Saturday,October 6, 2018
Vintage Market on Broad Street 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage & handcrafted vendors, antique tractors, live music, Mayberry look-alike & Old-fashion dress contest, Opie’s Corner kids activities, nostalgic games including Mayberry Trivia Contest
Mayberry Comes to Marion, Virginia 7:00 pm at The Lincoln Theatre
Rodney Dillard & The Dillards, Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling from the original Andy Griffith Show), the Mayberry Deputy (David Browning), Tim White & the VW Boys.
8:00 am – 11:00 am Heirloom Seed Swap
If you collect heirloom seeds, then bring them to the Marion Farmer’s Market for a seed swap. Bring the seeds you have plenty of and swap for seeds that you don’t have. Please label the seeds and include what you know about the source. Enjoy the market while you’re there!
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Vintage Market on Broad Street
Broad Street will be closed to traffic and lined with vintage and antique vendors, hand crafted and hand-made artisans. Interested in being a vendor? There is still room for you at our sale! Call 276-783-3161.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Antique Tractor Display
The Iron Mountain Antique Tractor Club will have several antique tractors and engines on display. Now that’s what we call agri-“culture!”
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Opie’s Corner Kids Activities
We will have free activities and crafts to make and take home available for children!
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Cruise In!
Bring your antique and vintage cars to show off. All cruise-in cars must enter Broad Street through Lee Street between 10 am-11 am. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes for all who bring in a vintage vehicle.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Appalachian Hoedowners
We are excited to have the Appalachian Hoedowners clogging team performing. From Crockett Virginia, this group is sure to have you tapping your toes!
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mayberry Tribute Artists
The Mayberry Sherriff’s squad car will be on Broad Street along with several Mayberry tribute artists. Look for the following artists: David Browning as The Mayberry Deputy, Phil Fox as Ernest T. Bass, Allen Newsome as Floyd the Barber, Jeff Branch, Howard Spraig, Kenneth Junkin as Otis, Christie McClendon as Charlene Darling, and Bob Mundy as Briscoe Darling.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Hot Trail Mix
The Town of Marion is hosting a FREE concert for the community! Hot Trail Mix is an innovative new Bluegrass band out of the Asheville/Boone NC area. The band has a rowdy youthful vigor that excites audiences of all ages, shapes and sizes!
2:00 pm Radio Flyer Parade
Ages 12 and under can join in on this “just for fun” parade. We will meet at 1:45 on Broad street, near Lee Street. Bring a wagon, tricycle, pedal car, toy tractor and join in this fun event. Best of all, the children who participate will receive a free ice cream coupon from Hester’s Country Store and Fudgery good for that day!
3:00 pm The Andy Griffith Show Trivia Contest
Are you a Mayberry expert? Come and prove it at our Andy Griffith Show Trivia Contest! The winner will receive two tickets to the sold-out Song of the Mountains Concert that evening courtesy of The Lincoln Theatre.
4:00 pm Mayberry Look-Alike & Vintage Dress Contest
Prizes (to be announced) awarded for the following: Best Mayberry Look-Alike, Best Vintage Costumes for female, male, and child. For vintage costumes, any period costuming is eligible. Judges will be looking for authenticity and completeness. No risqué dress, as this is a family fun event.
7:00 pm Song of the Mountains Concert
Live at the historic Lincoln Theatre: Rodney Dillard & The Dillards, Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling), the Maybery Deputy (David Browning), Tim White & The VW Boys. This show is sold out.
PRESS RELEASE: MAYBERRY TRIBUTE ARTISTS ADDED TO “MAYBERRY COMES TO MARION”
It’s big, Andy – BIG!
Five of Mayberry’s most famous citizens are joining an all-star cast for Marion’s upcoming Vintage Market and “Mayberry Comes to Marion” celebration on Saturday, October 6th.
Ernest T. Bass, Floyd the Barber, Howard Spraig, Otis Campbell, and Charlene Darling will be strolling Main Street, visiting folks, posing for pictures, and cutting up as “America’s Coolest Hometown” brings small town country living back in fashion.
“We are so excited to have these fine actors join in the fun,” said Marion mayor David Helms. “Having folks that look and act like the original characters will add to the festivities.”
In addition to the cast of characters, Marion will host their first-ever Vintage Market on Broad Street, with vintage and handmade vendors, antique tractors, live bluegrass music, look-alike and old-fashioned dress contests, “Opie’s Corner” kids’ activities, nostalgic games and a Mayberry trivia contest from 10 until 5, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County and Past Time Antique Emporium of Marion.
That evening at 7, host Tim White welcomes Mayberry to the stage of the historic Lincoln Theater for a live taping of “The Official Television Series of Virginia – Song of the Mountains”. Featured artists include Rodney Dillard and the Dillards (“The Darlings”), Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling), the Mayberry Deputy (David Browning), and The VW Boys. Tickets to the concert are available by calling the Lincoln at (276) 783-6092 or online at www.thelincoln.org.