Axe-throwing events have historically been part of lumberjack competitions. However, in the last several years, the sport has gained popularity with the opening of commercial locations throughout the U.S. This simple activity is ideal for relieving stress, celebrating birthdays, having family fun, a date night, team building, and more. And, even if you’re a novice, axe-throwing is relatively easy to master. With the help of trained professionals on-site, you’ll quickly perfect your aim and technique as you compete with friends and family members to see who can hit the bullseye.

Today, visitors to Cumberland Valley can participate in this relatively new and unique activity at several axe-throwing venues, where they’ll find year-round fun and a place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Axe-throwing is also a great team-building event, and many locations offer private group experiences.

The Fraxture Factory, Carlisle

Fracture FactoryChoose from basic axe-throwing (indoor or outdoor) or combine it with a basic rage room package, where you can smash small breakables such as ceramics, dishes, glasses, and electronics. This venue is BYOB.

Autobahn Indoor Speedway, Lemoyne

Axe Throwing GenericAutobahn Indoor Speedway has added axe-throwing to their 40,000-square-foot indoor go-karting facility. A friendly Axe Coach is on hand to teach you how to throw. You might even learn a trick shot or two. If you want to explore the sport further, sign-up for an axe-throwing league.

Midway Bowling, Carlisle

Midway BowlingMidway Bowling has provided great family entertainment for years. In addition to bowling, duck pin bowling, and a sports simulator, guests can enjoy indoor axe-throwing lanes. After your indoor fun is done, the outdoor patio is the ideal location to relax and enjoy corn hole, bocce ball, and other fun lawn games.

Hops & Hatchets, Mechanicsburg

Hops & HatchetsHops & Hatchets is Mechanicsburg’s first axe-throwing venue. With 9 lanes available, this location is perfect for larger groups. Guests are welcome to bring food, and the venue is BYOB. They plan to relocate to 21 N. Hanover Street in Carlisle sometime in the summer of 2023.

Hat Creek Farms, Carlisle

Axe ThrowingHat Creek Farms, on the outskirts of Carlisle, offers axe-throwing by appointment only for groups of 8 or more. This wine shop and tasting room features wine from Juniata Valley Winery and live music on most weekend nights.