Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sticking With Tradition

I’m posting a day early because a unique event happening this weekend begins this afternoon. It’s never too early to start the weekend, right?

The Duck Tape Festival in Avon is held the weekend of Father’s Day every year as a nod to dads’ penchant for fixing things with duct tape. The festival bears the name of Avon-based ShurTech Brands’ well-known product.

I don't know who came up with the idea of holding a festival to celebrate duct tape. But this year's is the 16th annual. So yes, the idea stuck.

The festival opens at 4 p.m today with free carnival rides until closing at 11 p.m. Admission and parking are free all weekend.

Highlights include music, dancing, craft activities (I’m thinking Duck Tape will be involved), food, a car show and fireworks. But the main event is Saturday morning’s parade featuring floats cleverly constructed with Duck Tape.

The video here gives you an idea of what to expect during this nontraditional tradition.

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