Fall is at our doorstep and soon it will be time for the high country to be covered in a gorgeous white blanket of snow. Since 1978 the high country has celebrated the coming of snow season with the annual Woolly Worm Festival. Over 20,000 people flock to the mountains each year to watch the woolly worm races and to hear the winning worm’s prediction of the coming winter.
You see a woolly worm has thirteen brown and black segments, which predict the 13 weeks of winter. The lighter brown a segment is; the milder that week of winter will be. The darker black a segment is, the colder and snowier the matching week will be.
Along with the Woolly Worm Races, the festival features crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and more. Last year’s festival showcased 140 vendors and around 1,000 race entrants. You don’t want to miss out on this high country tradition; we hope to see you there!
For more information about the festival, visit: www.woollyworm.com.