HUFFINGTON POST
08/11/2015 11:12 am ET Updated Aug 11, 2015

Welcome To The Twins Festival

No, you're not seeing double.

The Twins Days Festival looks like double the fun of your ordinary festival. 

About 2,000 sets of twins, triplets and quadruplets headed to Twinsburg, Ohio, this past weekend for the annual festival, now in its 40th year. The festivities include a talent contest, competitions for the most and least alike, and the "Double Take" parade. 

Carolyn and Katherine Fertig, 28, of Solon, Ohio, have attended each year since they were 15-week-old babies, according to Ohio newspaper the Akron Beacon Journal. "It’s like coming home every year," Katherine told the newspaper.

Cleveland-based photographer Dustin Franz was at this year's Twins Days Festival and captured the celebratory atmosphere and wacky costumes on display. 

  • Nathan and Scott Hasbrook, 24, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, on Aug. 8.
    Dustin Franz
    Nathan and Scott Hasbrook, 24, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, on Aug. 8.
  • Mandy Vazquez, left, and Liz Blower came all the way from London to make the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. The last
    Dustin Franz
    Mandy Vazquez, left, and Liz Blower came all the way from London to make the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. The last time the pair attended the festival they won the "Most Alike" competition. 
  • Julie, left, and Lisa York, 31, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival. Both are language arts teachers a
    Dustin Franz
    Julie, left, and Lisa York, 31, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival. Both are language arts teachers although they live in different states. Julie is pregnant with a due date of Aug. 12. 
  • Heather and Tara Kelly, 42, pose dressed as robots during the Twins Days Festival. Heather is from Berkeley, California, whil
    Dustin Franz
    Heather and Tara Kelly, 42, pose dressed as robots during the Twins Days Festival. Heather is from Berkeley, California, while her sister lives in Washington, D.C. It is their first time at the festival. 
  • Perrena and Geneva Bernoudy, 36-year-old identical twins from Atlanta, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Fest
    Dustin Franz
    Perrena and Geneva Bernoudy, 36-year-old identical twins from Atlanta, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
  • Identical triplets Latrina, Latasha and Latoya Thompson, 25, from Detroit, attend the Twins Days Festival for the first time.
    Dustin Franz
    Identical triplets Latrina, Latasha and Latoya Thompson, 25, from Detroit, attend the Twins Days Festival for the first time. 
  • James and Charles Johnson, 33, are triplets but their sister, Denise, could not make it to the Twins Days Festival this year.
    Dustin Franz
    James and Charles Johnson, 33, are triplets but their sister, Denise, could not make it to the Twins Days Festival this year. 
  • Mimina and Marita Meza Vergara, 35, from Venezuela, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival. Twins seem to
    Dustin Franz
    Mimina and Marita Meza Vergara, 35, from Venezuela, pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival. Twins seem to run in their family with sets of twins on each side of the family. 
  • From left, Skyler Nick, Hallie (last name withheld), Katie (last name withheld) and Spencer Nick pose for a portrait at the 4
    Dustin Franz
    From left, Skyler Nick, Hallie (last name withheld), Katie (last name withheld) and Spencer Nick pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
  • A group of identical twins pose for a portrait with identical triplets at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, O
    Dustin Franz
    A group of identical twins pose for a portrait with identical triplets at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, on Aug. 8. 
  • From left, Dorris Fejka, Charlotte and Rose Italiano and Donna Saxman pose for a portrait at the Twins Days Festival.
    Dustin Franz
    From left, Dorris Fejka, Charlotte and Rose Italiano and Donna Saxman pose for a portrait at the Twins Days Festival.
  • Sets of identical twins and multiples smile for an overhead camera taking a group photo at the festival. 
    Dustin Franz
    Sets of identical twins and multiples smile for an overhead camera taking a group photo at the festival. 
  • Groups of identical twins pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
    Dustin Franz
    Groups of identical twins pose for a portrait at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
  • Allison, left, and Lauren Knight, 32 of Windsor, Ontario, share crackers at the Twins Days Festival. 
    Dustin Franz
    Allison, left, and Lauren Knight, 32 of Windsor, Ontario, share crackers at the Twins Days Festival. 
  • Sets of twins wait to take the stage before a contest at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
    Dustin Franz
    Sets of twins wait to take the stage before a contest at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
  • Gabriella and Romola Hicks, 2 of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, watch as the Double Take Parade passes by during the Twins Days Festiva
    Dustin Franz
    Gabriella and Romola Hicks, 2 of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, watch as the Double Take Parade passes by during the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. 
  • Twins wait for food at a concession stand at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
    Dustin Franz
    Twins wait for food at a concession stand at the 40th annual Twins Days Festival.
  • Festival Kings Richard and Robert Murphy ride the parade route during the festival.
    Dustin Franz
    Festival Kings Richard and Robert Murphy ride the parade route during the festival.
  • Former Festival Queens Janet and Janice Marshall make their way down the parade route during the Twins Days Festival.
    Dustin Franz
    Former Festival Queens Janet and Janice Marshall make their way down the parade route during the Twins Days Festival.
  • Identical twin brothers make their way to a group portrait session at the Twins Days Festival.
    Dustin Franz
    Identical twin brothers make their way to a group portrait session at the Twins Days Festival.
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