Published: May 26, 2011

AVON, Ohio (May 25, 2011) – Whether or not your favorite team has a winning record, Real Fans Stick Together™ to show their loyal support. And this year, they can also attend the eighth-annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival to celebrate their love of sports and pay tribute to America’s favorite fix-all – duct tape. This Father’s Day weekend tradition features fashions, sculptures and parade floats made out of Duck Tape® brand duct tape, along with festival fun, food and entertainment.

Hosted in Avon, Ohio, the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world, and home of Duck Tape® brand duct tape, this free, three-day event celebrates everything duct tape, including the Duck® brand palette of more than 20 colors and patterns. This year’s sports-inspired “Real Fans Stick Together™” theme pays tribute to the newest line of duct tape added to the growing roster – College Duck Tape® brand duct tape, which features the logos, mascots and colors of favorite college teams.

Festivities kick-off on Friday, June 17, 2011, at 4 p.m. Highlights include: 

  • A variety of sports-themed duct tape sculptures and fashions 

  • A duct tape sculpture scavenger hunt throughout the festival grounds 

  • An arts and crafts tent where visitors can use duct tape to create their own sports memorabilia, like pennants, pom poms, megaphones and more 

  • A free roll of Duck Tape® to the first 500 attendees each day of the festival 

  • A parade on Saturday, June 18, grand marshaled by Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, and featuring floats made with duct tape by local businesses and organizations

  • Meet and greet session with Miss America and a chance to hear why she loves to craft with duct tape 

  • Traditional festival favorites – games, rides, food and live entertainment

  • The Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival begins at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 3701 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, on Friday, June 17, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and continues Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The duct tape parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Avon High School and ends at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

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


Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, hardware and craft retailers in more than 20 colors and patterns, including colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and patterns such as Zig-Zag Zebra™, Spotted Leopard™ and Hot Rod™, as well as the new College Duck Tape® brand duct tape featuring logos from favorite college teams.

Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by following us on Twitter (@theduckbrand) and joining our three million fans on Facebook (


ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green®, FrogTape®, Caremail® and Easy Liner® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit for more information.