Welcome to Opie’s Candy Store
In Mayberry, NC
Opie’s Candy Store is located on Main Street in downtown Mount Airy, North Carolina, the hometown of Andy Griffith and the inspiration for Mayberry on the classic sitcom, ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’
Opie’s specializes in olde-tyme goodies you knew as a kid like Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Big Hunk candy bars. Young and old alike come into to Opie’s from all over America and other parts of the world for the friendly folks and downhome sweet treats.
When you get a hankerin’ for friendly folks, cold, bottled soda pop out of an old Coke cooler, and fresh delicious candy, come to Opie’s Candy Store. Fill your little brown sack with everything from root beer barrels to double-dipped peanuts to all-day suckers. We have over 500 candies to choose from. We also have hand-dipped ice-cream and home style fudge. Whatever you choose, you’ll be glad you visited Opie’s Candy Store in Mount Airy, NC. So come to Opie’s to rekindle an old memory or make a new one. We’ll be waiting for you!
Opie’s Candy Store is open to serve you from 10:00 – 5:00 Monday through Thursday and from 10:00 – 6:00 on Friday and Saturday during the months of January through April. Extended hours will be available, including Sunday afternoons, during warmer months.
We are located in the historic, quaint town of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Mount Airy is located in northwest North Carolina right off Interstate 77 and Highway 52. We are approximately 35 miles north of Winston-Salem or 65 miles north of Charlotte.
Opie’s is located on Main Street in historic downtown Mount Airy.
You will find us beside Floyd’s Barber Shop and just up the street from Snappy Lunch. The Cinema, an old movie theater, is right across the street. Look for the giant lollipop protruding from the top of our building; it will lead you right to us!
135 N. Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Opie’s Candy Store is owned and operated by Freddie Quesinberry. Freddie and his late wife Carolyn grew up in Mount Airy and after raising their daughters and retiring from other jobs, they returned to their beloved hometown in 2004. Opie’s wasn’t exactly a planned venture. While walking Main Street on a crisp, autumn day they happened upon a vacant building beside of Floyd’s Barber Shop. “Wouldn’t it be nice to own a business here in our hometown!” exclaimed Carolyn. Not even a minute later, Freddie replied, “How about Opie’s Candy Store? Wouldn’t that be fun?”
The rest is history. After restoring a 100 year old building and researching old candies, Opie’s opened in March of 2005 and has greeted thousands of happy candy lovers since. Carolyn passed away in 2009, but the Quesinberrys continue to run Opie’s. Pay us a visit for some sweet treats and old-tyme nostalgia.