Woolly Worm Festival 2024 – Banner Elk, NC

The 47th Annual Woolly Worm Festival

The Woolly Worm Festival is organized each year on the third weekend of October in Banner Elk, NC. The first event was held in 1978, and now thousands of people gather in this picturesque small town nestled between North Carolina’s largest ski resorts to attend the festival. The event features woolly worm races, tasty food, crafts, entertainment, and so much more. In 2024, the two-day Woolly Worm Festival will take place on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20.

Start Date

Saturday, October 19, 2024

End Date

Sunday, October 20, 2024

Event Location

The Historic Banner Elk Elementary School
185 Azalea Cir SE, Banner Elk, NC 28604, United States

Gate Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children (Ages 6-12): $5.00
  • Children Ages (0-5): Free


Phone: 828-898-5605



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