Mayberry Comes to Westminster

WESTMINSTER, SC — The City of Westminster will again transform into the city of Mayberry for the 5th Annual Mayberry Comes to Westminster  Festival on May 1-2, 2015. The kick off to the festival is the Mayberry Beauty Pageants on April 18 at West-Oak Middle School. The ladies selected that evening will reign over the festivities in May. Prior to the opening ceremonies, the “Finding the Way Back to Mayberry” Bible study will again take place Thursday evening, April 30th at Westminster Baptist Church.




Mayberry look-a-likes, or tribute artists will be back to entertain folks during the weekend. Headlining is LeRoy McNees an original cast member from two episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.  LeRoy is an excellent musician - a master of the Dobro.





Also returning will be David Browning, The Mayberry Deputy, who for the last 26 years has portrayed the infamous Barney Fife all over America. Along with The Mayberry Deputy will be Tim “Goober” Pettigrew, Phil “Ernest T. Bass” Lee, Michael “Gomer” Oliver, Jeff “Howard Sprague” Branch, Kenneth “Otis Campbell” Junkin, Keith “Col Harvey” Brown, Bob “Briscoe Darling” Mundy, and Christy "Andylene" McLendon. Many of these talented artists have appeared at the first four annual events.

Joining the festivities will be a Mayberry favorite the VW Boys Band. The “W” in VW is Tim White the well known host of the weekly PBS program Song of the Mountain.  The VW Boys and the tribute artists will take part in a "Memories of Mayberry" concert and talent show Saturday afternoon at the Westminster Music Hall.

Several other venues are planned along with three Mayberry Day parades. Saturday, a Cruise In featuring vintage autos and tractors, whistling, look-a-like and trivia contests, arts and craft displays, music and food venues, a silent auction and much more.

Sponsorship of the festival is available by contacting event coordinator Tom Rusk at (864) 638-7426. For more information and for ticket purchases visit For booth rental information phone 864-647-5316.