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Tarantula Awareness Festival

October 26, 2019
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: FREE
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Coarsegold Historic Village
35300 CA-41
Coarsegold, CA 93614
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Contact Information:
Event ID: 192886
Phone: 559.642.2125
Email: dianelboland@aol.com
Web: http://coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com
Herald the return of the Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival. The town celebrates the emergence of the eight-legged creatures as they come out of their burrows in search of a mate before they hunker down over the winter. Free event arachnid races, costume parades, hairy legs contest, pizza eating, pumpkin cake, poetry, and crafts.

Here are some things to know about tarantulas before you go:
They are harmless to humans. Yes they bite, but their venom is weaker than a bee sting.
They can be 4 to 5 inches long, and they are skilled predators, usually scarfing down insects.
Females sometimes eat the males after mating.
 
This listing courtesy of CA Watchable Wildlife CA Watchable Wildlife

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