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Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

We've all heard about duct tape's versatility: It can hold together a leaky washing machine, prop up rusty things dragging from your car, and it comes in handy when softball-sized hail leaves holes in the side of your house. But at this annual celebration of the sticky stuff (in the city where Duck Brand duct tape is made), the colorful adhesive is used in everything from sculptures to fashion to flowerpots to floats participating in the Saturday-morning parade. Organizers of the fest — which happens on Father's Day weekend, of course — even hand out rolls of tape as you walk through the gates. There's plenty of the usual fair stuff going on here (fried food, carnival games, live music), but it's the events tied to the festival's star — like a craft tent where you can make a wallet or sword or whatever you want out of duct tape — that are the real reason to get stuck on this one-of-a-kind summer blowout.

701 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Avon, 866-818-1116,

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