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"I Dream of Jeannie" To Appear at Mayberry Days

Barbara Eden will make her fist ever appearance at  Mayberry Days festival later this month in Mount Airy
Barbara Eden on the Andy Griffith Show

MOUNT AIRY, N.C.-- Barbara Eden will be making her first ever appearances at the annualMayberry Days festival in Mount Airy this month. Organizers confirmed the news Tuesday.

Eden played Mayberry's first manicurist during one episode of "The Andy Griffith Show."

"Barbara's episode is among the most memorable and popular of all time. We've gotten a bunch of calls from fans," festival organizer Tanya Jones of the Surry Arts Council said in news release.

Other celebrities scheduled to attend include:

  • Betty Lynn
  • Clint Howard
  • Maggie Peterson
  • Rodney Dillard
  • Elizabeth MacRae
  • Ronnie Schell
  • Morgan Brittany
  • Ronnie Dapo
  • Margaret Kerry
  • George Spence
  • Bruce Bilson
  • Karen Knotts
  • George Lindsey, Jr.
  • Dorothy Best

The multi-day festival starts Sept. 23 through Sept.. 27. It pays tribute to Mount Airy's role as inspiration for the idyllic town of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show.

For more information and list of events click on Mayberry Days.