August 3rd & 4th
About the Twins Days
The 27th annual Twins Days Festival was held in Twinsburg, Ohio on
Saturday August 3rd & 4th, 2002. This event, held in
the only city in the world named after twins, hosted over 2,100 sets of
multiples (including twins, triplets, quads and quints) from around the world.
This year's event was the largest known annual gathering of twins (and other
multiples) in the world, as documented in the Guiness Book of World Records.
Twinsburg is located between Akron and Cleveland on S.R. 91 and was named in
honor of Aaron and Moses Wilcox, early settlers from Killingsworth, Connecticut.
The towns name was changed from Millsville to Twinsburg in 1817, at the request
of the twins, who also donated six acres of land, that is now the city square,
and twenty dollars to start the first school. The Wilcox twins were so identical
that only their closest friends could tell them apart. They married sisters,
held property in common, and were stricken with the same ailment, and died the
same day. They are buried in the same grave in Twinsburg's Locust Grove
The Twins Days Festival features 64 different contests
David and Michael competed in "Twins Coming Farthest Within USA"
and placed 3rd. The festival also included a giant kick-off parade,
games, a food court, children's rides and games, arts & crafts, business
booths, live entertainment, researchers, a twin fireworks display, chicken
barbecue, pancake & sausage breakfast and a twins' talent show (Saturday
& Sunday). Planning has already begun for next years festival scheduled for
August 1st-3rd, 2003!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 330-425-3652, FAX: 330-425-7280 OR E-MAIL US AT
email@example.com ALSO CHECK OUT OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE AT
OR WRITE TO US AT: THE TWINS DAYS FESTIVAL COMMITTEE, INC., P.O. BOX 29,
TWINSBURG, OHIO 44087.
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