Every Thursday and Saturday, the Surry Arts Council hosts jam sessions at the Earle Theatre in Downtown Mount Airy. Local bands and individual musicians play on the stage and in the mezzanine. Musicians can be found jamming outside the Earle when the weather permits. Musicians take turns playing, singing, and backing up others. Many come just to sit in the auditorium and listen and tap their feet – or dance on the wooden floor in front of the stage.
Thursday jam sessions take place at 7:00 p.m. and are free. The Saturday jam session occurs from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., just before the live radio broadcast of WPAQ’s Merry-Go-Round. Admission is $5 on Saturdays, which includes admission to the Merry-Go-Round and the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall.
Now it can be told! Mount Airy’s history as “Little Chicago” has been swept under the rug a long time ago as the city turned to cleaning up its’ image in the 60’s. Can you handle the truth? This 90 minute walking tour of our downtown area is handicapped-accessible and will take you to the areas some folks around here would still rather not talk about. Murder, mayhem, and moonshine are just some of the things you’ll hear about from one of our trained guides as you go behind the scenes of our famous squeaky-clean image. NO names have been changed to protect anyone!
Tours are held June through October at 3pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and are $11 per person. Make your reservation by calling the Museum at 336-786-4478.
Historic Mount Airy Ghost Tours held Friday and Saturday night at 8 pm, May through the end of October, Join us for an exciting 90 minute, lantern-lit walking tour through Mount Airy’s streets and it’s historic past. You will hear about 13 of our “less mortal friends” and some of Mount Airy’s resting places. Tours begin and end at the Old North State Winery, 308 N. Main Street. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera and umbrella, if needed. Tickets are $10.00 and pre-paid reservations are required. For more information contact the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 336-786-4478.
We love seeing all of our summer visitors to White Sulphur Springs, and the Cabins have been full of guests looking for a relaxing and enjoyable “back to nature” getaway! Want the buzz, directly from our guests? Check it out below, and visit TripAdvisor and read our “excellent” five star ratings and reviews!
Mary and Family, Fayetteville, NC:“I cannot say enough about how cozy & comfortable the cabins were. You have everything so well provided & that makes things so much easier for your guests – we really appreciated that. I really enjoyed the views from the windows, I felt like I was in a tree house & when I pointed that out to our family they all agreed & loved the idea. All of us commented that we had never slept so soundly in a new setting & now we all want to go out & buy new “cabin soft” mattresses! We loved sitting on the porch listening to the morning & evening sounds & then watching the fireflies at night — just beautiful. Walking around the property was something we all enjoyed doing together or on our own & your setting for peaceful walks to the river was so relaxing. You really have a beautiful area there & all the history surrounding White Sulphur Springs interested me especially. I could daydream about being back in time & seeing all the activities that must have taken place there.
We have already recommended your cabins to many of our friends & would recommend them without any hesitation to anyone else. We had such a wonderful time at White Sulphur & we’re all looking forward to a return trip in the future. Your beautiful setting, the comfort & well appointed cabins you offer, & the helpfulness & friendliness of your staff make for a perfect vacation — we can’t thank you enough!”
Ron and Family, New Smyrna Beach, Florida:
“We just arrived home about two hours ago after leaving “our” cabin #5 around 7:30 this morning heading back to NSB, Florida! I say “our” cabin because we felt so at home there and truly did not want to leave! We knew from your website reviews and pictures that we had a treat in store for us, but the actuality far exceeded even our high expectations! When we first walked through the door last Tuesday, we were struck by the spaciousness of the cabin along with the beautiful, upscale décor. The design of the cabin itself is awesome, and obviously well thought out! Of course we loved the special touches of the luxurious monogrammed towels, the gorgeous bedding (not to mention the comfortable bed), the upscale kitchen appliances, the comfortable quality furniture, the great vanity area with such a roomy closet, the bath tub with rain shower head, the rocking chairs on both the front porch and the back deck, and the windows on every side of the cabin with gorgeous woodland views! I could go on and on…….I haven’t even mentioned the manicured grounds with all the amenities there! We enjoyed hiking up into what will be Phase 2 and exploring all the areas of WSS! One of the greatest pleasures was sitting on the back deck with our coffee early each morning and again every evening with our glass of wine. We also used the front porch rockers during the day. “
Mayberry Days is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple and the sheriff didn’t carry a gun. Enjoy a bottle of pop while playing checkers, relax to music from many local bands playing the same songs that Andy grew up with and performed on The Andy Griffith Show.
Only one word to describe Mayberry Days – BIG ! From the first swing at the “The Emmett” golf tournament on Thursday morning to eating a barbecue sandwich to singing the last song at the Blackmon Amphitheatre on Sunday morning, it’s big! The Surry Arts Council and City of Mount Airy welcomes fans of all ages and from all around the world to Mayberry Days. Make plans now to attend this family friendly festival and enjoy four full days of Mayberry spirit.
There is so much to do during the festival with all types of shows, a parade, Special Guests, contests, a Silent Auction, food, and games. Something for the entire family! Enjoy it all, but remember to to take time to slow down and enjoy what Mayberry means to you.
Mayberry Days events take place in locations around Mount Airy, with the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Earle Theatre and Blackmon Amphitheatre being the hubs of activity. Most everything is within walking distance, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes (the festival goes on, rain or shine). There is free parking in the numerous municipal lots downtown. Events are scheduled for minimal overlap where you can enjoy nearly everything.
Be sure to come visit Mount Airy during other times of the year as well. The Andy Griffith Museum is open 7 days a week and theSurry Arts Council has events going on throughout the year, so there are plenty of reasons to return.
For more information: www.surryarts.org/mayberrydays
Great news about Mount Airy! Our town has just been named as one of North Carolina’s top small cities by Cities Journal magazine. Read the article here and chime in with your thoughts about what makes Mount Airy so great.
Cities Journal speaks about Mount Airy’s “claim to fames”, including Bluegrass music, Andy Griffith and our granite, but there’s even more to this town! White Sulphur Springs is the spot where a lot of great moments in history took place, including the era of the famed White Sulphur Springs hotel. People visited White Sulphur Springs from all over the area and all over the world and would spend weeks or even months at this relaxing getaway retreat.
Building off our history is one of our greatest motivators at White Sulphur Springs. We hope to create a similar feeling of community, comfort and relaxation. With this season of spring upon us, maybe it’s time that you thought about new beginnings in your life, whether it’s a relaxing getaway at our Cabins or whether you want to join us and stay for awhile. Let us help you build your dream home here, either for permanent year-round living or for a second home for you and your family. Have you gotten a taste of what we are creating at White Sulphur Springs?
Contact us to learn more. We can’t wait to see you at White Sulphur Springs and in Mount Airy, one of North Carolina’s best small cities!
Many of you know that we have just had a LOT of snow in Mount Airy! About 17 inches of beautiful snow fell last week at White Sulphur Springs. It was beautiful and enjoyable. We were able to easily scrape the roads in so that our guests at The Cabins were able to enjoy their Valentine’s and Presidents Day weekend. We had folks in from New York, Kentucky and North Carolina! It is always so nice to have visitors to “our part of the world” and we hope that you’ll come back.
White Sulphur Springs has it all, regardless of the season. Winter is especially quiet and you can almost hear the snow falling. Our guests were taking full advantage of the fireplaces at The Cabins! It won’t be long before we start thinking about spring. We have had some warm days this week, so our snow from last week is quickly disappearing. What do you think – will we get another dash of winter in North Carolina or are spring days ahead?
Regardless of what’s to come, White Sulphur Springs is a great place to experience it all. Come Taste the Simpler Life – schedule a tour or a weekend getaway today!