VERMILION, OH – The day has finally arrived! It’s the 44th annual Woollybear Festival and parade as crowds flock to Vermilion for the festivities.
The legendary weatherman is still recovering from a fall at his home last week that led to hip surgery.
He’s doing very well, but some of our FOX 8 News anchors will try to fill his shoes at the festival.
Here was the schedule of events:
9am: YMCA Annual World’s Greatest Kids’ Race *(note; registration at Vermilion High School stadium)
10am: Woollybear 500 Caterpillar Race Preliminaries with Big Chuck and Lil’ John *(note: main stage)
11am: King and Queen Woollybear Costume Judging *(note: main stage)
12pm: Animal/Pet Woollybear Costume Judging *(note: main stage)
1:30pm: Wonderful, Wacky Woollybear Parade Featuring FOX 8 TV personalities, radio personalities, high school bands.. and much more
3:45pm: Roadhouse Band performs on the main stage
5pm: Finals of Woollybear 500 Caterpillar Race; official Woollybear Winter Weather Prediction