Barbara Eden, star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ to appear at Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy

Barbara Eden, star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ to appear at Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy

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Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden and Clint Howard will make guest appearances at the 26th annual Mayberry Days festival, Sept. 24-27 in Andy Griffith’s hometown.

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Barbara Eden’s episode as Ellen Brown the visiting manicurist is among the most memorable and popular of all time.

Barbara Eden will be attending Mayberry Days, September 25 & 26 (Friday & Saturday) in Mount Airy, NC! Mayberry Days is a festival that celebrates The Andy Griffith Show with activities and events for the whole family!! Barbara appeared on The Andy Griffith Show on the episode “The Manicurist” as Ellen Brown. Unfortunately, she won’t have time for manicures this time around, but she’s really excited to be returning to such a friendly town!

Barbara will be signing autographs both days inside the Andy Griffith Playhouse, and hopes to see all of you there! She will also be taking photos with fans at her autograph table. There is a fee for autographs and posed photos with Ms. Eden. There will also be Barbara Eden merchandise for sale at the table as well.

NOTE #1: BarbaraEden.net Presale for autographs and merchandise is on now and runs through Wednesday, September 23. You do NOT need to purchase an item from the presale to be admitted to Ms. Eden’s line and, of course, can purchase items at the show. The presale is just so you can guarantee you get the items you’d like (as they will be set aside for you) and so you don’t have to worry about carrying a lot of cash on you that day as at the event only cash will be accepted. Here is the link to presale: https://barbaraeden.net/19-mayberry-days

NOTE #2: There is no ticket needed to get in Ms. Eden’s autograph line.

NOTE #3: Photos with Ms. Eden are only for sale at the event. There is no presale for them. If all you want is the photo with then it is $25. If you are getting another item, such an autograph, then it would be $20 for the photo + cost of the autograph. You must bring your own camera for the photo to be taken on. A Team Eden member can take the photo of Ms. Eden and you together for you if you don’t have anyone to take the photo. No selfies.

Eden starred in the hugely popular “I Dream of Jeannie” TV comedy which originally aired from 1965-1970. Clint Howard is the younger brother of actor and director Ron Howard.

Both actors are visiting Mount Airy for the first time. Eden played the role of Mayberry’s first manicurist in a well-known episode, while Howard appeared in several episodes as Leon, a cowboy-hat wearing youngster who always had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his pocket.

“Barbara’s episode is among the most memorable and popular of all time. We’ve gotten a bunch of calls from fans,” said festival organizer Tanya Jones of the Surry Arts Council. “Clint is Ron Howard’s brother and was in several episodes, as well as many of his brother’s movies.”

The multi-day festival, which draws tens of thousands from across the U.S., pays tribute to Mount Airy’s role as inspiration for the idyllic town of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show.

Joining Eden and Howard this year is Bruce Bilson, assistant director of The Andy Griffith Show. Bilson also directed Eden in the movie Chattanooga Choo Choo. He will talk about that movie before a screening at the Earle Theatre, and will also appear at Professor Brower’s lecture about The Andy Griffith Show and share his memories of working with Griffith, Ron, Howard, Don Knotts and all the wonderful people associated with the classic sitcom.

Hometown sweetheart Betty Lynn, who played Barney Fife’s girlfriend Thelma Lou, will make several appearances, along with Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling); Morgan Brittany (Opie’s girlfriend Mary Alice Carter); Ronnie Schell (two different characters); George Lindsey Jr. (son of George “Goober” Lindsey), and several other actors from the show. Rodney Dillard, one of the Darling Boys, will play a bluegrass concert, and Karen Knotts will perform “Tied Up in Knotts,” a one-person stage show she wrote in tribute to her late father.

Other activities include a golf tournament, Colonel Tim’s Talent Time, trivia contests, a barbecue cook-off, and the Mayberry Days Parade. Fans also enjoy meeting tribute artists like Mayberry Deputy David Browning, and attending the annual meeting of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

“Mayberry Days has grown in popularity every year. We feel it’s because the show is timeless and people are searching for a simpler, more wholesome time,” Jones said.

