Thursday, April 25, 2013
Anything goes for this year's Duct Tape parade.
The Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival Committee is looking for parade entries and volunteers. As the festival has grown, so has the parade. If you are an organization interested in building a “duct tape-themed float” or would like to participate as a general entry, you can download a parade application from the festival’s website at www.ducttapefestival.com. The city’s biggest parade will take place this year on Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. and end at Veterans Memorial Park. The theme for this years festival is “Decades of Duck® Tape” inspired by the growth of the festival over the past 10 years. Anything goes for the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival parade this year. Entrants who build a “duct tape themed float” have a chance to win a …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Check out these photos from last weekend's Duct Tape Festival and parade.
Photographer Eric Bonzar caught the sounds and sights of the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival this past weekend at Veterans Memorial Park, from veterans to bands that rocked the stage.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Were you there? Share your photos by adding them to the gallery
Thousands lined the parade route on Detroit Road for this year's Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival parade on June 15, and few were disappointed. Dozens of floats, most safari themed, rolled from Avon High School to Veterans Memorial Park where this year's festival was held. Floats from duct tape construction vehicles to lions, tigers and giraffes followed a life-sized duct-tape inspired elephant. Crusher's mascot showed up, as did a cotillion of miniature horses. Were you there? Upload your favorite photos. Check out our gallery of photos from the parade and come back later for a gallery roundup of the parade and festival from photographer Eric Bonzar.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Former "American Idol" contestant was runner-up to Carrie Underwood
The Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival is bringing in some American Idol star power to kick off the weekend. Former American Idol competitor Bo Bice will perform at the festival at 9 p.m. Friday, June 15, Bice's manager, Rusty Harmon, confirmed on Thursday. Bice was the fourth season runner-up to Carrie Underwood, who has gone on to country and pop stardom. The son of a gospel singer, Bice grew up in the south and his southern rock music style and looks were a sensation on American Idol. Bice has released three albums since his American Idol days: The Real Thing, See the Light and 3. He hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2005 with the single Inside Your Heaven. He sang on the track Brown Skin Girl on Carlos Santana's album All …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Ninth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival to be held Father's Day Weekend
Lions and tigers and duct tape! Oh, my! Safari is the theme for this year's Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival, which will be held June 15, 16 and 17 at Veterans Memorial Park in neighboring Avon. "We're going to have some really great stuff this year," said Patti Sack, assistant communications manager at ShurTech, the Avon company that makes Duck Brand duct tape. Befitting a safari theme, this year's grand marshal is Outback Ray. He will also do a meet-and-greet at the festival, where visitors can see and maybe touch his animals. There will also be carnival rides, food and games. The festival draws heavily not just from immediate communities, but from around the state and country. Duct tape has become more than Dad's favorite fix-it. The …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Matt Pawlikowski interviews Miss America inside the Duct Tape Man Cave.
The eighth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival this weekend might have parents of college age kids or wives of the sports nut a little on the edge. Not because it was risqué, but because this year's theme, "Real Fans Stick Together" and Grand Marshal Miss America, drew plenty of curious fans to the festival that also featured unique sculptures, including a bowling alley and putting green. "I was amazed at what you can do with tape," Robert Harrison of Lancaster, Pa. said. "I'm a sports nut, and when I heard about the theme this year had to make the six hour trek. After seeing the (duct tape-displayed) locker, I'm thinking of doing the same in my basement. This is impressive." Without a doubt the highlight of the Duct Tape Festival …
Friday, June 17, 2011
This annual tradition draws people from all over the country, including Miss America.
Sporting the theme “Real Fans Stick Together,” the eighth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, Father’s Day, at Veterans Memorial Park in Avon. “There will be sports-related duct tape fashions on display throughout the weekend,” said Patti Sack, assistant communications manager with ShurTech Brands, owner of the Duck Tape brand. “The theme pays tribute to College Duck Tape, which features logos, mascots and colors of college teams. Sports-themed sculptures will be on display throughout the park as well, ranging from a locker room, bowling alley, and golf green. We also will have some interactive displays including a football toss and Plinko board in which visitors can win prizes, as well as a …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Another full week in Avon!
Are you ready for some duct tape? The annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival is Friday through Sunday. Not only is there music, a parade, fashions and sculptures made of duct tape, but we're getting Miss America! Teresa Scanlan, who loves crafting, is said to use duct tape often in her crafts. Avon Patch and other area Patch editors will be on hand over the weekend, and will be in the parade. There's a full agenda at Monday's 7:30 p.m. City Council meeting. Before the meeting, there are public hearings on an ordinance to include Nagel Road in the city's master trail plan, and an ordinance on reducing the number of parking spaces fast-food restaurants with drive-thrus are required to have. Both ordinances are on the meeting's agenda for a …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Teresa Scanlan to lead the parade
There she is ... Miss America … and she will be waving to the crowd while serving as the Grand Marshal for the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival parade next month. Eighteen-year-old, Teresa Scanlan, from Nebraska is the youngest woman to ever take the crown and she also is an avid crafter, often using duct tape in her projects. Sporting the theme, "Real Fans Stick Together," the eighth annual festival will celebrate fans love of sports and pay tribute to America’s favorite fix-all, duct tape. This Father’s Day weekend tradition, June 17-19, features fashions, sculptures and parade floats made out of Avon-based Duck Tape brand duct tape, along with festival fun, food and entertainment. The theme also rolls out the newest line of duct tape, …