Lebanon planning first-ever Mayberry-themed festival

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Posted: Jul 01, 2015 9:35 AM

LEBANON, Ky. (AP) — The city of Lebanon is launching a new festival built around the town of Mayberry from "The Andy Griffith Show."

They're calling it the Mayberry Pie Festival, and it will include two comedians who impersonate the show's bumbling patrolman Barney Fife and the town drunk, Otis. The comedians, Michael J and Joey I.L.O., have a traveling comedy show called "Barney Fife Fully Loaded."

Karen Knotts, the daughter of Don Knotts, will also be at the festival to talk about life with her famous father. Other events include a Pub Crawl With Otis, live music, a pie-eating contest, fishing tournaments and a screening of a moving starring Don Knotts.

The festival runs from Aug. 13 to 16. More details can be found at http://www.VisitLebanonky.com .