Oct. 17: Karen Knotts performs "Tied Up in Knotts" at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, Tex.  Show time is 7 p.m.  For more info and tickets, visit www.uptowntheatergp.com.

* 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.

* Dec. 19: Maggie Peterson and Rodney Dillard and the "Mayberry Christmas" show troupe come back to Middle Tennessee with a return engagement in Mt. Juliet (just east of Nashville).  Details TBA.

 

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