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2017 Mayberry in the Midwest Festival

 May 19-21, 2017
Danville Indiana

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Take a step back in time at this central Indiana event that takes place each year on the Historic Downtown Danville Courthouse Square in mid-May. The family friendly event is based on The Andy Griffith Show.

Throughout the weekend kids can play at Opie's World on Jefferson Street, tribute artists perform on stage and you may even get lucky enough to bump into one in the crowd, actress Maggie Peterson who played Charlene Darling and Andy Griffith's daughter, Dixie Griffith, will be in attendance to meet fans, food and merchandise vendors line Washington Street, historic tractors takeover Tractor Town, and demonstrations tents will be held at the Hendricks County Historical Museum.   

Ticketed Events

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Fourth Annual Mayberry in the Midwest Meet & Greet Dinner
Friday, May 19, 2017
Ticket Price: $30
Join us as we welcome Maggie Mancuso (Charlene Darling), Dixie Griffith (Andy Griffith's Daughter), Ronnie Schell (Duke Slater from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) and the zany Tribute Artists. Dinner will be straight from Aunt Bee's Kitchen, catered by the Mayberry Cafe. Meet our special guests, get autographs, make new friends and start your Mayberry weekend with a smile and lots of laughs.

Ronnie Schell & His Serious Evening of Hilarious Comedy
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 9:30pm | The Royal Theater
Ticket Price: $20
Ronnie Schell; actor, comedian, and General-Man-About-Town will regale us with stories from his illustrious career including, but not limited to The Any Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. He will be showing some of the only existing outtakes from the shows and make time for questions from the audience. Ronnie's latest venture is starring in an upcoming pilot with Ed Asner and Dawn Wells. Ronnie Cannot wait to entertain the Mayberry in the Midwest fans with his special brand of comedy.

Ronnie Schell: My Life After Gomer
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 2:00pm | The Royal Theater
Ticket Price: $15
While our special guest, Ronnie Schell has had a fascinating career since his years on Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., his favorite memories are of those with Jim Nabors and friends. During this Sunday afternoon show, he will share outtakes from the show and share stories as only he can. Ronnie will happily answer questions at the end of the show. This funny guy cannot wait to join us for Mayberry in the Midwest.


To view the full list of events, dates, times and locations download the schedule of events.

Friday, May 19th:

6 pm - 9 pm:                  Meet & Greet

Saturday, May 20th:

7 am - 10 am:                 Fireman's Pancake Breakfast
11:00 am:                       Mayberry Themed Parade
11:45 am - 12pm:           The Treblemakers 
12 pm - 1 pm:                 Tribute Artist show
1 pm - 2 pm:                   Mayberry themed contests/games 
2 pm - 3:15 pm:              Reckin' Crew Bluegrass 
3:00 pm:                         Squad Car Nationals
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm          Borrowed Tyme Bluegrass
5:30 pm - 7 pm:              Coatesville Friends Bluegrass 
7:00 pm:                         Local Celebrity Basket Ball Game
9:30 pm:                         Ronnie Schell Comedy Show A Serious Evening of Hilarious Comedy

Sunday, May 22st:

7 am - 10:30 am:            Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast
10 am - 10:30 am:          Mayberry Bible Study Service
10:30 am - 12 pm:          Redeemed Quartet
12 pm - 1 pm:                 Tribute Artist Show
1:00 pm:                         Cornhole
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm:         Hoedown Cloggers
2:00 pm:                         Ronnie Schell Comedy Show My Life After Gomer
3 pm - 4:30 pm:              Cumberland Gap Band


Tribute Artists

Tribute Artists

Terry Varvel as Barney Fife
Allan Newsome as Floyd
Eric Lowry as Mayor Pike
Jeff Branch as Howard Sprague
Phil Fox as Ernest-T
Jeanette Kleiber as Aunt Bee
Bob Mundy as Briscoe Darling
Kenneth Junkin as Otis
Tim Pettigrew as Goober
Michael Oliver as Gomer

Special Guests

Maggie Mancuso
Dixie Griffith
Ronnie Schell

Travel Planning

Host Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites Avon
119 Angelina Way
Avon, IN 46123

Contact Information

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