When it comes to local history, Wadsworth has everything the buff could need. Located just outside of Akron and relative to Cleveland, Wadsworth is home to the famous manufacturer known as Blue Tip Matches. Stogie enthusiasts can appreciate the citywide love for the iconic matchstick which now has an entire annual festival dedicated to its legacy. The Blue Tip Festival spans five days and includes a parade, a town lighting ceremony, races, singing competitions, carnival rides, vendors, and tons of entertainment. Revenue generated from the festival is donated annually to local non-profit organizations. Along with the Blue Tip Matches brand, Wadsworth is recognized for being named after the Revolutionary War hero known as General Elijah Wadsworth. Other notable Wadsworth natives include American astronaut, Michael Foreman, and MLB star infielder, Scott Fletcher.