Christmas and Holiday Mailing Deadlines

The elves are busy at the Thunderbird Atlatl shop getting all your Christmas gifts out. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-835-4520 or 607-659-3854 if you have any questions. Emailing us is also a great way to contact the shop- email us at contact@thunderbirdatlatl.com

We ship the majority of our orders via the post office using priority mail. It looks like any orders received by December 15 are guaranteed delivery by the post office through priority mail. After the 15th, we can use the post office’s express mail option through December 21 and packages should arrive by Dec. 24. We also have gift certificates which can be emailed.

Paderbow 2016 in Paderborn, Germany

Thunderbird Atlatl will spend Thanksgiving weekend at the Paderbow 2016 in Paderborn, Germany. We look forward to meeting our German and European customers at the show. Please stop by our booth.

Here is the link to the Paderbow show

We have a smaller staff back at the shop preparing for holiday orders. We look forward to a busy few weeks when we return and will make sure everyone gets their Christmas presents in time.

World Atlatl Association Builds Atlatl Community

People who are just discovering the atlatl are often surprised to learn there is a World Atlatl Association.

We highly recommend that anyone interested in the atlatl
join the WAA. With your membership, you receive support and ideas from atlatl enthusiasts throughout the year, a quarterly newsletters and much more. The WAA lists atlatl events happening throughout the year and keeps a current list of high scores in the International Standard Accuracy Competition or ISAC.

World Atlat Association logo

The WAA was formed in 1987 by a dedicated group of enthusiasts. For many years, the WAA was capably served by founding member Leni Clubb who served as the WAA secretary. We still treasure the handwritten notes we received from Leni in the late 80s and through much of the 90s. In 2011 Leni Clubb and Ron Laird were named as the Grandfather and Grandmother of the modern atlatl sport.

Check out this 1981 video by the 6th grade class being taught by Rod Laird in Saratoga, Wyoming. This video and the first atlatl contest for young people inspired the Colorado Archaeological Society to form the World Atlatl Association in 1987.

Think about joining the World Atlatl Association, it is well worth the membership fee.

Join Thunderbird Atlatl at the Candor Fall Festival

It has been a whirlwind weeks of travel for the Thunderbird Atlatl crew since July but this Saturday we end our 2015 travels with the Candor Fall Festival. Thunderbird Atlatl will be at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with atlatl demonstrations and competitions. Please stop by and visit!

There will be lots of events throughout the Candor area including a woodcarvers show, a quilt show, bake sales, book sales, yard and garage sales, dinners, family friendly events and much more. Our location at Side Hill Acres also has a lot of activity including goat farm tours, wine tasting, goat cheese, many other vendors and food. Enjoy!

Doug Bassett, Sue Mercer and Marlin Bassett at a Candor Fall Festival event in 2013.

Doug Bassett, Sue Mercer and Marlin Bassett at a Candor Fall Festival event in 2013.

Join Thunderbird Atlatl at the Falling Leaves Festival

Where is Thunderbird Atlatl this weekend? We are close to home near Corning, NY at the Falling Leaves Festival September 25 and September 26 (Friday and Saturday)- stop by if you are in the area (exit 42 off of I-86/17).

The Falling Leaves Festival, an interactive Pow Wow, is being held at Watson Homestead neat Painted Post, NY, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bill Crouse, Faith Keeper of the Cold Springs Longhouse of the Seneca Nation as MC. Allegheny River Dancers will lead exhibition and intertribal powwow dancing. Old Bridge Singers are the featured drum group. Grand Entry at 11am Friday and noon on Saturday. And, of course, Thunderbird Atlatl will be there! Stop by.