Vermilion, Ohio: Woollybear Festival

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Vermilion, Ohio - Woollybear Festival

The 33rd Annual Woollybear Festival will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2005 in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. What's a woollybear? It's a brown and orange caterpillar possessing what some believe to be an uncanny ability to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in northern Ohio. Typically over 100,000 people show up to see the three hour parade, with two dozen marching bands. Other events include a 5K run, the crowning of the Woollybear King and Queen, costume contests for kids and pets, woollybear races and the winter weather forecast by Bill "Sunny Skies" Summers. The parade starts about 1 pm, but arrive early as parking and good parade viewing spots fill up quickly. Please note that the festival date changes each year and depends upon the Cleveland Browns schedule.

[John Kaminski, 09/19/2005]

Woollybear Festival:
Exit Ohio State Route 2 at State Route 60. Go north.
Sunday, Oct 2, 2005, 11 am - 5 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.

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