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Mayberry Days Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Mayberry Days celebrates its 25th anniversary in Mt. Airy this weekend.
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MT. AIRY, N.C. -- It's a celebration of Andy Griffith, Mayberry, and the culture that still lives on today across the Tar Heel state; Mayberry Days is back in town.

The festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a long list of family friendly events.

Friday featured a proclamation from Mt. Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran, a pork chop eating contest and more.

Saturday, starts with the annual Mayberry Days Parade on Main Street at 9 a.m. Day three of the event also includes Mayberry "Idle," a talent competition; tours of the Andy Griffith Museum and an apple peeling contest, to name a few things.

Head to the Mayberry Days website for a full list of events and ticket prices.

The Surry Arts Council hosts the festival as a celebration of Andy Griffith and the show that still means so much to people across the country.