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GOING ON NOW! October 14th - 16th, 2022

October 13th - 15th, 2023

Every year in October, Mayberry is the place to be for the Autumn Leaves Festival™, an historic festival in the heart of Mount Airy, NC. This nationally recognized event is unique with its mix of music, arts, crafts, and delicious food. There is something for everyone. People from all over the country and the local citizens flood the streets of Downtown Mount Airy during this 3-day fesitval.

You’ll find vendors with one-of-a-kind handcrafted items and foods that people wait all year to enjoy, must-see attractions, and some of the best musicians around. The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce invites you, your friends, and family to join in the tradition that is the Autumn Leaves Festival™. See you there.

DIDN'T GET A SHIRT?

The 2022 edition of the Autumn Leaves Festival shirt went fast! We were sold out by mid-weekend. Many have expressed interest in a chance to order online, so we made it happen. We will be ordering a limited number of 2022 Autumn Leaves Festival shirts very soon. If you would like one (or two) please pre-order here.
PRE-SALE OPEN NOW
CLOSES: OCTOBER 26, 2022, 11:55PM
Click the button below to go to the t-shirt pre-sale page.
Please read all information thoroughly.

Title & Bandstand Sponsor

Pumpkin Spice Sponsor

Cornhole Tournament Sponsor

Maple Sponsor (& Picker’s Tent Sponsor)

Delicious Food

Food for the Soul. Ham biscuits, collards & cornbread, BBQ, hamburgers, ground steak, donuts, candy apples, and more - served with hospitality by local civic and community organizations.

Live Music

Showcasing rich musical heritage, with live Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Gospel music on the Bandstand (top of N Main St.) and Picker's Tent (Moore Ave). You're likely to find pop-up jams on the festival street as well. Feel free to bring your instrument!

Talented Artisans

Unique arts and hand crafted items of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets of Downtown Mount Airy. Many demonstrate talents and skills that are passed down through multiple generations.

Fun for the Kiddos

With DIY crafts, handmade toys and accessories, a Kidzone play area, and fun treats to try, the Autumn Leaves Festival is the place to create the best childhood memories.

Local Attractions & Activities

Local businesses and organizations showcase their products and talents. There is also a cornhole tournament for all ages. The winner keeps the cornhole boards! And a Best Autumn Leaves Festival Photo Contest.

Small-Town Friendly Atmosphere

Experience the small-town friendly atmosphere of the Autumn Leaves Festival with a variety of good foods, good laughs, good music, and the rich history of the community.

No pets allowed in the festival area. | Please do not attend the Autumn Leaves Festival if you are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to COVID-19. | No pets allowed in the festival area. | Please do not attend the Autumn Leaves Festival if you are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

PHOTO CONTEST

Take a photo at the 2022 Autumn Leaves Festival. Upload it to the LiveShare photo contest. Get the most LIKES. Win $100!

All are welcome to participate in this year’s Best Autumn Leaves Festival Photo Contest. To enter the contest, take a photo and upload it through the QR code below. The person whose photo gets the most LIKES will win $100 cash! Anyone can submit a photo and anyone can vote. Take a selfie of you in your Autumn Leaves Festival shirt, a group photo, a photo of a ground steak sandwich, a musician playing, a crafter crafting, a cool find, a really long beard, anything!

The contest will end at the close of the festival on Sunday, October 16th, at 6pm.
  • Votes = Number of LIKES; One vote = one LIKE
  • Photos must be taken within the Autumn Leaves Festival footprint between Oct 14 and 16th, 2022.
  • Family friendly photos only. Anything else will be removed.

Sponsored by:

FOLLOW THE 3 Ws

Use your best judgement and follow the 3 Ws where it is possible at the Autumn Leaves Festival™. We understand that keeping a 6 foot distance from others is impossible at certain areas of the festival. Please take care and wear a mask in these areas if you feel the need and wash your hands.

@NCDHHS | NC Department of Health and Human Services

Planning a Trip?

Surry County, North Carolina is not only the home of the Autumn Leaves Festival™. There are lots of fun attractions, sites to see, and activities all around. From parks, greenways, wineries, and farms to Mayberry attractions, local events, and tours. To plan your trip, visit the Mount Airy Visitor Center website, the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce website, or contact the Visitor Center directly for more information. (336) 786-6116.