Celebrate in Safari Style at Ninth-Annual Duct Tape Festival

Unique festival celebrates Dad’s favorite fix-all with safari-themed duct tape sculptures,
a parade and more

AVON, Ohio (March, 2012) – What should you pack when you head out on safari? Canteen? Check.  Binoculars? Check. Duck Tape®? Triple Check.

Find out just how to use “Duck Tape® on Safari”—and everywhere else—at the ninth-annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival, where the sticky stuff is sure to provide plenty of safari fun! This free festival takes place Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17, in Avon, Ohio, the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world, and home of Duck Tape® brand duct tape. It celebrates everything duct tape, including the Duck® brand palette of more than 140 colors and prints—especially our popular, animal-inspired  Zig-Zag Zebra®, Spotted Leopard™ and Pink Zebra Duck Tape® patterns.  

This Father’s Day weekend tradition typically draws more than 40,000 duct tape enthusiasts from around the country. With no admission or parking fees, the festival is low cost and high adventure—the first 500 attendees each day of the festival even receive a free roll of Duck® brand duct tape!

There's a lot to roar about this year — a scavenger hunt throughout the festival grounds, stylish safari-inspired Duck Tape® fashions, one-of-a-kind parade floats made with Duck Tape®, and life-sized Duck Tape® sculptures — even an enormous Duck Tape® elephant!  And, festival-goers will be treated to a “mini-safari” when local animal expert and duct tape parade grand marshal Outback Ray hosts a free animal show. Plus, there’s plenty of food, rides, games and live entertainment, including the exciting musical group Thunderstruck, an AC/DC tribute band that will take the stage Saturday night.

Several Duck Tape® celebrities are making the journey to Avon this year too, including Chance Foreman, a Texas-based artist who has drawn national attention for his duct tape portraits of everyone from Bob Dylan to Mother Teresa. Over the festival weekend, Foreman will craft an original duct tape portrait, giving festival-goers an exclusive first look at his latest creation. And, on Saturday, celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko will share her professional and fun crafting tips in the arts and crafts tent as festival-goers create their very own unique Duck Tape ® safari gear.

Don't miss our “Duck Tape® on Safari" adventures:
•    A duct tape sculpture scavenger hunt throughout the festival grounds
•    An arts and crafts tent where visitors can use Duck Tape® to create their own one-of-a-kind safari gear
•    A free roll of Duck Tape® to the first 500 attendees each day of the festival
•    A parade on Saturday, June 16, featuring floats made with duct tape by local businesses and organizations
•    A free animal show from local animal expert Outback Ray

The Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival takes place at Veterans Memorial Park, 37001 Detroit Road, in Avon:            
•    Friday, June 15: open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
•    Saturday, June 16: open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; duct tape parade at 10 a.m. starting at Avon High School and   ending at Veterans Memorial Park
•    Sunday, June 17: open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival, directions and hotel accommodations, call 1-866-818-1116 or visit    


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