History

Older twins holding young twin babies

In 1976, a small group of dedicated people planning Twinsburg’s participation in the bicentennial celebration that year decided to set aside one day for twins. The Twins Day Festival started with a flag raising and dedication of the Wilcox Monument on the square and the dedication of the first picnic shelter at Glenn Chamberlin Park.
The following year, determined not to let the idea die, a committee went into action, and made the second Twins Day happen. There were food booths that year operated by local service organizations wanting to raise funds for their treasuries, a band concert talent show, a Square Dance Exhibition and a “bike-and-buggy” parade for children 12 years and younger. With 38 sets of twins who attended that second year we were on our way.

The past 42 festivals have seen over 68,000 sets of twins, national and international media coverage, a visiting delegation of nine sets of twins from the Soviet Union, as well as on site research by companies and universities. The Twins Days Festival recorded as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records.