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Banner Elk Festival Grounds

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NC 184
Banner Elk, NC 28604 United States
828-898-5605 http://www.woollyworm.com/

October 2018

Woolly Worm Festival

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Banner Elk Festival Grounds, NC 184
Banner Elk, NC 28604 United States
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$4 – $6.00

Banner Elk’s famed Woolly Worm Festival celebrates its 41st year. the weekend of Oct. 20-21. The festival is known worldwide for its quirky mission of conducting races among woollybear caterpillars, known locally as woolly worms. Races are held both days, with Saturday’s winner getting the honor of forecasting the winter weather in North Carolina’s High Country. The festivities date to 1978 when a magazine editor wanted to publish a forecast based on the legend that the 13 fur bands on…

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Woolly Worm Festival

October 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Banner Elk Festival Grounds, NC 184
Banner Elk, NC 28604 United States
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$4 – $6

Banner Elk’s famed Woolly Worm Festival celebrates its 41st year. the weekend of Oct. 20-21. The festival is known worldwide for its quirky mission of conducting races among woollybear caterpillars, known locally as woolly worms. Races are held both days, with Saturday’s winner getting the honor of forecasting the winter weather in North Carolina’s High Country. The festivities date to 1978 when a magazine editor wanted to publish a forecast based on the legend that the 13 fur bands on…

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