It’s official! Date set for 47th Annual Woollybear Festival

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VERMILION, Ohio — Mark your calendar! The official date has been set for the 47th Annual Woollybear Festival.

This year’s Woollybear Festival will be held on Sunday, October 6 in downtown Vermilion.

Each year, tens of thousands of people head to Vermilion to part in the festival that began with a fundraising idea and an insect.

The Woollybear Festival is the largest one-day festival in the country.

People and pets dress up in their brown and orange as a tribute to the forecasting caterpillar. According to legend, the wider the brown stripe on the woollybear, the milder the winter weather.

Courtesy: Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

More on the Woollybear Festival, here.

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