Our schedule is changing a little for the Labor Day Weekend. We will be demonstrating the atlatl and presenting programs on flax and flax processing at Rudin’s Old Time Farm Days in Owego, NY over the Labor Day Weekend. This year, we planted slightly less than an acre of flax in Tioga County, NY. Despite near drought conditions, the crop has done well and we are selling flax for projects from cordage making to spinning. We also offer a flax processing kit for beginners, teachers and demonstrators.
Don’t forget the annual knap-in/atlatl contests in Flint Ridge, Ohio this Labor Day Weekend. Flint Ridge is one of our favorite places to be and it’s one of the places where we first started experimenting with the atlatl nearly 14 years ago at Mason’s Campground. Flint Ridge is located between Zanesville and Columbus – Brownsville. There will be lots of Flintknappers and atlatlists at this event.
In September, watch for more information on the annual Northeaster Open Atlatl Championship & ISAC at the Chimney Point Historic Site in Vergennes, Vt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of University of Vermont Professor James Petersen who was killed while in Brazil in August. Professor Petersen was an avid supporter of the Chimney Point contest and was there every year helping to judge the contests. The contest takes place Sept. 17 with ISACs held both Sept. 17 & 18. On Sept. 16, Bob Berg will offer a workshop from noon to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For further information contact: 602-759-2412.
September will conclude with the third annual Atlatl Field Da and ISAC at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine Street, Danvers, Mass. Septe. 24 & 25.
Coordinator Glenn Mairo is planning a variety of activities including an Aztec Atlatl Battle! More details will follow. There will also be demonstrations of other primitive skills at this event. For further information call: 978-580-9437.