Other celebrities scheduled to attend include:

  • Betty Lynn
  • Clint Howard
  • Maggie Peterson
  • Rodney Dillard
  • Elizabeth MacRae
  • Ronnie Schell
  • Morgan Brittany
  • Ronnie Dapo
  • Margaret Kerry
  • George Spence
  • Bruce Bilson
  • Karen Knotts
  • George Lindsey, Jr

Mayberry Days on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayberrydaysfestival

Barbara Eden Event on Facebook: Meet Barbara Eden at Mayberry Days!

Mayberry Days is comprised of free and ticketed events spread over four days. For a complete schedule and details, call (336) 786-7998, or go to: www.mayberrydays.com.

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James Gregory The Funniest Man in America

High Point Theatre presents:

JAMES GREGORY THE FUNNIEST MAN IN AMERICA

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 8:00 PM

JAMES GREGORY

About James Gregory:

Using home spun comedy, common sense wisdom, old fashioned values and politically incorrect humor, Gregory pokes fun at crazy relatives, modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. With a grass roots following now numbering in the millions, you do not want to miss this zany guy’s rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

Tickets:

Front Orchestra Reserved: $35
Rear Orchestra/ Balcony Reserved: $30

Room & Show Packages are available for this performance. Get 2 tickets to the show + a Double Occupancy room at either the J.H. Adams Inn, The High Point Plaza Hotel, or the Courtyard Marriott.Click here for more info!

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2GNC COMEDY ALL STARS SHOW 2015

2GNC COMEDY ALL STARS SHOW 2015

comedyheaderFeb15 ROCK 92 AND 109-U-PULL-IT PRESENT THE 2 GUYS NAMED CHRIS COMEDY ALL STARS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH AT THE UNCSA STEVENS CENTER IN DOWNTOWN WINSTON SALEM…FEATURING THREE OF THE GREATEST COMEDIANS EVER TO VISIT ROCK 92! JOIN THE ENTIRE TWO GUYS NAMED CHRIS SHOW AS THEY BUST A GUT LAUGHING AT MIKE MERRYFIELD, SCOTT ANGRAVE AND RONNIE BULLARD!
THREE COMEDIANS…THE BEST OF THE BEST…UNCENSORED…FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY. TICKETS GO ON SALE TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH!
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THE UNCSA STEVENS CENTER BOX OFFICE, LOCATED AT 405 WEST 4TH STREET IN WINSTON SALEM
Click HERE for Map & Directions

Dixie Classic Fair 132nd Anniversary October 3-12, 2014

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Set-up is underway! Fair opens at 11am this FRIDAY. Featuring Unlimited Ride Promotion day and Demolition Derby – Don’t miss out! #DCFair

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Why buy Advance Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair? Enjoy the Tradition of Food, Fun and Competition at a discounted price! Advance Tickets now available online and at the locations below! Buy now, save now and enjoy more at the 2014 Dixie Classic Fair!

Advance Ticket Prices
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $7
Children (ages 6–11) – $3
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Up to 25% savings with advance purchase.

Advance Ride Card Prices
Strates Shows Fun Cards – $10 for 30 credits
Up to 50% savings with advance purchase.

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Dixie Classic Fair History and Facts

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The scrambler ride at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1960.

The Dixie Classic Fair Winston Salem is generally held at the beginning of October. It is a ten-day event. The Dixie Classic Fair is an annual fair held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The fair takes place every autumn on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Forsyth County Fairgrounds), which is part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex; the grounds are located adjacent to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 371,219 attended the 2007 Dixie Classic Fair, which was a new attendance record. This attendance record elevated the Dixie Classic Fair to the 50th largest attended Fair in North America.

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Joe White and Jim Dalrymple, at left, examine heads for the baldest man contest at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1967.

