Archive for September, 2014

End Posts Restaurant at JOLO Winery and Vineyard

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

End Posts Restaurant is JOLO Winery and Vineyard’s on-site dining experience. For upcoming special events and menus please visit

End Posts Restaurant Hours

No Reservations Needed. Stop in for a casual yet delicious lunch or snack.

AvailableThursday – Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Noon – 3:30 p.m.


Kapps Mill Kayak Rentals

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

Kapps Mill Kayak Rentals is located near Dobson, NC on the Mitchell River, which is very good river for the first timers – mostly shallow water, flowing at a slow pace with no whitewater.
There are a few little runs on this river, but nothing scary.
They offer a 45 min. trip called the mini-run for $10.00 per kayak and also a 2-hour run for $20.00 per kayak.
Family rates or group rate available for 4 or more people. Must call by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you plan on kayaking to check for availabity and to reserve kayaks. They offer top-sit kayaks, sit-in kayaks and two-person kayaks. Call 336-366-2509 for reservations or more information.

10 Can’t Miss Blue Ridge Parkway Towns

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

Mount Airy North Carolina named one of the 10 Best Towns Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Welcome to the Mount Airy, North Carolina Media Center. Here we hope to provide you with everything you need to tell the story of our great city. If you would like more information, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with photos, videos, interviews, tours and more. And make sure you “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Jessica Icenhour Roberts Director of Tourism & Marketing 336.786.6116 [email protected]

25th Mayberry Days is coming soon – September 25-28!

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

Mount Airy, North Carolina is the hometown of Andy Griffith, known for the beloved “Andy Griffith Show.” We are honored to be known as Mayberry, and each year we celebrate Mayberry Days during the last weekend of September. You can travel to “Mayberry” any time you visit our city, but a visit during Mayberry Days is extra special!

parade13091483The Mayberry Days Parade is on the Saturday of the festival, September 27th, starting at 9 a.m. in Downtown Mount Airy! Arrive early for a good spot!

This is a wonderful festival with fun for the entire family! Fans of the show will love traveling back in time – to the days when life was simple and the sheriff did not have to carry a gun. Special guests include Betty Lynn who played Thelma Lou, Joy Ellison who played Effie Muggins and more, James Best who played Jim Lindsey, George Spence who played Frank the Fiance, Elizabeth McRae who played Betty Parker, Maggie Peterson who played Charlene Darling, Karen Knotts who is Don Knotts’ daughter, George Lindsey Jr. who is George “Goober” Lindsey’s son, Rodney Dillard from The Darling Boys, and MORE!


Free shuttle service will run on a loop all day on Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, to the following locations:

– Virginia Street parking lot (Downtown Mount Airy, off of N. Main St.)

– City Hall Street, to serve the adjacent parking lot (Downtown Mount Airy, off of Moore Ave.)

– Surry Arts Council/Andy Griffith Playhouse/Andy Griffith Museum/Blackmon Amphitheatre

– Mayberry Campground, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Quality Inn, Knights Inn, and Mayberry Motor Inn

– Downtown Mount Airy at the Mount Airy Visitors Center

There are multiple events, shows, contests, and PLENTY of good times! Here is a sampling of the events at Mayberry Days, but it is not a complete list – visit for a complete line-up!

– Mayberry Days Parade on Saturday, September 27th at 9 a.m. in Downtown Mount Airy

– Aunt Bee’s Bake Sale on Friday at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

– Mrs. Wiley’s Tea Party at the Mount Airy Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. (corner of N. Main St. and Moore Ave.) (free)

BBQ Cook-Off with the BBQ sold on Saturday at Surry Arts Council/Andy Griffith Playhouse

Family Entertainment on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre (free)

– Karen Knotts “Tied up in Knotts” One-Woman Show on Friday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the Historic Earle Theatre in Downtown Mount Airy; Tickets $15 and limited seating available – call 336-786-7998 for tickets.

– “Mayberry Minute Men” Youth TAGS Trivia Contest on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and the adult TAGS trivia contest on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Blackmon Amphitheatre (across from the Andy Griffith Playhouse/Museum)

– “Chester Jones” Checkers Tournament on Saturday beginning at 12 Noon at the Photo Gallery Room in the Andy Griffith Playhouse

– Horseshoes from Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Horseshoe Pit behind the Andy Griffith Playhouse

– Pork Chop Sandwich Eating Contest on Friday, 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch hours) at Snappy Lunch in Downtown Mount Airy

– Mayberry “Idle” on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre (across from Andy Griffith Playhouse/Museum)

– THE EMBERS Beach Music Concert on Thursday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre; Tickets $15 each

– AND SO MUCH MORE – go to for the full line-up!


For a full line-up of events and more information about Mayberry Days, visit the official website at

Make your reservations for accommodations as soon as possible and for assistance with reservations during Mayberry Days, call the Mount Airy Visitors Center at 336-786-6116 or 800-948-0949.

It’s going to be a big weekend, so please visit and join in the fun and festivities!


The Blue Rabbit Art Gallery & Studio

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

The Blue Rabbit Art Gallery & Studio is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Mount Airy. We carry contemporary and traditional art from local artists and teach painting classes to all ages.

Bring your little artist to a K-5 class, bring the whole family on family painting nights, and/or treat yourself to a night out or an afternoon off for our adult “Art & Wine” classes.
Create an unforgettable birthday or special occasion with a private painting party event – custom painting requests are taken!
We are open Tuesday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and we have extended hours for classes and special events.
Shop small ya’ll!
The Blue Rabbit Art Gallery & Studio
415 North Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
@bluerabbitgallery on Instagram