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Know Before You Throw

Safety & FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions


All guests, whether they are throwing or watching, must be 21 or over. Sorry, no exceptions.

After about 15-30 minutes, most guests are hitting the target and honing in on the bullseye. When the group feels ready, they can try a variety of hatchet throwing games. Instructions are in the pit or you can axe a throwing coach. Want a head start on things? Check out the games here!

Yes! We sell light snacks such as chips, pretzels, etc. We also have soft drinks, water, iced tea, and Red Bull available for sale. Most locations are BYOB – beer or wine only – and we have buckets of ice to keep ’em cold. Stumpy’s Middletown and Stumpy’s Orlando have beer and wine for sale (No BYOB).

Please contact us if you are planning an event for a group of 30 or more.

Walk ins are not recommended on the weekend. We’d hate for you to drive far and be turned away. If we have availability, we’d be happy to bring you in. Our reservation system lists all available times for the date. If no times are listed, we don’t have any space. (Sorry!)

Non-throwers are allowed to come join the social throwdown. The cost is $15 plus tax. All Stumpy’s guests must be 21 or over, whether they are throwing or not.

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General Common Questions


All guests, whether they are throwing or watching, must be 21 or over. Sorry, no exceptions. Some locations will be holding periodic Family Days for families with children 13 or over. Check with the location near you!

We sell light snacks like chips, pretzels, etc as well as soft drinks, water, and iced tea. Most locations are BYOB, however some have a beer and wine bar (Middletown, DE and Orlando, FL).  Should you bring your own beverages at the locations that allow it, we have complimentary ice buckets available to keep your beverages chilled.

Hosting a private party with us? We also have local caterers we often work with and can set your group up with them as well.

Pricing is $40 per person for two hours of hatchet throwing. (Towson location $45 per person) If you are part of a group and not throwing, the cost is $15 per person plus tax.

If you are part of a group of 1-4 people, you will need a one hour time slot. The cost per person is $25 for the hour.

Groups of 5 or more will require 2 hours. The cost per person is $40 for the two hour time slot.

You are more than welcome to bring in your own snacks. Didn’t bring anything, but you’re starving? Guests are welcome to order a pizza to be delivered. We have the menus from all the local spots that deliver.

Non-throwers are allowed to come join the social throwdown. The cost is $15 plus tax. All Stumpy’s guests must be 21 or over, whether they are throwing or not.

Each location is planning on running seasonal leagues. Check with the location nearest to you for details.

Throwing sessions for groups of 5 or more take just about two hours. However, we recommend arriving about 10 minutes early, as your session begins promptly at the time you booked with a brief training session. If you are in a group of 4 or less, you may reserve a throwing pit for 1 hour.

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Questions for First Timers @ Stumpy’s


Be comfortable — it’s a sporting event! The throwing pit area is not air-conditioned so please dress in loose, cool clothing when the weather is warm. During the fall and winter, we do keep it cool, so a flannel, sweater, or sweatshirt is a good idea. For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals. SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

Training takes about  15 minutes. This includes completing the waiver (if you haven’t done so prior to arriving), reviewing safety rules and procedures, and instruction on how to throw a hatchet.

Wanna get ahead of the game?

After about 15-30 minutes, most guests are hitting the target and honing in on the bullseye. When the group feels ready, they can try a variety of hatchet throwing games. Instructions are in the pit or you can axe a throwing coach. Want a head start on things? Check out the games here!

Safety is our highest priority at Stumpy’s. This is a very controlled environment and each person who enters must go through a brief training session before they are allowed to begin their time in the throwing pits.

If any participants in the throwing pit area are not following the rules, we reserve the right to terminate that participant from the area with no refund.

Just yourself, closed toe footwear, and and AXEcellent attitude! We have everything you need here for your hatchet-throwing experience!  We have some beverages and light snacks for purchase. At some locations (Middletown & Orlando), beer and wine is for sale. Otherwise, you are welcome to BYOB (beer/wine only- no hard alcohol). We will be happy to ice the beverages up!  Guests are also welcome to bring in their own snacks and/or order food delivery. We have menus from all the local spots that deliver.

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Common Questions About Parties & Events


Stumpy’s is the perfect place for a private party. We have hosted a many fundraisers, team building events, and other corporate events in the past. If you have a large group and are interested in renting the entire venue, please call the Stumpy’s location nearest you and check for availability.

Cost for the entire venue varies, as all of our locations vary in size and number of pits.  We also host events during any day of the week per request.

Sorry, Stumpy’s is for big kids only – 21 and over!

We ask that you bring your own plates and utensils, but if you run short or forget something, just axe!

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Common Questions About Reservations


Once you have a date and time in mind, simply go to the Stumpy’s of your choice and click “Reserve Now”. This takes you to our reservation calendar. The times listed are for today’s date, so you if you are looking to book a date other than today, you will need to select the desired date to see what times are available.

For groups of 1-4 people, we recommend a one hour time slot. You will be required to put a $25 deposit down, which covers the cost of one person.

For groups of 5-10 people, a two hour time slot is necessary. You will be required to put an $80 deposit down, which covers the cost of two people.

Groups of 11-20 people will require two pits, so look for two pits that have the same times. After booking your first pit, click “add additional services” and proceed to booking your second pit.

Large groups (over 20) will require assistance from us, so please contact Stumpy’s location where you are planning your party and we will be happy to set you up.

Walk ins are not recommended on the weekend. We’d hate for you to drive far and be turned away. If we have availability, we’d be happy to bring you in. Our reservation system lists all available times for the date. If no times are listed, we don’t have any space. (Sorry!)

We understand things come up and you may have to change your reservation. We just ask for you to notify us as soon as possible when you know you have to cancel or reschedule. If you give us at least 24 hours, we can reschedule you and transfer your deposit. We can refund or transfer your deposit if you cancel 48 hours or more in advance.

Please call us if you are running late. We run a tight schedule that usually doesn’t give us much flexibility. Typically we are unable to make up the time you lost, but if we can, we will. Keep in mind that there will be no price adjustments if you lose time from your reservation due to being late.

The perfect size for a social throwdown is 8-10 people, however we accommodate smaller and larger groups based on availability.

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Common Questions & Information About Rules & Safety


ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 OR OLDER DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. OCCASIONALLY WE HOLD FAMILY OR COLLEGE EVENTS
(NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED.)

Safety at Stumpy’s is our highest priority. This is a very controlled environment and each person entering must go through a brief training session. Throwing coaches will instruct you on how to throw safely and will monitor the game. By following our rules and procedures and exercising common sense, you will enjoy a safe and fun activity at Stumpy’s!

For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals are permitted in the throwing pit area at Stumpy’s.  Again– NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE PERMITTED. Otherwise, Be comfortable– it’s a sporting event!

Sorry, you cannot bring your own hatchet. Our insurance policy requires all of the hatchets to be supplied by us.

We reserve the right to terminate a guest’s experience if the rules aren’t being followed.

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