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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.