Mayberry Days Contests


    Thursday registration beginning at 11:00 a.m.
    Cross Creek Country Club

    $100 per golfer includes greens fees, country buffet dinner, golf awards presentation and entertainment from the Special Guests, tribute artists, and comedian Henry Cho.

    The golf tournament is held in memory of Emmett Forrest, the Keeper of the Flame, avid golfer and true friend to everyone he met, whether on the links or at the Andy Griffith Museum.

    Henry Cho

    For all registered golfers, Mayberry Days starts Thursday at Cross Creek with a review of the rules for this "Sheriff's Choice" tournament at High Noon. Ernest "Tee" Off is at 12:30 p.m. for the shotgun start. Hole sponsors add something special to each hole and Special Guests and tribute artists move around the course with refreshments and laughs. Teams compete for trophies, awards and bragging rights for the year. 

    Individuals or pairs are welcome to golf and will be assigned to a team before the tournament. The button below will take you to the Eventbrite page to register online. You can also call the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998.


    Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    In front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Remember the TAGS episode "Man in a Hurry" when Andy peels an apple without breaking the peel? If you have a steady hand and keen eye, you can sign up at the Information Shelter and get your apple and peeler to try for the longest continuous peel during the festival. There is no time limit, but if you start, be sure to finish before you take a nap in the rocking chair.

    Trophy awarded at the Information Shelter on Saturday at 4 p.m.


    Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch hours)
    Snappy Lunch
    Downtown Mount Airy

    If you are feeling extra hungry, plan to compete in the world famous pork chop sandwich contest at Mayberry Days (the record is 8!). Check in with the staff at Snappy Lunch before you order to get a copy of the rules. Mary Dowell will officiate the event (obey all rules). For ages 18 and over.

    As Olive says, "Does my heart good to see a thin person eat."


    Friday at 2:30 p.m.
    Opie's Clubhouse to the left of the Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Hosted by the "Mother Figure" and "Mayberry Days Preservation Society" TAGSRWC Chapters

    Still hungry after eating a pork chop sandwich? Come down and see how fast you can eat one of "Aunt Bee's Crustless Cream Pies" with the fastest eaters receiving trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Special hosts will be on hand as official judges.

    Register at the Information Shelter before 2:00 p.m. on Friday to compete. Two heats of competition - "Young'uns Young'uns Young'uns" and Adult "Hungry Buzzards."

    This is an exciting event for the whole family!


    Friday at 3:30 p.m.
    Blackmon Amphitheatre

    Hosted by the "She called me Creatster" TAGSRWC Chapter

    "Daylight's precious when you're a youngster" and so is knowing the answers to TAGS Trivia. If there is any doubt that today's generation does not enjoy a good television show, come out and see this contest as the younger TAGS fans (14 yrs and under) are "ready at a moment's notice with the answer." To compete, purchase a $2 Trivia Fan (a great souvenir) at the Information Shelter in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse or at the Amphitheatre right before the event.

    Prizes and trophies awarded to the top winners.


    Friday at 4:30 p.m.
    Blackmon Amphitheatre

    Hosted by the "Hearty Eatin' Men, Beautiful Delicate Women" TAGSRWC Chapter

    Get ready to challenge the best of the best in this annual TAGS trivia contest. It's the "World Championship of TAGS Trivia"! To compete, purchase a $2 Trivia Fan at the Information Shelter in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse or at the Amphitheatre right before the contest.

    Everyone is welcome to participate with prizes and trophies awarded to the top winners.


    Saturday beginning at 12 Noon
    Siamese Twins Exhibit below the Andy Griffith Playhouse
    Hosted by the Mayberry Chapter of TAGSRWC

    Practice on the checkers tables during the week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. then challenge friends and family and try to beat George, Bertha or Dennis to become the 2018 checker champion of Mayberry Days in this round robin tournament. A limited number of spaces are available, so register at the Information Shelter with a $2 entry fee for a chance to win this year's trophy by winning the most games.

    The checkers tables will be available all during the festival for anyone to enjoy for fun or practice.

    "Chester Jones, you're a two-faced, cheatin' liar!" - Jud


    Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
    Top of the hill across the street from the Andy Griffith Playhouse

    "Heft" a hay bale and see how far you can toss it to compete for the winner's trophy. This single elimination contest will run from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with winner awarded the trophy at 2:00 p.m. Goober says "hay!"

    Or you can grab a partner and compete in the Corn Hole Tournament for winners' trophies.


    Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Blackmon Amphitheatre

    Do you want to be a star at Mayberry Days? Mayberry "Idle" is a talent contest at a much slower pace with your chance to perform to the crowd at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. The top three winners are invited to perform at Colonel Tim's Evening show! Space is limited for performers and sign up begins on Friday at 8:00 a.m. at the Information Shelter in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse.

    Jeff Branch "Howard Sprague" will emcee this event with judges providing commentary and discussion between acts. Remember it's Mayberry Days, so "if it ain't kind, don't say it."

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