Christian Activities Mayberry Special Edition

Last year Christian Activities published a special issue with a Mayberry theme and distributed 3,000 issues at Mayberry Days in North Carolina. This issue included articles on Mayberry events featuring members of the original cast. We had so much fun writing about Andy, Barney, Goober and Thelma Lou we decided to do it again! Christian … Read more

The Spirit of Mayberry Comes to Minnesota

2nd Annual Car Show and Swap Meet at McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson MN on Sat. the 20th of July and Sunday the 21st of July “Featuring The Spirit of Mayberry.” Stars Barney Fife impersonator Mick Kieffer and dance with “Music By Opie.” Classic Car Cruise thru Hutchinson on Saturday at 7 pm with a … Read more

Mayberry in the Midwest

“Mayberry in the Midwest” is coming to New Castle, Indiana, the weekend of July 19 and 20, 2002. Friday, July 19th is a charity auction and dinner with the stars of “The Andy Griffith Show” at The Henry County Arts Park. The doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $15 each. Saturday, July 20th … Read more

“Mule Days” Is a Kick!

Andy Griffith sang a song about a Kickin’ Mule on one of his tapes. I didn’t see any kickin’ (although I bet there was some!) but I saw plenty of mules at Mule Days at Heritage Park in Brent, Alabama this past weekend. From mules on parade to mule drawn buggies, the day was all … Read more

Two New Mayberry Gift Books

Ken Beck and Jim Clark sign books at Davis Kidd Booksellers, June 18, 2002 Jim Clark is not only the founder of “The Andy Griffith Show”(TAGS) Rerun Watchers Club, but he is also one of the most respected and prolific Mayberry authors in the world, partnering with fellow writer Ken Beck. Jim recently told me, … Read more

A Tribute to Mayberry Comes to Pigeon Forge

Photos by Kathryn E. Darden for “A Tribute to Mayberry” is coming to Pigeon Forge starring some of the original cast members from “The Andy Griffith Show.” The event takes place Friday, June 28 at 7PM at the Country Tonight Theatre. Featuring George Lindsey “Goober,” Betty Lynn “Thelma Lou,” Howard Morris “Ernest T. Bass,” … Read more

Davis-Kidd Welcomes Jim Clark and Ken Beck

Nashville’s Ken Beck and Jim Clark will discuss and sign Act Like Somebody (Rutledge Hill Press, $9.99), I’m Proud to Call You My Friend (RH Press, $9.99), and The Encyclopedia of TV Pets (RH Press, $19.99) at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m. Act Like Somebody and I’m Proud to Call You My … Read more

Thelma Lou Is Alabama Bound!

Actress Betty Lynn, beloved as Barney Fife’s girlfriend Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show, ” is the Guest of Honor for the Second Annual Mayberry Squad Car Nationals, to be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in conjunction with the Brent Mule Days and PCA Rodeo, on Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Heritage Park … Read more

A Touch of Mayberry Comes to Nashville

Photos by Kathryn E. Darden for 7/01/2001 – Stars of the timeless Andy Griffith Show came to Nashville for the “Mayberry Reunion Weekend” at the Opryland Hotel, June 28 through July 1, 2001. Members of the beloved cast arrived a day early for a special reception at the Governor’s mansion on Wednesday night attended … Read more

Mayberry Photos

7/02/2001 – Here are some photos from the Mayberry Reunion held at the Governor’s Mansion in Nashville. Photos by Kathryn E. Darden for Click on small photo to view larger version. Don Knotts (Barney Fife) greets the crowd There’s a new deputy in town and his name is David Browning. Barney inpersonator Browning was … Read more


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