October 21, 2014

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Date set for annual Woollybear Festival in Vermilion

Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard reveals his winter weather prediction for northeast Ohio at the 2013 Woollybear Festival. This year's festival is scheduled for Sept. 28. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard reveals his winter weather prediction for northeast Ohio at the 2013 Woollybear Festival. This year’s festival is scheduled for Sept. 28. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that the 42nd annual Woollybear Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28.

Every year Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard hosts the event in downtown Vermilion.

The festival, which has become the largest one-day festival in Ohio, features a Woollybear 500, Woollybear costume look-a-like animal contest, Woollybear costume child look-a-like contest, food, Woollybear crafts, live entertainment and the Wonderful, Wacky Woollybear Parade.


  • Larry Crnobrnja

    It’s time they made Cliff German the Grand Marshal.

  • Ex_Subscriber

    As usual, announced as soon as the Browns schedule is released. Sept 28 is their bye week this year. Goddard always schedules it either for the bye week or a week they’re out of town – otherwise, for home games he’s a spotter and does stats in the press booth.