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42nd Annual Woolly Worm Festival

  • Wooly Worm Festival Shawneehaw Avenue South Banner Elk, NC, 28604 United States (map)



The 42nd Annual Woolly Worm Festival takes place the 3rd weekend of October 19 & 20, 2019 in the quaint mountain town of Banner Elk North Carolina.  We think it’s the perfect time to share some tips that will make your experience a good one while at the festival and getting to the festival.

  • Yes. There is an admission cost to get into the festival becauseallof proceeds are given back to our community to enhance our schools, children’s programs, and to promote businesses and tourism in Avery County.

  • Yes. There is ample parking, but the free parking is on a first come basis and other parking by organizations for a minimal fee.

  • Please no pets inside festival gates, except Woolly Worms, of course. Doggie day care is available outside of the gates at the main entrance.

  • Yes. VISA and Mastercard accepted for festival admission.


Admission: $6 for adults; $4 children ages 7-12; 6 and under free

Earlier Event: October 19
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Later Event: October 26
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