For one weekend out of the entire year, I see double.At Twins Days in Twinsburg, Ohio, everyone has a look-alike.This annual gathering of multiples is the largest in the world, with more than 2,000 sets of twins coming from all around the world.This festival is held every first full weekend in August.This summer, my family and I went August 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2009.Our favorite hotel to stay at is the Hilton Garden Inn, located in Cleveland, Ohio, but is less than five minutes away from Twinsburg’s town square.
My twin and I have been going to this small town near Cleveland ever since we were born.First things first, an inherent law before heading out to Twinsburg, is that if you are a twin you must and I mean must dress exactly alike as your twin.At Twinsburg, twins are finally the majority of people.There are more twins that attend this event than there are residents of the town.
The fun kicks off on Friday night with a hotdog roast, where only twins and their families can attend, no media is allowed.This event is an enjoyable time for twins to socialize and meet new twin friends.Everyone there feels like family after two seconds of meeting them.
On Saturday morning, the double take parade begins.Only twins are allowed to walk in the parade.It is remarkable to see just how many twins there are in attendance.After the parade, there are a number of activities to do such as enter twin contests, enter twin studies, take pictures, visit the entertainment tent, play carnival games, take a stroll through junk food alley, or visit the craft booths.The same fun continues on Sunday along with nondenominational church and a pancake breakfast.
My family and I have enjoyed this well organized festival for many years.Twins Days is a place to make new friends, see old friends, and ultimately to celebrate being a twin.For more information about Twins Days, visit their website at www.twinsdays.org.
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