What's Up in Mount Airy captures our town's important moments, businesses and attractions....take a look and find out "what's up" today!

Mayberry Squad Car Tours take visitors all around Mount Airy, including a stop at the world's largest open face granite quarry. 

About Mount Airy

Mount Airy, North Carolina, is a great little town to visit for the day or for the weekend. It is known by its nickname, The Granite City, but that's not the main reason you'd come to visit!  Many travel here from miles around because of the Andy Griffith Show, as Mayberry was based on Mount Airy (where Andy grew up) and is the reason many people refer to our town as "Mayberry". However, others come because of all of the fantastic attractions Mount Airy has to offer.

Historical downtown not only has museums, shopping, wineries, theaters, and restaurants, but it also features many fantastic festivals throughout the year. Plus, there are beautiful B&Bs and cabins nearby to spend the weekend at for a fun getaway.

Mount Airy is less than 2 hours from Charlotte and Boone, and only minutes from the Virginia border, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Stone Mountain State Park, Pilot Mountain and North Carolina's fabulous wine country. The views surrounding Mount Airy are beautiful examples of the rolling foothills surrounding the city as well as scenic vistas towards Pilot Mountain. 

Whether you are coming to experience NC Wine country and our unique festivals, a Mayberry fan, or are just driving through and looking for a fun place to spend the night, Mount Airy is the perfect destination for a visit, as well as a bustling hub of entertainment and fun. Come to Mount Airy and see why our town is a great place for your next vacation (or home!).

Historical downtown Mount Airy along Main Street.                                   You can find us on facebook too! Click here  for a visit!

Photos of downtown Mount Airy (click on the photos to enlarge)

Take a look for yourself!

Click here to see a live view of downtown Mount Airy from the Chamber of Commerce looking towards the Museum of Regional History, by Fast Link Communications.

What's available in and around downtown Mount Airy

Andy Griffith Museum and Playhouse

The Earle Theater

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History- http://www.northcarolinamuseum.org/ Open Monday-Saturday 10-5pm. Admission fees are $2-5.  Annual memberships from $25 to $50. Also offers (seasonal) Ghost Tours and Cemetery Tours. Contact Nancy at the museum 336-786-4478 x229.

Squad Car Tours

Wagon Rides

Blackmon Amphitheater

Surry Arts Council

Views of some Andy Griffith & Mayberry Nostaligia:

Events and Festivals Mount Airy is famous for! 

Tommy Jerrell Festival  www.surryarts.org

Budbreak Wine Festival  http://www.budbreakfestival.com/

Annual Bluegrass & Old-Time Fiddlers Convention  http://www.mtairyfiddlersconvention.com/

Mayberry Cool Cars & Rods Cruise-In (every 3rd Saturday of the month, April thru September) in downtown Mount Airy. www.visitdowntownmountairy.com

4th of July Celebration at Veterans Park

Sonker Festival Deep-dish pie festival. Located at 4132 Haystack Road in Mount Airy.
Autumn Leaves Festival  http://www.autumnleavesfestival.com/

Mount Airy, North Carolina