**Check out the 2021 Woollybear Festival parade in the video above

VERMILION, Ohio (WJW) — The 50th Wollybear Festival is approaching fast.

It will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Vermilion.

And organizers are looking for area marching bands to wow the crowds.

Any schools or bandleaders interested in having their marching bands appear in the festival parade should email info@vermillionohio.com.

The festival boasts an attendance of more than 100,000 people.

The Wonderful Wacky Woollybear Festival is Ohio’s largest one-day festival.

The festival features a costume contest, and caterpillar races and culminates with the winter forecast.

The woollybear caterpillar can predict winter weather, according to folklore. A wide orange stripe predicts a mild winter.

FOX 8 meteorologist and Woollybear Festival founder Dick Goddard passed away at the age of 89 in August of 2020.