Woollybear Festival , a Festival in Vermilion, Ohio - woolybear dick goddard

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Richard D. "Dick" Goddard (born February 24, ) is a former American television meteorologist, author, cartoonist, and animal activist. For over five decades, he served as the evening meteorologist at WJW-TV, the Fox Broadcasting Company-affiliated television station in Cleveland, eccpasa.info: February 24, (age 88), Akron, Ohio, U.S.

Oct 06,  · The Woollybear Festival is the largest one day festival in the state of Ohio. Fox 8 Meteorologist Dick Goddard wants you to be a part of the fun as the annual Woollybear Parade & Festival takes over Vermilion.

The annual Dick Goddard Woollybear Festival is held every Fall in downtown Vermilion, Ohio, on Lake Erie. The one-day, family event, which began in , features a woolly bear costume contest in which children, even pets, are dressed up as various renditions of the woolly bear caterpillar.

The popularity of the woolly bear caterpillar has resulted in several festivals honoring them. Since , the residents of Vermilion, Ohio have held an annual "Woolly Bear Festival". The festival is the brainchild of legendary Cleveland TV personality Dick Goddard, longtime weatherman at WJW-TV. It is claimed to be the largest one-day festival.