$25 per hour per thrower. (Can have other throwers on lane)
$150 RESERVED lane rental up to 6 throwers. $25 each additional thrower. Maximum 8 throwers per lane.
$20/hour per thrower. (Can have other throwers on lane)
$120 RESERVED lane rental up to 6 throwers. $20 each additional thrower. Maximum 8 throwers per lane.
Private luncheons and parties available. Please call or email for information special pricing.
You may be asking, how it came about these two women, Reni Hilovsky and AmySue Miller, decided to open an axe throwing business? Our story is pretty crazy, so brace yourselves because here goes nothing.
Reni grew up in East Germany and came to America in 1997 as an AuPair. She fell in love with a Butler boy and married him not long after. She earned a dual-degree in German and History Education at Slippery Rock University. Reni and her husband are the proud parents of two girls and reside in Butler.
AmySue is from Butler and she grew up serving the community by working for her family's business, Rapp’s Bicycle Center. She is currently an Early Intervention special instructor and a realtor. She married her childhood sweetheart, TJ Miller. They are parents to two amazing daughters, and live in Butler.
One night they decided to go out together and try something new. Typically, they'd just go to dinner and talk about their amazing kids. They decided to take a drive to Pittsburgh to give axe throwing a try. It seemed a little crazy but they immediately fell in love with the sport. Axe throwing can be intimidating at first but it was much easier than they expected! There were countless laughs, stress faded away, and the competitive spirit shined bright.
With no axe throwing facility closer to Butler, Reni and AmySue decided to take a leap of faith and open their own facility closer to home. They found the perfect space right off RT 68 in the Hindman complex next to the Butler Farm Show airport. With hard work and support from their friends and family, they created a relaxed, casual space meant to feel like the "good old days" of hanging out at home or in your best friend's garage.
And just like that, Holzfaeller Axe Throwing was born. The name ‘Holzfaeller’ means “Lumberjack” in German, and was their way of incorporating the different nationalities into the business.
Anyone can be a lumberjack,
but only a few can be called a Holzfaeller.
How long is a session?
Sessions run in one hour increments.
When should I arrive for my session?
We want you to enjoy your reserved time. Therefore, please arrive 15 minutes before your session for instructions from one of our team members
What if I show up late?
We suggest you take advantage of instruction 15 minutes before. We have allotted time for yourself, or your group. If you show up late it could be cutting into your time.
Do I need previous experience in throwing axes?
Heck no! Your axe expert will show you everything you need to know.
Is there a minimum age for participants?
While we certainly encourage athletes of all ages to try axe throwing, we do have minimum age requirements on certain days for safety reasons. On Friday's we welcome throwers 13 years of age and older. On Saturdays, 8 and older.
Am I allowed to bring alcohol?
Yes, Holzfaeller is BYOB. We want everyone to have fun and be safe. If someone appears to be intoxicated they will not be allowed throw axes, or enter the throwing area.
Am I allowed to bring food?
Yep! You may bring your own food. We do not cater, but there are many restaurants in the area. We have a wet bar and ample table space. Please bring your own plates, utensils, and napkins.
Is there a minimum number of participants required?
There is not a minimum number of participants. With that said, there are nights where we are extremely busy. If you have under 6 throwers you may get paired up with another group unless you rent the lane. * See pricing
Is this dangerous?
Nope! You have to be mindful of your surroundings, and what you are doing. There have not been any major injuries reported in the United States.
Is there an age requirement?
18 years old. This is a BYOB facility. ID’s will be checked and anybody trying to break the law will be reported to proper authorities. Sorry!
What do I wear?
The only requirement is, you must wear closed-toe shoes. No exceptions. Other than that, whatever you are comfy in to throw axes.
Can I just come and watch?
There is a viewing window from the lobby. Only paid axe throwers are permitted to enter the throwing area.
Can I host a corporate event or private party?
Without a doubt! What a better way to thank your employees and/or clients, entertain friends, celebrate a special occasion than having a lunch, happy hour, or evening throwing axes. Call or email for information and pricing.
Can I just throw or will I have to be part of a tournament?
Whatever you feel like doing during your session. We do not force tournaments on throwers where throwers may be sitting for a long time. You want to let out some stress and just throw axes at your leisure, you got it! You want to play games or have us set up a tournament for your group, you got it! We are here to make your axe experience as enjoyable as possible.
Do I need to know rules and scoring?
We will review rules during your throwing intro from one of our axe experts, and we will provide scoring sheets.
What if I cancel a private event?
If called within one week of event date you will receive your deposit back or can be credited towards new event date.
If event is cancelled/ rescheduled less than one week then your deposit is non-refundable.
What if I cancel a reservation?(same applies for no shows)
For regular paid reservations, we require a 48-hour cancellation notice. Anything under 48 hours will receive a gift certificate for the pre-paid amount. No shows will be charged the full amount of a full lane rental.