Get your axe-throwing arms ready


Over the last few years, axe throwing as an activity has grown and becoming increasingly popular for those teenaged and up. If you’ve always wanted to try it out, now you have a chance to channel your inner lumberjack for Saturday’s axe throwing event at Cane River Brewing, beginning at 5 p.m.

With authentic axes in hand, participants (or lumberjacks at heart) stand a distance away from a target, aiming for the bulls eye.

Kelly Dunn and her husband Jeremy had the idea of bringing the axe-throwing activity to Natchitoches last fall after they visited another axe-throwing business in Shreveport for Jeremy’s birthday. Kelly said they had so much fun and realized that Natchitoches doesn’t offer such activities for teens and young adults.

With another couple, Jeff and Christina Cole, the Dunns opened Riverside Axe, Natchitoches’ first mobile axe-throwing trailer last December. Their first event was at Natchitoches’ Christmas in the Park that month, but they’ve also appeared at private events and parties.

The Riverside Axe trailer has two lanes for axe throwing. At the brewery Saturday, Jan. 25, it will be $5 for 10 axe throws.