The Cleveland suburb of Avon has really “stuck” together the last decade celebrating the town’s passion for everybody’s favorite consumer product, duct tape. Even with a population of only 22,000, Avon is known as the “Duct Tape Capital of the World”. The town has not only been credited with the prominent title because it’s home to the Duck Brand duct tape headquarters, but because it hosts the largest duct tape festival. The Avon Duct Tape Festival is celebrated annually around Father’s Day weekend is currently in its 10th year. The event attracts approximately 50,000 duct tape fanatics each year. The festival features musical talents, a duct tape fashion show, and a themed parade with floats built completely out of tape.
ShurTech, the local supplier of Duck Brand tape, donates 60 rolls to each parade participant to decorate their float. The parade winner receives $1,000. The University of Cincinnati art students even construct sculptures for the festival. It truly is a state-wide celebration. Visitors are also encouraged to make duct tape hats, outfits, or props in the spirit of duct tape celebration.
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