Mount Airy Autumn Leaves Festival

We’re getting to love these small town festivals! Mount Airy is a town of about 10,000 people, about 45 minutes north of us, in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains. It was the birthplace and childhood home of Andy Griffith, and is the inspiration for the “Mayberry” setting of the Andy Griffith Show. In this part of the world, you can see a rerun of the Andy Griffith Show every day. Personally, that’s way, way, way too much Andy Griffith for me, but I guess it’s kinda cool. The spirit lives on with Mayberry art, old fashion police cars, stores and products, etc.


Main Street, Mt Airy, with the Blue Ridge in the background.


See!? Mayberry stuff.


See!? Andy of Mayberry art.


The traditional long line for a "pork chop sandwich, all the way" at Snappy Lunch!


Remember Ron Howard as Opie?


Gail and April at the festival. Gail is turning into a southern girl, a sunny 75 degrees and wearing her coat!


April, Amanda and Gail with a bloomin' onion. Deep fried, of course!


Some dude preparing a little pork!


Gail was on the prowl for a turkey leg, and she found one!


nom nom nom nom!


Trying my very first deep fried Oreo!


I liked it! I liked it!

It was a great day! I’m grateful for so many things, especially the deep fried Oreos! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Mount Airy Autumn Leaves Festival”

  1. Tell Gail I love her haircut. Just saying. It's awesome.

    I'm glad you had a great time. I too love the small towns and all their wonderful festivals. I'm with Gail, when it's 75 degrees I'm wearing my jacket too.

    The deep fried everything sounds wonderful.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. 🙂

  2. Looks like a great day for attending a small town festival. Though I'm with you on a little too much of Andy Griffith. The turkey leg looked delicious! Though there is no way you could convince me to try a deep fried oreo, nope no way. I don't do deep fried anything other than the occasional french fry.

  3. Sandee~

    Gail does have great hair, doesn't she? That's why I love her. 😉

    I told her you thought so.

    Big hug to you, too!!


    Aw, c'mon, just a little bite??? I bet you'll like it! And it will probably only take a few minutes off your life!

    No, seriously, your discipline is why you look like a million bucks! 🙂


    Yessir! A great time!


    We must be neighbors!

    Welcome!! I'll go check out your site right now!

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, Tiff! It's always good to connect with a fellow blogger, and rare indeed to have one be so close to home!

      On my sidebar blogroll is "Mimi Writes." She's also here in NC, about an hour away. We're just one year age difference, and have become friends IRL. You might want to check her Peace project and maybe participate. The BlogBlast for Peace is on Nov 4.

      Anyway, nice to meet you!

  4. Dawn~

    Don't knock it until you try it! They're sinfully good!

    Glad you liked the pics! 🙂


    Nice avatar pic! 🙂

    Now that's the junk food spirit! Not every day, but yes at festivals!

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