Celebrate Your American Pride at the 13th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival

Three-day, family-friendly event to feature Americana-themed duct
tape sculptures, parade, fashion show and more

AVON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What makes you proud to be an American? There are many different symbols
of pride we Americans hold dear. From the Bald Eagle and Statue of
Liberty to amber waves of grain and apple pie, regardless of how you
define the USA, one thing we can all agree on is the love and passion we
feel for this great country of ours. And with it being an election year,
what better way to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the
brave than by uniting at this year’s Americana-themed 13th
Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival

Available in more than 250 colors and designs, America’s favorite
fix-all is ready to help you stick together with your fellow patriots
and show your spirit through all things Duck
this Father’s Day weekend – Friday, June
17th through Sunday, June 19th.

March on out with the family to Veterans Memorial Park in Avon, Ohio, to
enjoy a special stars and stripes spectacle where you’ll experience many
opportunities to show your pride for the USA: from a lively parade
featuring floats made out of Duck Tape® to a fun arts and
crafts tent and life-sized Duck Tape® sculptures. You can
enjoy delicious all-American food favorites, rides, family-friendly
games and more, including a live performance by American rock guitarist,
vocalist and songwriter, Lita Ford, best known as lead guitarist for the
popular all-female 70’s band, The Runaways.

There’s even the “All-American” fashion show where Duck Tape® enthusiasts
can enter their Duck Tape® outfits and show their pride on
the Main Stage, sponsored by Kalahari®
Resorts & Conventions
, for a chance to win the Grand
Prize—a two-night stay and waterpark admission for four at Kalahari®
Resorts & Conventions
. To enter, each participant is
required to wear at least one main article of clothing and one accessory
made out of Duck Tape®. Check out DuckTapeFestival.com to
register and view the full official contest rules. Participants will
receive a voucher that can be redeemed toward their favorite Duck Tape®
swag at the Duck Tape® “General Store!” And to support those
who dedicate their lives to our freedom, for every person who enters the
fashion show, Duck® brand will donate $10 to be shared
between the Greater
Cleveland Fisher House
and USO
of Northern Ohio
, up to $10,000.

The Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival takes place at Veterans
Memorial Park, 3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Avon, Ohio:

  • Friday, June 17: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    • The Duck Tape® parade starts at 10 a.m., beginning at
      Avon High School and ending at Veterans Memorial Park
  • Sunday, June 19: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for this three-day family festival, which annually
draws more than 60,000 duct tape enthusiasts from around the world.
Additionally, the first 500 attendees each day will receive a free roll
of Duck Tape®.

For more information about the Avon Heritage Duck Tape®
Festival, visit DuckTapeFestival.com.


An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality
and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of
colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is
available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center,
food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors such as gold,
sage, fluorescent pink, green and orange, and designs such as Galaxy,
Love Tie Dye and Puppy Potpourri.

Duck Tape®, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers a vast
array of innovative, forward-thinking solutions that help everyone –
from DIYers to crafters – bring their ideas to life. The brand sets
trends, inspires creativity and leads the way in crafting, DIY projects
and more, giving you the tools you need to create anything you can
dream. Visit duckbrand.com
for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck®
brand news by joining our more than 5 million fans on Facebook®
following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand),
following our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/theduckbrand)
and watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).


ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets DIY (Do It Yourself), EIY (Express It
Yourself) and Home & Office consumer products under the Duck®,
FrogTape®, T-REX® Tape, Painter’s Mate Green®
and Shurtape® 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, United Kingdom, 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 shurtech.com
for more information.

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Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Sandusky, Ohio, and the
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, delivers a “world-away” waterpark resort
and conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically
African-themed Kalahari Resorts, privately owned by the Nelson family,
is home to America’s largest indoor waterparks. All Kalahari Resorts
feature well-appointed guest rooms, full-service Spa Kalahari, a fully
equipped fitness center, on-site restaurants, unique retail shops and a
state-of-the-art conference center. Kalahari Resorts and Convention
Centers frequently receives awards and accolades for our guest and
convention services. Recent recognition includes: Condé Nast Traveler’s
#1 World’s Coolest Indoor Waterparks, 2015 Reader’s Choice USA Today’s
10 Best Indoor Waterparks, TripAdvisors’ 2016 Travelers’ Choice
Awards for Top Family Hotel, Silver Star recognition for Best
Family-Friendly Meeting Hotel and Resort in Smart Meeting’s 2014 Smart
Stars Awards, Clean the World’s Top 50 Hot Properties in 2013, January
2015 OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award for Double Cut Grill’s signature
dining experience for the second consecutive year, the Daily Herald’s
2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Indoor Waterpark, selection as one
of the nation’s Top Family Resorts by Family Fun magazine for 2013,
being named the Best Conference Center in the state by the Wisconsin
Hotel and Lodging Association, and selection as the Corporate Meeting
Destination of the Year by Cleveland Business Connects magazine. For
reservation and guest information, call 1-877-KALAHARI (525-2427) or
visit: KalahariResorts.com.
To learn more about Kalahari Resorts, members of the media are
encouraged to visit KalahariMedia.com.


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