Woolly Worm Festival 2023 – Banner Elk, NC

The 46th 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 2023, the two-day Woolly Worm Festival will take place on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.

Start Date

Saturday, October 21, 2023

End Date

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Event Location

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

Gate Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Children (Ages 6-12): $5.00
  • Children Ages (0-5): Free


Phone: 828-898-5605



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