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Twins Days Festival will be postponed until 2021

After much deliberation over the past several weeks, it is with heavy hearts that we announce that the 2020 Twins Days Festival, scheduled for August 7-9, will not take place as planned. Uncertainty surrounding the current health crisis has increased in recent weeks, and the festival committee has concluded, in coordination with local and state authorities, that the health and safety of our attendees, Twinsburg residents, committee members, and volunteers far outweigh the risks of hosting such a large event as Twins Days.

We understand that this is disappointing news for our twin family who looks forward in anticipation to Twins Days year after year and also to our local booster, school, and church groups that rely on the event for much-needed fundraising. However, the Twins Days committee continues to conduct the planning for next year’s festival, which will be held on August 6-8, 2021! The good news is, the theme “The Roaring Twinties” will be carried over to next year, so don’t pitch those outfits and costumes you’ve been working so hard to create!

For those of you who have already registered for the 2020 festival your registration fees and purchases will be refunded.

The Twins Days Festival Committee thanks all of you for your continued support, and we’ll see you all in 2021!

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

~ The Twins Days Festival Committee

 

August 6-8, 2021

Countdown until 2021 Twins Days!

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The annual Twins Days Festival will be postponed until 2021

After much deliberation over the past several weeks, it is with heavy hearts that we announce that the 2020 Twins Days Festival, scheduled for August 7-9, will not take place as planned. Uncertainty surrounding the current health crisis has increased in recent weeks, and the festival committee has concluded, in coordination with local and state authorities, that the health and safety of our attendees, Twinsburg residents, committee members, and volunteers far outweigh the risks of hosting such a large event as Twins Days.

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Twins Days Festival 2020 will be postponed until 2021

Twinsburg, OH: After monitoring the developments surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Twins Days Festival Committee has announced that the annual Twins Days Festival will be postponed until 2021. Scheduled for August 7-9, 2020, this annual international event is recorded as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records.

“Uncertainty surrounding the current health crisis has increased in recent weeks, and the festival committee has concluded, in coordination with local and state authorities, that the health and safety of our attendees, Twinsburg residents, committee members, and volunteers far outweigh the risks of hosting such a large event as Twins Days” stated Andrew M. Miller, Executive Director of the Twins Days Festival. “We understand that this is disappointing news for our twin family who look forward in anticipation to Twins Days year after year, and also to our local organizations that rely on the event for much needed fundraising.”

In addition to bringing together thousands of sets of twins and multiples each year, the Twins Days Festival provides a centralized location for the multitude of twin related information and research studies.

The Twins Days committee continues to conduct the planning for next year’s festival, which will be held on August 6-8, 2021!

For more information visit our website at twinsdays.org.

Contact:  

                 Twins Days Inc.

                 9825 Ravenna Road

                 Twinsburg, OH 44087

                 media@twinsdays.org

                 330-425-3652

Economic Impact

Annual Twinsburg Twins Days Festival Injects Millions into Local Economy

TWINSBURG, Ohio – In addition to bringing together thousands of sets of twins and multiples each year, the Twinsburg, Ohio Twins Days Festival was responsible for bringing more than $5.4 million to the local economy last year.

According to an economic impact study on the 2018 event conducted by Kent State College of Business Administration Associate Professor of Economics Shawn Rohlin, Ph.D., the annual Twins Days Festival, which has an estimated attendance of between 20,000 and 30,000, provides a substantive positive economic impact to the City of Twinsburg and surrounding areas.

“The economic impact of the Twins Days Festival is quite considerable due to its ability to attract out-of-town visitors,” Rohlin said. “Although the Twins Days Festival is a wonderful event for locals, its appeal to so many non-local visitors help bring new money to the local economy.”

The annual Twins Days, an international event, is recorded as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records. Located 25 miles southeast of Cleveland, Twinsburg plays host to thousands of twins from all over the world. Non-twins are also welcome.

“The goal of the Twins Days Festival is to provide a vehicle for celebrating the uniqueness of twins and others of multiple birth, and to provide a celebration of the heritage of Twinsburg,” said Andrew Miller, Executive Director of Twins Days, Inc. “We provide fundraising opportunities for local community groups and give back to the community by underwriting several scholarships to both twins and residents. The Twins Days Festival provides a centralized location for a multitude of twin-related information, including research studies and photo documentation of twins.”

Through the study, which used data obtained through a survey of attendees, Rohlin estimated that non-local twin attendees spent more than $1.5 million at the 2018 event, and other non-local visitors contributed more than $3.8 million to the local economy. According to Rohlin, 76% of non-local visitors said they spent an average of $150 at restaurants over their visit; an average of $429 at hotels; $106 on entertainment; $135 on other retail and $48 at grocery/drug stores.

“Having organized this event for 43 years, the festival committee always felt strongly that the festival has had an economic impact on the local economy and surrounding areas, but to see actual numbers is very reassuring and gratifying for us”, saidMiller. “We are thrilled that the festival brings a financial benefit to the local community in addition to providing fundraising dollars to local school and non-profit groups.”

Kent State College of Business Administration

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. The College boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 14 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program; master’s degrees in accounting, business administration (MBA and EMBA), business analytics, and economics; as well as a Ph.D. program with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.
 

The Kent State College of Business Administration ranks as a top business college in Ohio and the number one public university in Northeast Ohio by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked as one of the nation’s Best Business Schools by Princeton Review. The College is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory and is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.

Media Contact:

Joni Bowen, Public Relations and Media Specialist, (330) 672-1279, cell: (330) 221-0637, jbowen1@kent.edu