More than 18,000 bug buffs are expected to buzz into the town known for its massive mosquitos this year for contests like the Mosquito Call and Best Mosquito Legs, where contenders roll up their pant legs to determine whos got the most insect-like gams around.
The fest will get even buggier when the towns chief insect, a 25-foot-tall mosquito mascot named what else? Willie-Man-Chew swoops in to oversee the activities.
And though townies are itching to attend, theyll be happy to know that the bothersome biters at the fest arent on the pest list.
In event organizer Lin Richeys words, Only the friendly mosquitos that dont bite are invited.
But just in case some nasty nibblers do sneak into the fest, Richey says to steer clear from bananas, since mosquitos love them.
She adds, Garlic keeps em away, but nobody wants to go around smelling like garlic.
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