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 Activities Magazine has just published the second annual Mayberry edition in time for the Mayberry Reunion June 28 in Pigeon Forge. We will also take…

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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 dance at 8 pm Classic Car Show & Swap Meet on Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm For more info, contact Edwin Karg at…

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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 is a cast reunion show performed by the stars at 7 p.m. at Bundy Auditorium at a cost of $25 each. Tickets are already sold…

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“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 about the quasi-equine, but there was more to Mule Days than just mules! One annual event at Mule Days is the Mayberry Squad Car Nationals….

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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, “The latest Mayberry books that Ken Beck and I have compiled are little collections of quotations from the show. One is on friendship and is…

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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,” Elinor Donahue “Ellie Walker,” Jean Carson “Fun Girl,” and Keith Thibodeaux “Johnny Paul Jason,” “A Tribute to Mayberry” also features Ronnie Schell “Duke Slater” and…

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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 Friend are collections of special moments of parenting and friendship from The Andy Griffith Show. These books are packed with photographs and quotes from the…

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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 in Brent, Ala. The event is exactly what it sounds like: folks racing their replicas of the Mayberry squad car. “A lot of folks were…

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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 by a whole host of various and sundry Sundquists and friends. Governor and Mrs. Sundquist were on hand to welcome special guests like Ray Stevens…

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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 a big hit with the crowd. Bernard Fox (Malcolm Merriweather, the English butler) also starred as Dr. Bombay in “Bewitched” and in the blockbuster movie,…

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