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Mount Airy celebrates the arrival of fall with festivals. Mayberry Days is three days of music and games. Next is the Sonker Festival, a tribute to a dish most folks call fruit cobbler. Everything concludes with the Autumn Leaves Festival, marking the conclusion of the tobacco and apple harvests.
The Sonker Festival, held in Mt. Airy, raises money for the historic Surry County Edwards-Franklin House. Sonker is an Appalachian term meaning deep-dish fruit or sweet potato pie. Mitchell discusses the derivation of the word â€œsonker,â€ festival activities, and the history of the Edwards-Franklin House.