Woolly Worm Festival

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Event Details

The Woolly Worm races begin around 10 a.m. Each heat consists of 20 worms and races continue all day until the grand final around 4 p.m. The winning worm on Saturday is declared the official winter forecasting agent. The Sunday worm races are for prestige, fun and small prizes.

In addition to the Woolly Worm Races, the festival features crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and much more. Last year's festival attracted an estimated 20,000 fans, 140 vendors and around 1,000 race entrants.

The Woolly Worm Festival is sponsored by the Avery County Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk and a portion of the proceeds go to support children's charities throughout the county. Always the third weekend in October.

Woolly Worm Festival

Address : Avery County High School, 4501 Tynecastle Hwy Unit 2 Banner Elk NC
Phone : 828-898-5605   (Always call and confirm events.)

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