This is it, folks! We have less than a month until the Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest! Get a discounted ticket (early bird) if you register before July 25. How can we convey our enthusiasm in a short posting like this? Impossible, but let’s try…
This is the Fourth Annual Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest!
Registered contestants will put their skills to the test by throwing three tomahawk-sized axes at woodblock targets for several rounds. Contestants accumulate points for each axe that lodges into the target. At the conclusion of several rounds, the top contestants will compete for first, second, and third places. The top three throwers will receive medals and the first place winner will also be awarded a tactical tomahawk made by SOG Knives.
This event is also important because it will mark the first time Post 130 will award axe-throwing rankings for contestants. This is the marquee event for axe-throwing and will give contestants a leg up on future axe-throwing competitions where individual ranking will allow a person to challenge others with higher rankings. The winner of the 2014 Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest will be declared MASTER OF THE AXE. All contestants will receive a 16 oz pint glass with the Lizzie Borden logo.
If you have never thrown an axe before, that’s fine; we will provide throwing and safety instruction before the competition begins so you can feel confident even as a new axe-thrower.
Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.
Most importantly, join us after the competition for socializing until late in the evening. We will have craft beer on tap and we promise that it will be affordably priced (think rural Virginia prices, not DC prices). A food truck will be on site to take care of your hunger.
We will also have other activities such as a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for SOG Tactical Tomahawk. If it’s too hot outside, you can go inside and play a game of pool for 50 cents. Yes, 50 cents. The horseshoe pit will be open after the competition as well.
To commemorate the event, we will be selling pint glasses with the Lizzie Borden logo.
10 a.m.: Registration opens. Axe-throwing and safety instruction provided.
11 a.m.: Contest begins.
3 to 4 p.m.: Estimated time the contest will end. Points will be tallied and awards will be given to the top three contestants.
4 p.m.: Post-contest festivities begin. Horseshoe pit will open for a horseshoe throwing tournament; no cost to participate. The hall and club bar will be open and selling craft beer for quenching your thirst. We will have the raffle drawing for the 50/50 and the SOG Tactical Tomahawk.
9 p.m.: The event is officially over. Post 130′s club and bar area may remain open, subject to the manager’s discretion.
We are also in the planning stages of hosting an Oktoberfest in early October. Let us know if you’re interested.
Here are some photos from last year:
If you are interested in learning more about this fascinating historical event, please visit the Lizzie Borden Virtual Museum at LizzieAndrewBorden.com. They also have a blog called Mondo Lizzie Borden.