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Twins Days Festival (MR)

July 20, 2012 6:00 AM

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Twins Days Festival
Glen Chamberlin Park
9825 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
(330) 425-3652
www.twinsdays.org

Hours: Aug. 3 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Aug. 4 – 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Aug. 5 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $4 per day/$3 per day car parking/$5 per day motor homes and busses

Twinsburg opens its arms and doors to the public to rejoice in twins and this town Aug. 3, 4 and 5 at the Twins Days Festival. Held 20 miles outside of Cleveland, the festival takes place in Glen Chamberlin Park, with events throughout the area. Friday night’s welcome dinner will be at Twinsburg High School; the Double Take Parade takes you through the town square to the festival site on Saturday morning; and the Twins Days 5K Run/Walk begins at Dodge Middle School.

To join the festivities as a twin, don’t forget to register early. Twins who pre-register by mailing in their forms by July 20 will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Registration is also necessary for participation in the Twins Contests such as cutest twins, most alike male twins and least alike female twins. Pre-registration is required to participate in the Royal Court where a set of twin males and females are crowned king and queen.

Don’t miss out on the Twins Days Golf Tournament and the Corn Hole Tournament, both held Friday. While family members are welcome, leave your pets at home for the weekend.

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Parking

Parking is allowed at the Twinsburg High School and the Dodge Intermediate School.

Twins Days Festival Events

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Twins Days Golf Tournament
Gleneagles Golf Course

2615 Glenwood Drive
Twinsburg, OH 44087
(330) 425-3334
www.gleneaglesgc.com

Hours: Fri, Aug. 3 – 9 a.m.
Price: $180 2 person team/$90 per person

The Twins Days Golf Tournament holds its annual golf competition at the beautiful Gleneagles Golf Course for the enjoyment of all: twins and singletons alike. Partial proceeds benefit the Twins Days Scholarship Fund, so while you enjoy the sun and camaraderie, you’re also playing for a cause. Held at the scenic Gleneagles Golf Course, this course hosts a PGA professional Bryan Mineard. The Twins Days Golf Tournament includes 18 holes of golf, free beverages and a hotdog lunch at the turn, as well as a gas golf cart and a catered dinner with beer included. To join this classic Twins Days Festival event, enter by July 20.

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Twins Days 5k Run & Fun Walk
Dodge Intermediate School

10225 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
(330) 425-1210

When: Sun, Aug. 5 – 8:30 a.m.; children’s fun run – 9:30 a.m.; registration/check in 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Price: $18/$30 twins team (pre-registered)/$20 individuals on race day/$35 twins teams

The Twins Days 5K Run/Walk promotes fitness and a worthy cause: The Melanoma Research Foundation. More than 300 athletes participated in 2011, and the Twins Days Festival committee expects the numbers to double in 2012.  This course is measured and certified by USA Track and Field and is a part of the Subway Challenge Series, a series of races in Northeast Ohio. Prizes are awarded for the top three finishers in age groups as well as twin teams, and T-shirts are given to the first 500 entrants.

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The Twins Days Double Take Parade
Twins Days Festival Committee
9825 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
(330) 425-3652
www.twinsdays.org

Hours: Sun, Aug. 4 – 8 a.m.
Price: festival registration fee

A set of twins can make anyone do a double-take; a Double Take Parade, well, that’s just part of the Twins Days Festival. From the town square, march with your twin .5 miles straight down Ravenna Road to the Glen Chamberlin Park, the site of the Twins Days Festival. If you wish to make the Double Take Parade even more special, drive in a vehicle or create a float to create quite the sensation. Make sure to contact the Twins Days Festival Committee and obtain a parade entry form for any moving vehicle. The parade is open to all registered twins and is held on the last day of the weekend. End the festival with a parade worthy of celebration.

Lodging

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The Bertram Inn and Conference Center
600 North Aurora Road
Aurora, OH 44202-7107
(330) 995-0200
www.thebertraminn.com

Price: from $129

The Bertram Inn offers all of the amenities you need away from home. Each room includes free WiFi, a desk and chair, coffee pot, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. Options abound from single rooms to hospitality suites. If you’re here for longer period of time or looking to relax, try the Getaway Cottage located at the edge of the property. This cottage offers comfort in the way of a fireplace and Jacuzzi in addition to room service. Staying at the Bertram Inn for the Twins Days Festival is a surefire way to relax after the festivities.

Dining

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Bongiorno’s Family Ristorante & Pizzeria
9149 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
(330) 487-1545
www.bongiornosrestaurant.com

The wide variety on this menu means you could eat here all weekend long and never have the same thing twice. The appetizers include Italian favorites such as bruschetta and wedding soup, then travel into the more regional preferences including mussels marinara, stuffed banana peppers and pasta fagiol. Share a Sicilian pizza, or any other pie, for a lighter option if you’re still stuffed from the festival. You may regret if you don’t save your appetite for one of the many chicken, veal, seafood or pasta dishes. Finish the meal with an authentic cappuccino and some cannoli, and come back tomorrow to start all over again. The only drawback is Bongiorno’s is closed on Sundays.

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El Campesino
10735 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
(330) 405-2897
elcampesinostow.com

El Campesino is a classic Mexican restaurant in the heart of Twinsburg. The platters are big and the hospitality is bigger. With a wide dining room and patio there’s room for everyone here at EL Campesino, great for gathering in between events at the Twins Days Festival. Weekends can get pretty busy, and on a festival weekend, expect to wait for the more-than-worth-it meals this place promises.

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Marissa is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you on the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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