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WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR HATCHET THROWING?

The minimum age requirement for hatchet and axe throwing at Stumpy’s Hatchet House Fall River is 18 while we are running under reduced capacity.  Once we return to full capacity we will return to being 21+ except for on Thursdays for our special College Nite & for the special Family Days (see below).

We do host Junior LumberJack & Jill Family Days for ages 13 thru 17 and their parents/guardians every 2nd & 4th Sunday. These events are alcohol free so parents please leave your beers at home!

 

PLEASE NOTE: We have a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking!

HOW DOES PLAYING START?

After about 15-20 minutes of training, most guests are hitting the target and honing in on the bullseye. When the group feels ready, it is encouraged to try a variety of hatchet and axe throwing target games. Game instructions are in the pit, or you can ask a throwing coach. Want a head start on things? Check out the games here!

DO YOU SELL FOOD OR DRINKS AT STUMPY’S?

Yes! We sell light snacks such as chips, candy, etc. We also have soft drinks, water, iced tea, and Red Bull available for sale. Stumpy’s Hatchet House Fall River is BYOB – beer, wine, hard seltzers & ciders only – and we have buckets of ice to keep ’em cold for you.  For your safety please DO NOT bring in any hard liquor (ya’ all can live an hour or 2 without it).

IS THERE A SPECIAL PRICE FOR LARGE GROUPS?

During these COVID restrictions, we are limiting groups to 7 per throwing pit & 14 maximum (with 2 pits).   We can accommodate larger groups with planning so please contact us if you are wanting an event for a group of 7 or more, and we will discuss all your options.

DO YOU TAKE WALK-INS?

Though we will try to accommodate walk-ins whenever possible, it is not something we recommend. We’d hate for you to drive here just to be turned away!

Due to the popularity of Stumpy’s, we are normally pretty booked with reservations, especially on the weekends! Our reservation system lists all available times for each day. If no times are listed, give us a call and we take a peak and see if something can be arranged (sometimes it just means we need to break up a 2-hour session or merge 2 one hours). Or, take your chances and drop by!  If we do have slots available, we’d be happy to bring you in!

CAN PEOPLE COME WATCH?

Of course! Non-throwers are allowed to come join the social throwdown, though we will ask them to pay $15 plus tax. With that being said, the rule still applies that all Stumpy’s guests must still meet the minimum age requirements of 18 & must sign our waiver, whether they are throwing or not

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DO YOU SELL FOOD & DRINK?

We sell light snacks like chips, candy, etc as well as soft drinks, water, and iced tea. Should you bring your own beverages, 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.

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?

Current Hours under MA COVID Business Curfew:

  • MONDAY-TUESDAY:  Call for a Private AXEperience
  • WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY:  5PM-9:30PM
  • FRIDAY:  5PM-9:30PM
  • SATURDAY:  12PM-9:30PM
  • SUNDAY:  same as below

REGULAR FALL/WINTER/SPRING HOURS 

  • MONDAY- TUESDAY: Call to reserve
  • WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY: 5PM-10PM
  • FRIDAY: 5PM-12AM
  • SATURDAY: 12PM-12AM
  • SUNDAY: 1PM-9pM (we open at 11AM every 2nd & 4th Sunday on our Junior Lumberjack & Jill Family Days)

**We will open for Private Parties any day of the week by request. Give us a call to schedule.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

If you are part of a group of 1-4 people, you will need to reserve 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.

For those who want to be part of the party, but are unable to throw hatchets, the non-thrower fee is $15.

 

WHERE DO I PARK?

Stumpy’s Hatchet House Fall River has a lot in the non-street side of the building next to the Tipsy Tobaggan.

CAN PEOPLE COME WATCH?

Non-throwers (Debbie Downers) are allowed to come join the social throwdown. The cost is $15 plus tax. All Stumpy’s guests must be 18 or over (once we are back to full capacity after COVID goes away- we are all crossing our fingers and toes- we will return to 21+ except for on Thursdays for our 18+ College Nite), whether they are throwing or not.

IS THERE A LEAGUE?

If you are interested, get on the list here

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

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

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Be comfortable — it’s a sporting event!  We recommend you dress in comfortable clothing and sensible shoes.  And of course flannel is always a good option!  

For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals. SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

HOW LONG DOES TRAINING TAKE?

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? Sign the waiver HERE before you come!

HOW DOES PLAYING START?

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!

IS IT SAFE?

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.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Just yourself, some fun friends, closed toed footwear, and an AXEcellent attitude! We have everything you need here for your hatchet-throwing experience! We have some beverages and light snacks for purchase but if you prefer to bring your own beverages (beer, wine, hard seltzers & ciders only, NO HARD LIQUOR- be safe & be cool), we’d be happy to ice them up for you.

Guests are also welcome to bring in their own snacks and/or order food from home, take out or delivery. Heck, you can even bring a birthday cake!  FYI- We have menus from all the local spots that do take out & delivery if you need to grab some grub.

CAN I RENT THE ENTIRE VENUE?

Stumpy’s is the perfect place for a private party. We have hosted many fundraisers, team building events, and other corporate events in the past. If you would like to have an event with 20 people or more at Stumpy’s Hatchet House Fall River, please give us a call at (508) 768-0119 or send us an email at: info@stumpysfallriver.com with the type of event you wish to host in the subject of the email.

We also host events during any day of the week per request.

CAN KIDS COME TO THE PARTY?

Sorry, Stumpy’s is for big kids only – 18 and over!

We do offer twice monthly Junior LumberJack & Jill Family Events where children 13 to 17 can come hurl hatchets with a parent or guardian.

 

DO YOU SUPPLY FORKS, PLATES, NAPKINS, IF WE BRING FOOD?

We wanna make things as easy as pie for you so just bring yourselves, your food & your drinks and we will take care of the rest.  We keep paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils & cups at the ready for your partying needs.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?

We recommend booking as far in advance as possible. Fridays and Saturdays typically fill up first, so be prepared to wait a few weeks if you want to come on a weekend night.

DO YOU TAKE WALK-INS?

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, give us a call & we will take a peak to see if we can accommodate you (it might just mean there are only 2-hour sessions or 1-hour sessions available and we can break them up or merge them together to get you in).

 

WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?

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.

WHAT IF I’M (MY GROUP) IS LATE FOR THE RESERVATION?

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.

DO I HAVE TO COME IN A GROUP OF 10?

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

ALL GUESTS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ENTER AT STUMPY’S!

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 AXErcising common sense, you will enjoy a safe and fun activity at Stumpy’s!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Be comfortable — it’s a sporting event!  We recommend you dress in comfortable clothing and sensible shoes.  And of course, flannel is ALWAYS in season at Stumpy’s!

For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals. SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN HATCHET?

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

If you are not following the rules it presents a hazard to everyone, and we reserve the right to TERMINATE YOUR EXPERIENCE for any reason, at any time, without reimbursement!

Each Stumpy’s Location has different regulations and information, please be sure to check each location page before visiting.

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