“Once the pastime of loggers and lumberjacks, axe throwing has grown in popularity in more recent years. Across North America and spreading around the world, clubs and organizations provide places for enthusiasts to practice their sport. Designed to be family-friendly, throwers of all ages participate.”


I am stoked because my favorite sport is lumberjack competitions, which includes axe throwing!! As a native Minnesotan with a strong Scandinavian (Go Vikings!) and Native American heritage as well as growing up influenced by the tales of Paul Bunyan and Babe, The Big Blue Ox, how could I not adore axe throwing? Don’t get me wrong – I’m not good at it – but boy, oh boy, do I ever love it!

The World Axe Throwing League (WATL) started this observance in 2017. Free events are held globally on June 13th for anyone interested in learning about the culture, terminology, and skills of axe throwing to celebrate the fun. It is meant to be a family activity, so even kids are included.

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