No, Clevelanders you are not having double vision problems. There really are lots and lots of lookalikes strolling by in the form of twins and in some cases, triplets and quadruplets at the annual Twins Days Festival being held on Friday, August 3, Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 in Twinsburg, Ohio, located 24 miles southeast of Cleveland. It is approximately a 30 minute drive.
Twins Days Festival The largest annual gathering of twins in the world, the Twins Days Festival expects more than 2500 sets of twins and other multiples to attend and participate in this year’s event. This year’s theme is ” Super Heroes: Twin Power”. Theme costumes are an option.
The first Twins Days Festival took place in 1976 (with only 37 sets of twins in attendance) to honor the city of Twinsburg’s founders who were twins themselves.
One of the highlights of the Festival is the Double Take Parade on Saturday, August 4 at 9 a.m. from the town square down Ravenna Rd. to the festival site with vehicles, floats and of course, twins and multiples participating.
Other activities at the Twins Days Festival include a Twins Talent Show, a golf tournament (at Gleneagles Golf Course), a corn hole tournament, a 5K Race/Walk and various contests for twins. Weather permitting, there will be a fireworks display on Saturday evening at 9:45 p.m.
Performers providing free entertainment throughout the Festival include Jungle Terry, juggler Aaron Bonk, the Walnut Hill Cloggers, magician Drew Murray, singer Tony Petra, the Natural Bridges of Laughs Co. puppets, the Keithe Williams Performing Arts troupe (singing, dancing and acrobatics), the Chardon Polka Band and groups Sight -n- Sound, ContraBand and The Mourning After.
Friday activities (including a Welcome Wiener Roast) are for twins, their friends and family only. The general public may attend the Festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Hours for the Twins Days Festival are 9 a.m. – approximately 10 p.m. (after the fireworks) on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person per day for the general public and $3 for parking per day.
Fore more information about the Twins Days Festival call 330-425-3652 or get online at www.twinsdays.org.
The Twins Days Festival is located at 9825 Ravenna Rd. in Twinsburg, Ohio. It is approximately a half hour drive from Cleveland.