My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for September 27-30, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem Weekend of September 27-30, 2012
Mayberry Days Andy Griffith Mount Airy Barney Fife Otis parade

Top Day Trip Pick:
Mayberry Days

  • Thursday – Saturday, September 27-30, 2012
  • Main Street & immediately surrounding areas
  • Mount Airy, NC
  • Tickets: shows start at $10, folf starts at $50, many FREE events
Visit Mayberry (Mount Airy) for their Mayberry Days festival, only 40 minutes from Winston-Salem up Hwy 52N. Events include a Main Street parade, Barney Fife look-alike, an "Ernest Tee"-Off golf tournament, bluegrass music, The Tams, events at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, showings of Andy Griffith films at the vintage theatre, guest appearances by actors from the show, culminating in a Hometown Tribute to Andy Griffith Sunday at 9:30AM at the Blackmon Amphitheatre.
Camino Bakery Block Party

Top Downtown Event:
Camino Bakery Block Party

Party in the street with Camino Bakery! Lots of kids' activities while you listen to live music by The Johnny Possum Band of New Zealand and Suitcase, a favorite local band. Hula hoops, chalk, bubbles and more! The event is FREE and any proceeds benefit The Children's Center, where "children with special needs get all the therapy and love they need, regardless of their families' ability to pay for it."

Dixie Classic Fair Ferris Wheel

Top Family Fun Pick:
Dixie Classic Fair

  • Friday, September 28-October 7, 2012 
  • 421 W. 27th St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tickets: Adults $9, Kids (6-11) $4, Seniors & kids 5 & under FREE

Amusement rides, shows, contests and famous fried food at the 2nd largest agricultural fair in North Carolina.

Smithsonian Free museum day

Top Museum Pick(s):
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012
  • FREE Admission to participating museums
  • Old Salem Museum & Gardens
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University

Visit the Smithsonian FREE Museum Day website to download two free tickets to participating museums on Saturday, September 29, 2012, including Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. Other participating area museums include Blandwood, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro Historical Museum and Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, and the High Point Museum and Rosetta C. Baldwin Historical African American Museum in High Point.

Black Walnut Festival Historic Bethania

Black Walnut Festival

Enjoy arts, crafts, live music and food in the beautiful Moravian settlement of Historic Bethania.
Crushin' the Blues Fest Raylen Vineyards

Crushin' the Blues Fest

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012
  • 11AM-7PM
  • Raylen Vineyards
  • 3577 US Hwy 158, Mocksville, NC
  • Tickets: $10-$30

Enjoy wine, food and blues, featuring Big Daddy Mojo, Blues World Order and Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling & the Jeweltones. Parking, wine tasting and souvenir wine glass included. Lawn chairs welcome. Please leave pets and coolers at home.

Grand Prix de Monaco Casino Night Parkinsons Disease

Grand Prix de Monaco Casino Night

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012
  • 7:30PM-12AM
  • Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
  • 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $60

This Vegas-style casino night benefits Parkinson's Research. The $60 admission includes $10k in gaming chips, heavy hor d'oeuvres, beer, wine and sodas. Cash liquor bar available. Gamers' winnings enter them into a variety of interesting and valuable raffle items. Silent auction, diamond champagne raffle and more. Suggested attire is black and white dressy casual.

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About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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