One Of The Quirkiest North Carolina Festivals Is A Must-Attend

What exactly is a woolly worm? If you’re really curious, you can find out at the 40th annual Woolly Worm Festival hosted in downtown Banner Elk. Attracting more than 17,000 people per year, the woolly worm signifies something like a ‘mountain groundhog’ predicting just how harsh the upcoming winter will be.

What a fun and unique festival! It really embodies the spirit of small towns and their traditions. Have you attended before or have plans to attend this year?

For more information on the Woolly Worm Festival, click here. For more information on Banner Elk, visit their website here.

Wondering what else to do while in Banner Elk? We’ve already made a two-day itinerary here.