Mayberry is Coming to Flowery Branch

Our pal, Stacey Dickson — who gracefully directs the action at the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitor Bureau — has breaking news!  No, it’s not “Nip it!  Nip it!  Nip it!’  But, that’s close.  Mayberry is coming to Flowery Branch, with none other than the almost-original Officer Barney Fife on May 18, 2018, for an evening of fun and citizens’ arrests.

On Friday, May 18th, Flowery Branch will be transformed into “Mayberry on Main.”

Barney Woods portrays Barney Fife ~ Photo from Barney’s Facebook page

You’re invited to stroll down Main Street and pretend it’s the mythical town of Mayberry.  This unique experience (unless you do this when you forget your meds) will include Barney Woods of Fort Payne, Alabama, a nationally known impersonator of Barney Fife.

Please Note:  Do not give additional bullets to Officer Fife.  Thank you.

That’s just the beginning.  Visit Aunt Bee’s Bake Sale with fried apple pies and other treats.

Activities include a choo-choo train bounce/obstacle course; Apple peeling contest and LIVE music from Georgia Mountain Stringband.

If the live action is too much for you, just bring a chair and watch Andy Griffith episodes on the big screen, as you munch goodies from:

  • Biggums BBQ
  • Pico’s Hot Dogs
  • Paw Paw’s Boiled Peanuts
  • Beer Garden with beer and wine from The Branch House

Many more Flowery Branch Block Parties are planned.  Hit the link below for more.

Flowery Branch Block Parties

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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