The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882 (2007 was the 125th anniversary). In 1897, the Piedmont Tobacco Fair was started and shortly thereafter the two events merged to form the Winston-Salem Fair. The fair moved to its current fairgrounds in 1952 and changed its name to the “Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina” in 1956. Today, the event is most commonly known as just the Dixie Classic Fair.

There is a wide variety of entertainment and activities that are suitable for the entire family. Rides, games, livestock competitions, wine tasting, and arts and crafts workshops are just a few of the reasons why Dixie Fair 2014 will be better than ever. ~Scott Ray

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2014 Dixie Classic Fair Schedule

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Every day is a brand new day at the fair. A Tradition of Food, Competition and Fun!

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Promotions and events you don’t want to miss.

Friday, October 3
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Sunday, October 5
Monday, October 6
Tuesday, October 7
Wednesday, October 8
Thursday, October 9
Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11
Sunday, October 12

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Featuring one heart-racing, toe-tapping event after another.

All Grandstand events are FREE with paid Gate Admission to the Fair.
All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our 2014 Grandstand Entertainment Schedule has been finalized! Can’t wait to see all these amazing events!

Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm:
Concert: Parmalee sponsored by WPAW 93.1 The Wolf

Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm:criagcambell
Concert: Craig Campbell presented by Q104.1 New Country

Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm:dixieclassicfair
Concert: Jamie Grace and Colton Dixon sponsored by WBFJ Your Family Station

Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 pm:
OTTPA Tractor Pull

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Top Spin Fun at the Dixie Classic Fair

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Top Spin rated the best ride at the Dixie Classic fair. Scary!

Dixie Classic Fair Official Website: www.dcfair.com

Dixie Classic Fair on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dcfair

An Evening of Comedy with Bill Engvall-Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

Bill Engvall bringing his comedic styling to Winston-Salem

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Country comedian Bill Engvall will bring his trademark blue collar comedy to the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex August 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale June 20 at 10 am. Fellow comedian Gary Brightwell will open the evening’s festivities.
Engvall is a member of the “Blue Collar” comedy troupe and has starred in “Blue Collar TV,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again” and “Blue Collar Comedy Tour – One for the Road” along with fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White.

Each Monday at 11 a.m. PST, Engvall and fellow comedian Gary Brightwell host “Off the Cuff with Bill Engvall” on Sirius/XM Blue Collar channel 97. Engvall also starred in and served as executive producer for “The Bill Engvall Show” on TBS.

In 1996, Engvall released his first album, “Here’s Your Sign,” featuring the hit title track that spent 15 straight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

ADMISSION: Get Your Tickets Here:  http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004CBA81267C7A

Click here for a short video clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr1TtoSIiQ4

WHEN: Saturday August 2, 2014, 7:30 pm

WHERE: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Parking in Gate 5 off of Deacon Blvd

WHO: Bill Engvall  w/ Gary Brightwell

Visit www.wsfairgrounds.com for a full list of events and for more information.

Creative Clean Comedy Storytelling with Andy Lambert

Creative Clean Comedy Storytelling with Andy Lambert. Coming the Saturday January 25, 7:00PM.

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New video from Mount Carmel UMC Video Archive – Andy Lambert 2003 Kid’s Story Time.

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Creative Clean Comedy Storytelling with Andy Lambert

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Andy Lambert will perform an evening of “Creative Clean Comedy Storytelling,” including such tales as “A Horse Named Lucky,” “Narcissus Retold,” “David and Goliath Backwards” and “When Momma Got Fed Up”

7 p.m. on Saturday in Reich Fellowship Hall at Trinity Moravian Church, 220 E. Sprague St. Lambert has spoken at many youth events around the country and in the United Kingdom. He is the author of “Man-Eatin’ Mutant Monsters from Mars” and co-author of “Fuel for the Journey: A Guide for New and Growing Christians.”

He is the associate pastor at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. For more info, visit www.trinitymoravian.org