I’ve always said the most fun I’ve ever had at any fair or festival was the first time I attended the “Woolly Worm Festival” in Banner Elk.
Literally, you have people drinking, eating, and gambling at the speed of a fuzzy worm (see above pic) racing up a string. Just thinking about it now, I start laughing. Totally, preposterous fun. However, Banner Elk’s pride and joy are just the tip of the crazy festival iceberg.