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Get Ready to Blast Off to the 2014 Avon Heritage Duck Tape(R) Festival!

Duck Tape(R) Takes You "Out of This World" With Fashions, Crafts, Sculptures and More

AVON, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/14 -- Imagine you're a space explorer -- what's the one tool you would want with you just in case? Duck Tape®! Now the classic fix-all's next mission is to show you how Duck Tape® is "Out of This World" this Father's Day weekend at the 11th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival -- where the possibilities, just like space, are virtually endless!

Start the countdown for Friday, June 13 - Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Avon, Ohio -- the "Duct Tape Capital of the World" and home of Duck® brand duct tape -- where this year's Festival is "Out of This World." This free Festival will take you on the journey of duct tape -- from its start as a World War II battlefield repair tool to Duck® brand and its current role as the leader of the modern duct tape crafting and fashion phenomenon. No wonder more than 50,000 duct tape enthusiasts make the (almost galactic) trek to Avon every year from as far away as Hawaii, Canada and England!

Festival-goers who touch down at the three-day Festival will enjoy a parade of Duck Tape® floats, a scavenger hunt, a Ducktivities® arts and crafts tent, lots of family friendly games, rides, live entertainment and food -- plus, Duck® brand is on a quest to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record! On Saturday, June 14, Duck Tape® fans will attempt to establish the record for "The Most People Modeling in a Duck Tape® Fashion Show" by wearing at least one article of clothing (shirt, pants, skirt, vest, etc.) made out of Duck Tape®, in addition to at least one accessory (bracelet, hat, wallet, etc.) made with the sticky stuff. An official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® adjudicator will be on-site to oversee the record attempt as Duck® brand makes history -- boldly going where no man, woman or duct tape enthusiast has gone before.

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

  • Friday, June 13: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 14: 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
    • The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 15: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parking and admission are free -- and the first 500 attendees each day of the Festival receive a roll of complimentary Duck® brand duct tape. For more information about the Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival, call 866.818.1116 or visit DuckTapeFestival.com.

DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
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 like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and designs such as Gummy Bears, Cheetah Kisses and Galaxy.

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 DuckBrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than 5.7 million fans on Facebook® (facebook.com/ducktape), following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/theduckbrand) or watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).

SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter's Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® 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.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® is a registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited
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