In the evening, be sure to take advantage of the Worm Grunter’s Ball, and be the subject of conversation when you get back home and wear one of the variety of souvenir tees on sale, one of which says, “I did it all at the worm gatherers ball.” And who knows? Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be named King or Queen of the festival.
As my son Marcus said, “…it got them on the map and their own reference in Wikipedia. I read they started the festival in 2000, when the population was 426. Just four years later, the population was 465 ... 9% growth in just 4 years?!? Coincidence? Population growth, a sustained festival to raise revenue and It's own Wiki entry? You cannot beat that ... ”
Finally, for those with a scientific bent, be sure to check out the paper written by Kenneth C. Catania, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Loads of references along with links for many of them. Catania also wrote an article for Scientific American magazine titled “Worm Charmers” about his research.