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Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

June 8, 2012 6:00 AM

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duct tape parade 1 Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

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Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Veteran’s Memorial Park
3701 Detroit Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
www.ducttapefestival.com/

Price: free festival, parade and parking
Hours: Fri, June 15 – 4 pm. to 11 p.m.; Sat, June 16 – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun, June 17 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Click here for full schedule

Nine years ago, ShurTech Brands, marketer of Duck Tape brand duct tape, wanted to sponsor an area event in such a big way that the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival was born. Avon is now considered the duct tape capital of the world, with an event that brings roughly 40,000 visitors from throughout the area. This year’s highlights, a scavenger hunt, concerts, a parade and a fashion show featuring safari-inspired Duck Tape outfits, promise three safari-themed days of excitement for the whole family.

Chance Foreman, a Texas-based artist who creates duct tape portraits of historically significant people will be in attendance, and will craft an original duct tape portrait for the crowd. Maris Pawelko, another duct tape celebrity, will be sharing her crafting tips in the arts and crafts tent throughout the weekend as well. Outback Ray, a local animal expert, is also scheduled to give a free animal show for festival-goers as well. Be one of the first 500 to arrive each morning to receive a complimentary roll of Duck brand duct tape.

duct tape parade brownie Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

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Duct Tape Parade
Avon High School
37545 Detroit Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 934-6171

Price: free
Hours: Sat – 10 a.m.

A huge hit every festival, the Duct Tape Parade boasts a heck of a prize this year: up to $1,000 bucks to the best of show’s Tip Top Tape winner. Other prizes included $500 each for the best safari float, the best use of duct tape and the most creative float. Finding a spot on the route couldn’t be easier, this parade runs from Avon High School right to the festival itself festival grounds.

duct tape festival performers1 Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

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Main Stage Performances
Art and excitement throughout the festival abound, but nothing beats the main stage line up this year. On Friday, enjoy the magic of Bobby Maverick, the Wayne’s World Band and former Idol contestant Bo Bice. Saturday mixes it up with fun and games through the day, Outback Ray’s animal meet and greet, and more magic with Maverick. At the close of the big day, Thunderstruck, an AC/DC tribute band, closes out the day. Sunday’s relaxed offerings include local performances by Avon Dance and Martial Arts and the much-loved Roadhouse Band.Related: Get Cooking at Westfield Southpark with Free Westfield Family Fun Days

Dining

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Strip Steakhouse
36840 Detroit Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 934-9900
www.stripsteakhouse.com/

As much experience as restaurant, the Strip Steakhouse sits in a circa 1851 barn in Olde Avon Village. Cleaned up a bit since its World War II horse housing days, this elegant restaurant offers all of the ambiance anybody could ask for. Perfect for romantic dates but with a menu that’ll appeal to any member of the family, Strip Steakhouse is a dining experience not to be missed.

bubbas q dining Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

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Bubba’s Q
820 Center Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 937-7859
bubbasqdining.com/Smell it, and salivate, before you see it. This delectable menu’s highlight exactly what its name hints at: dry-rubbed, marinated, applewood slow-smoked barbecue sent straight from heaven to your plate. Come prepared: This restaurant’s menu was cultivated over more than 50 years and several generations; you will over eat.

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Stacey Kay is a freelance fashion writer and web content producer residing in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University, and has studied fashion throughout Europe and Asia: specializing in Fashion Retailing through an exchange program with Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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