Celebrities come to Salem for the “Happy Trails” convention
Salem, Va. (WFXR) – This weekend is the perfect opportunity for vintage TV fans to reunite with some of their favorite stars in Salem!
The “Happy Trails Virginia Style Media and Nostalgia Convention” begins Friday, May 20 and ends Sunday, May 22.
Celebrities like Kathy Garver from “Family Affair”, Darby Hinton from “Daniel Boone”, Rebecca Holden from “Knight Rider” and many others will meet fans.
Nancy Stafford co-starred with Andy Griffith for six seasons on “Matlock.” She says fans approach her all the time to say they still enjoy old family shows.
“We yearn for a simpler time, a time when we are not overwhelmed by things that push the boundaries too culturally or socially. You can watch it with your family,” Stafford said.
In addition to the meet and greet, Stafford and other artists will host panels for people who want to become actors. Stafford’s panel will discuss how to prepare for successful auditions.
The Happy Trails Virginia Style will be held at the CommUNITY Church at 1923 East Main Street in Salem.
Proceeds from the event will go to cancer research through the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.