The annual Woollybear Festival is held every Fall in downtown Vermilion, Ohio, on Lake Erie. The one-day, family event, which began in 1973, features a woolly bear costume contest in which children, even pets, are dressed up as various renditions of the woolly bear caterpillar. The festival is held every year around October 1 on a Sunday on which the Cleveland Browns have an away game. It is touted as the largest one-day festival in Ohio.

Photos via Ohio Festivals, More Than Words, and the Chronicle Telegram respectively.

Yes, that is a pig “dressed up” as a Woolly bear caterpillar. Pretty awesome.

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