Mayberry Comes to Westminster

 

Westminster, SC - The City of Westminster will again transform into the city of Mayberry for the 6th Annual Mayberry Comes to Westminster Festival May 6-7, 2016.

The festival, after just five years, has been designated as one of the Top 20 Festivals in the SE for May 2016 by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Prior to the opening ceremonies on May 6, the “Finding the Way Back to Mayberry” Bible study will again take place Thursday evening, May 5, at Westminster Baptist Church @ 7 p.m.  Also that day (May 5) the 3rd annual Crime Stoppers Mayberry Open Golf Tourney will be held at the Oconee Country Club.

Mayberry look-a-likes, or tribute artists will be back to entertain folks during the weekend. Headlining is David Browning, The Mayberry Deputy, who for the last 27 years has portrayed the infamous Barney Fife all over America. Along with The Mayberry Deputy will be Allan “Floyd the Barber” Newsome, Tim “Goober” Pettigrew, and Phil “Ernest T. Bass” Lee, Kenneth “Otis Campbell” Junkin, Michael “Gomer” Oliver, Bob “Briscoe Darling” Mundy, Christy "Andylene" McLendon and Keith “Col Harvey” Brown. Many of these talented artists appeared at the first five events.

Also joining the festivities again this year will be the daughter of the late, great Don Knotts, Karen Knotts.  She will serve as Parade Marshall of the two day event and will present her show “Knott, Knotts Who’s there?” Getting to know the man behind Barney Fife, twice during the weekend. 

Also planned are two Mayberry Day parades Saturday, a Cruise-In featuring vintage autos and tractors, whistling, trivia contests, and a “Salute to Elvis” dinner show starring Wayne Euliss Wednesday night, May 4th.  The award winning blue grass band Trinity River will perform on the downtown stage Saturday afternoon as well. There will be arts and craft displays, food venues, a silent auction pancake breakfast and more.

For more information and tickets go to www.mayberrywestminster.com or call the Westminster Chamber of Commerce at 864-647-5316.