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13.) Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival – June 18, 2010

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Seven years ago, a committee in Avon was trying to replace the Festival of Flowers, which faded away with the area’s greenhouses. Turning to the city’s biggest employer, the German industrial company Henkel Corp., who sold Duck brand duct tape out of the Avon location, the committee made an agreement for an interesting new festival idea.

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Duct Tape
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The Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival was a success and continued to grow. Even after Henkel sold their Avon location to North Carolina’s Shurtape Technologies, the locally established company ShurTech Brands continued festival sponsorship.

This year, the theme of the festival was “peace, love & duck tape” and it showed…

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…on trash cans…
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…on vans…

…on sculptures…

…and even on us.

For those trying to forget the 60’s, there were other diversions…
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…jumping platforms…

…adult rides…

…concerts…

…food ranging from donuts to salads…

…and even paprikash.

But, honestly, this festival was all about the duct tape.
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One tent held a fashion show of duct tape.

Another tent held various box kits…
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…to make purses, roses, wallets – all for free…

…as long as you made them in the tent.

Julia and I made wallets (sorry I didn’t notice my K in the photo).

And, although we were impressed with our wallets, we were even more impressed with the various other things people made with duct tape.
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Who knew tape could be so much fun?

Enjoy!

Various sculptures (click picture and it will open in a new window)
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Float pictures (click picture and it will open in a new window)
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