Mayberry in the Midwest

Bicentennial Begins: What to Expect in Hendricks County

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 06:55 PM by Josh Duke

Happy 200th birthday Indiana! With 2016 officially here, we have reached a milestone year for our state's history, and I for one as the Hendricks County Bicentennial Coordinator am extremely busy planning and getting our locals excited about the ... read more

Top 10: Stories From 2015

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 06:55 PM by Josh Duke

As we wrap up 2015 and look ahead to a milestone year for our state in 2016, we always like to look back at the Hendricks County Insider's most viewed stories from the past year in case you may have missed them. I will also provide a little ... read more

Mike Toomey to Bring Mayberry Comedy to Royal Stage

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 07:55 PM by Eric Ivie

Mayberry in the Midwest is coming to Danville this weekend, and one of the many activities on the slate to celebrate The Andy Griffith Show is a live performance by comedian Mike Toomey on Saturday night at the Royal Theater . Toomey has been ... read more

Weekend Primer: May 15-17

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 07:51 PM by David Ayers

Using my best Mayberry-inspired drawl, Hendricks County promises to be a pretty busy place this weekend. Headlining it all, of course, is the Mayberry in the Midwest festival. Following on its wildly successful debut, the Festival makes its return on ... read more
Growing up as the daughter of a celebrity can be tough and amazing at the same time, but that wasn't the case for Karen Knotts. The legendary Don Knotts, who shined on both stage and screen most notably as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show , ... read more
One of the many aspects of the upcoming Mayberry in the Midwest festival that makes it such an authentic experience is the original actors who attend. Because so few are still with us, this opportunity is fleeting so it should be one fans of the show ... read more
Last year marked the inaugural Mayberry in the Midwest Festival in downtown Danville. An estimated 4,000 people descended upon Danville and our little town turned Mayberry if just for the weekend. With tribute artists, vendors, music and food, fun ... read more

2015 Mayberry in the Midwest to be Even Bigger

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 07:52 PM by Josh Duke

As I arrived at the first-ever Mayberry in the Midwest festival last year in Danville, I was excited about its potential, but tried to temper my expectations especially in its inaugural year. Thoroughly impressed upon arrival, it didn't take ... read more

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