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Woolly Worm Festival kicks off this weekend

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Roy Kreger "Mr. Woolly Worm" and "Merryweather" the mascot visited FOX8 today to tell folks about the 36th Annual Woolly Worm Festival.

The festival will be held in downtown Banner Elk this weekend. The festival will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children. Ages 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at