Spring Fest’s Bug Bowl will be crawling with visitors

News 18 This Morning Bug Bowl Interview

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) –  It’s a great time of the year to be a bug lover. That’s because the Bug Bowl is happening this weekend, April 12 and 13.

The Spring Fest tradition marks its 24th anniversary this year, and entomology professor Tom Turpin said there’s even a new event.

“We have a new event, the Cockroach Colliseum, where you can actually let cockroaches run into each other.”

The Bug Bowl runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the new events like the Cockroach Colliseum, crowd favorites like the cricket-spitting contest and cockroach racing will also be available for Spring Fest goers to take in.

For a list of all the events and times, head to the Bug Bowl website.

Click on the video to watch the full interview with Tom Turpin from News 18 This Morning as well as see News 18 Meteorologist Cameron Hopman handle a hissing cockroach and tarantula.

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