Celebrate the world premier of the Mayberry Man movie with us!
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 3 at 8:30 pm
After First Friday Cruise-in, kick off the weekend with Rik Roberts at The Royal Theater for a comedy show to benefit theDanville Fire Department. Rik plays Barney Fife in Mayberry Man, and has been delighting crowds with his humor for decades. Show starts at 8:30 pm. Pay what you wish at the door. All proceeds will be used to purchase a LifePak Defibrillator for DFD.
Saturday, September 4 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
It’s the last Farmer’s Market of the season! Shop from 8:00 am until 12:00. Then pop in at the Gallery on the Square for a book signing with Gary Varvel from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Stay for the Mayberry Car Show until 5:00 pm, and enjoy live music and watch the stars arrive in classic automobiles and Mayberry squad cars for the red carpet event at The Royal Theater at 7:00 pm.
Sunday, September 5 beginning at 11:00 am
Enjoy a Labor Day Picnic on the square beginning at 11:00 am. Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a picnic lunch, then stay for all of the fun activities in the afternoon. Bring your own picnic or carry out from one of local restaurants.
- Free face painting from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
- Ice Cream Social at Danville Dips from 1:00 – 4:00 pm when you can snag a free scoop of ice cream.
- Apple Pie Bake-off judging will be at 2:00 pm. Sign up to enter below.
- Watermelon eating contest is at 3:00 pm. Sign up to enter below.
Also, be sure to catch a free screening of Mayberry Man at The Royal at 2:00 pm! This will be first come, first seated. No tickets required. If the 2:00 pm showing fills up, there will be another at 4:00 pm.
With live music, sack races, hula hoop contests, and fun prizes, there will be something for everyone!
Apple Pie Bake-off
Are you an apple pie aficionado? Sign up to enter the Labor Day Apple Pie Bake-off! Sunday, September 5. Drop off is at Court House Grounds between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
The fine print:
- Apple pies only, please.
- Judging will take place on the court house square at 2:00 pm.
- First, second, and third prizes will be awarded.
- Please bring a knife and pie server with your pie.
Please fill out the form below to let us know you are entering.
Watermelon Eating Contest
Not for the timid eater! Be first to finish a quarter slice of watermelon — without using your hands! Sunday, September 5 at 3:00 pm. Please fill out the form below and choose the age group you will be participating in.
Thanks to Beasley’s Orchard for providing the watermelons for our contest!
Coming downtown this weekend?
Check out the map to find out where to park, eat, and shop!