One example is a hand-painted, three-dimensional, 7 ft by 4 ft stained glass window of the Canterbury Tales. Events include autographs by surviving stars of the show, a pie eating contest, music, live shows, trivia contests, golf tournaments, chess tournaments, and a talent show.As Ed and April open their home and hearts to you, experience the feeling of stepping back into another time and place. The nearby Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop is open 8 a.m. The week’s highlight is the Mayberry Days Parade down Main Street Every Saturday (except during the winter), visitors to downtown Mount Airy enjoy a stress free and slow tour of downtown Mount Airy by horse and buggy provided by Mayberry Mules and Wagon Rides.
Situated adjacent to Wally’s Service Station, visitors can sit behind Andy’s desk, type on the vintage typewriter, and even sit in the recreated jail cells that appeared in the show. Please call ahead to schedule a tour, especially during summer and fall seasons.
Tour Lu Rosa Atkins Manor a historic home built over 160 years ago.
This Victorian farm house was originally built by the Jones’ family local residents of Surry County. They began renovations immediately while at the same time maintaining the Victorian Era in every room including the original flooring in several rooms, the staircase, the parlor which was added in 1929, and the front foyer.
Keep in mind that winter hours are limited – always call before visiting.
Held the first full weekend in June each year, the Mount Airy Fiddlers’ Convention is attended by thousands of bluegrass and old-time fans.