20th Annual Northeast Open Atlatl Championship

Participate in or watch this annual championship.  The sport of atlatl throwing is based on the ancient hunting technique of using the atlatl or spear thrower.  Demonstrations and workshops on flint knapping, Woodland pottery, and other crafts and skills.  Vermont Archaeology Month program.  Saturday, September 19

9:30 Museum Opens
All Day Showing of Lake Champlain: The Lake Between, in Museum
History Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Find all the answers & win a Prize! Prizes awarded at 20th anniversary celebration.
10:00-4:00 Ancient Craft Demonstrations on Museum lawn and porch:  Bob and Cheryll Berg, hafting points and atlatl-making; Charlie Paquin, Woodland pottery (hands-on!), and Barry Keegan, flint-knapping
10:30 – 12:30 Atlatl Championship registration
10:30 – 11:00     ISAC Practice Time       
11:00 International Standard Accuracy Competition
11:00-12:00 Master coaching: Try the atlatl with expert guidance.
Look for signs in competition area.
11:30 – 12:30     Warm-up and Practice for Open Championship
11:30 Food and snacks on & near Museum porch while it lasts.
12:30 Celebratory Flight: Join the mass spear throw to  commemorate our 2Oth year!
Bob Berg, Introduction to the Atlatl at Target Zone
Open Championship events begin. Accuracy & Distance for Men, Women, Girls, and Boys
Approx. 3:00 Award ceremony on Museum front lawn
Grand Champion Shoot-Out between top finishers & Grand Championship Award ceremony
After awards 20th Anniversary Celebration: Enjoy cake & ice cream!
History Mystery Scavenger Hunt prizes awarded
5:30 Museum closes

Sunday, September 20

9:30 Museum Opens
10:00 International Standard Accuracy Competition

 

atlatl competitors lined up

Event Location:  Chimney Point, Addison

Fees and registration will be posted later in the summer.  

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015:
10:30 am to 4:30 pm