Here’s your chance to take your family on a fun-filled outing to what is quite possibly the most unique festival in the United States when you plan a jaunt to the 10th annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival in Avon, Ohio taking place on Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. And the best news is that you don’t have to travel very far to attend this Father’s Day weekend event.
Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival Hosted by the city of Avon (known as the “Duct Tape Capital of the World”), the Duct Tape Festival will be presented at Veterans Memorial Park. and have a theme this year of ” Decades of Duct Tape”, The Festival is a giant celebration of duct tape and its many fun and wacky uses and will spotlight everything duct tape including art, sculptures and even clothing made from the versatile and multi-purpose product.
In addition, the Festival will feature a huge parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. that yes, it will include floats made from duct tape.
A Bit of History About Duct Tape Duct Tape was originally created during World War II to aid soldiers in waterproofing their ammunition cases and to make repairs in the field. Today the versatile product is used in a multitude of areas including home repair, crafting and in the fashion industry, just to name a few.
Other activities at the Duct Tape Festival include games, amusement rides, live musical entertainment, a magic show, duct tape arts & crafts and a scavenger hunt.
One presentation you won’t want to miss is the Festival Fashion Show featuring fashions from reality TV show “Project Runway’s” recent Duct Tape Unconventional Materials Challenge. There will also be a public fashion show where prizes will be awarded (including 4 suite tickets to the Justin Bieber concert in Cleveland in July).
Of course, there will be lots and lots of food available for purchase.
Hours for the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival are 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and the first 500 visitors each day will receive a free roll of Duck Tape (based in Avon, Ohio) brand duct tape.
For more information on the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival call 866-818-1116 or get online at www.ducttapefestival.com.
Veterans Memorial Park is located at 3701 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway in Avon, Ohio. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from Cleveland.