Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship

Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship testing skills in accuracy and distance. The sport of using the atlatl to throw darts is based on the ancient hunting technique. Newcomers to experts welcome. Children’s activities. Workshops and demonstrations on flint knapping, Woodland pottery, and other crafts and skills. Call (802) 759-2412 to register. VISITORS: $5 ADULT, FREE UNDER 15

Cost: Competitors: 
Pre-Registered - $7
Same Day Registraion: $8 

VERMONT ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH EVENT

Food on Saturday: Snacks, drinks, & lunch items on museum porch, while they last.

Visit the Bridge Restaurant for meals!

Saturday, September 22

  • 10:00 - Museum Opens --new exhibits & art show
    Atlatl competition registration
  • 10:00-4:00 - Ancient to Historic Skill Demonstrations & hands-on activities 
    to compliment the new exhibits-- museum lawn and porch:                              
    Barry Keegan, flint-knapping (hands-on)
    Bob and Cheryll Berg, hafting points and atlatl-making; 
    Charlie Paquin, Woodland pottery (hands-on)
    Mike Blakeslee, Contact period birchbark canoe & more
    Charlie Paquin, Revolutionary times flint & steel fire-starting
  • 10:30 – 11:00 - ISAC Practice Time  
  • 11:00 on - International Standard Accuracy Competition 
  • 11:00-11:30 - Try the atlatl; spectators encouraged to try
  • 11:00-2:00 - Shake, Rattle, & Roll: Children’s Activities near museum   
  • 11:30 – 12:00 - Moche game toss with atlatls and darts 
  • 11:45 - on - Pulled pork rolls & hot dogs on Museum porch while they last
  • 12:00 - Gathering Circle & Group Flight: Join the mass spear throw 
    Bob Berg, Introduction to the Atlatl at Target Zone
  • 12:10 – 12:40 - Warm up & practice for Open Championship
  • 12:45 - Open Championship events
    Accuracy for Men, Women, Girls, and Boys
  • Followed by: 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 Party - Refreshments on Museum porch, to end the day
  • 5:00 - Museum closes

Sunday, September 23

  • 10:00 - Museum Opens
  • 10:00 - InternationalStandard Accuracy Competition
  • 10:00-4:30 - Splint Basswood Basket Workshop ($60)
Event Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm