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Thunderbird Atlatl at Hammonasset Festival in Connecticut

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the Hammonasset Festival in Connecticut this weekend on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30.

This year the festival takes places at the Guilford, Ct. Fairgrounds

There will be atlatl contests all day and a lot to see as the Festival features two days of celebration, education and entertainment honoring Native America and nature. This is the 8th Festival.

Atlatl Darts
Atlalists Prepare for Competition at a previous festival contest in Connecticut

Atlatl Workshop, Atlatl Competitions Chimney Point Historic Site in Vermont

Thunderbird Atlatl will be in Vermont this weekend Sept. 21 & 22. We will be offering a workshop, Friday, Sept. 21, at the Chimney Point Historic Site in Addison, Vt.

Saturday, Sept. 22,there will be atlatl competitions all day at the historic site located on the shores of Lake Champlain.This is the 23rd year for the contest. Photos below show competitions from previous years.

Workshop Participants try their newly made atlatls and darts
Long Distance throw at Chimney Point contest

Pennsic War 47- Atlatl Battles, Classes Aug. 3 to 10

Thunderbird atlatl will be at the Pennsic War through August 10. Stop by and visit us if you are attending. Three atlatl battles are planned on Saturday, Monday and Thursday.

There will atlatl making classes and plenty of time to try the atlatl on the range. Stop by our new location Site 101 on the Street of Gold. We have moved across the street and up a little from our old location.

Video: Atlatl Fishing for Sheepshead in Florida

We have just put up a new atlatl fishing video from this year’s trip to Florida. Bob takes his atlatl and harpoon out to the piers near Dunedin Causeway in Tampa Bay to fish for Sheepshead – a type of shellcracker fish that eats the barnacles that grow on the piers. Bob uses his new “Canoe-Maran” boat made with Expand-A-Craft pontoons that we purchased on this trip.

Thanks to our talented son, Peter Berg, for the amazing video work, and friends, James Mead and Charles Bracken, for all their help on the fishing expeditions.

We are looking forward to spring weather. It has been a long winter in New York even with a break for the Florida shows. It is a great time to start planning your atlatl adventures for the next few months. The best way is to check out the atlatl events on the World Atlatl Association page. You and anyone in your household can join the World Atlatl Association for $15 annually. It is easy to join by going to this link. We hope to see you at an atlatl event.

Thunderbird Atlatl in Florida

Thunderbird Atlatl will be escaping the Northeast cold for a couple of weeks and will be attending two knapins in Florida.

We will be at the Silver River Knap-In Saturday, Feb. 17 & Sunday, Feb. 18 at Silver Springs State Park in Silver Springs, Florida. There will be International Standard Accuracy Competitions on Friday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. For further information contact Silver Rivers Museum at Silver Springs State Park at (352) 236-5401. The museum is located at 1445 NE 58th Avenue · Ocala, Florida 34470. It is located within the Silver River State Park. The park is situated off Baseline Road (CR 35) and one mile south of SR 40.
1445 NE 58th Avenue · Ocala, Florida 34470
www.silverrivermuseum.com

The following weekend we will be attending and demonstrating at the 11th Annual Ochlockonee River State Park Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival. The event will be Friday, February, 23rd; Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th. There will be ISACs at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Ochlockonee River State Park is located four miles southwest of Sopchoppy off of US Highway 319, 429 State Park Road, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. For further information contact Kristin Ebersol, park manager, at 850-962-2771 or email: Kristin.Ebersol@dep.state.fl.us