The 40th annual Woollybear Festival parade took place Sunday in Vermilion and included the Edison High School marching band. 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. Touted as the largest one-day festival in Ohio, the event is held every year around Oct. 1 on a Sunday on which the Cleveland Browns do not have a home game. The festival is the brainchild of legendary Cleveland TV personality Dick Goddard, longtime weatherman at WJW-TV. Enjoy these pictures taken by Joe Centers.