26th Annual Woolly Worm Festival
October 25th, 26th, 27th 2013
Main Street Beattyville, KY
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Beattyville has hosted the Woolly Worm Festival every year since 1988. The festival gathers as many as 110,000 visitors because it has a little bit of everything for everyone. The weekend event is held along main street which is closed off and filled with venders who set up booths. There is everything from food and artisan crafts to local authors and jewelry. Other events on main street. include woolly worm races, car show, parade, helicopter rides, and a weekend full of live music on the Woolly Worm Stage.
10am – Pet Show
12pm – Lee County’s Got Talent Show (1st place $100)
1pm – Winner of Talent Show’s Performance
4pm – Appalachian Troubadours
6pm – Opening Ceremonies
6:30pm – Rhythm Express Cloggers
7pm – Cowgirl Curies
8pm- Clinton Fry & The Tators
9pm – Burning Bridges
Be sure to race your woolly worm and sign up for all the prize drawings and non-profit raffles!
10am – A medieval sword fighting exhibition
11:30pm – Shelby Davis
12pm – Karissa Phillips
12:30pm – Phillip Durbin
1pm – 26th Woolly Worm Parade
2pm – Morehead Singers
3pm – Frontier
4pm – Common Ground
5pm – Custom Made Bluegrass
6pm – Common Ground
7pm – Keith Prater Band
8pm – Coaltown Dixie
9pm – Moron Brothers
The final day starts off with a worship service at 11am by the Community Christian Church followed by local musical groups.
1pm – JR Bercum and Caleb Edwards
2pm – The Hilltop Pickers
3pm – The Duncans
There is also a large car show behind the elementary school starting at 9:30am, and the championship Woolly Worm Race that afternoon! Festival prize drawings will occur during the closing ceremony at 5pm!
For more information visit www.heartofthekentuckyriver.com
Woolly Worms are fuzzy caterpillars also known as banded woolly bears. According to local folk, The worm is said to forecast the weather for the coming winter season. A woolly worm’s body has 13 segments-each corresponding to a week in winter. If a segment is light brown, that means the week will be mild. If a segment is black, that means a harsh, cold week.
How to Keep A Woolly Worm
They can cling to a surface with amazing strength so be careful picking it up as to not harm it. Instead place a leaf in front of it and give it a tap on the behind! He will walk forward right onto the leaf. House the woolly worm in an open container with plenty of foliage to eat. Clean out waste and replace fresh leaves every day. The woolly worm depends on fresh leaves for food and water. After enjoying his company for a couple days, go ahead and release him back into nature.