Battle of Lake Erie axe tournament logoAttention Axe Throwing enthusiasts: the Battle of Lake Erie is almost here! The three-day event hosted by Noble Axes and Pins in the Marketplace Downtown will see amateur and professional axe-throwers from across the country bring their best to the Shores & Islands Ohio region.

The event officially begins for amateurs on Friday, November 18, from noon to midnight and on Saturday, November 19, from 10 am – 12 pm! It is easy to participate with no brackets or tournament format. Walk-ins are welcome with a $20 admission and a chance to throw for a high score to win the prize of your choice including Ohio State vs. Michigan football tickets, tailgate package, and gaming package among others. Got time to spare? Multiple entries are allowed for this event! Redeem a bad score, or just try your hand at multiple prize packages.

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Sunday, November 20 will be the weekend’s title event as amateurs can compete against professionals in a double elimination tournament showdown following the World Axe Throwing League rules for $2,500 in cash prizes. Free admission for spectators to see some of the best axe-throwers in the country coming to Sandusky for this weekend's competition before competing in the 6th Annual World Axe Throwing League Championship in early December. Buckeye Cable Sports Network has partnered with the Battle of Lake Erie to stream the Sunday event LIVE at

Noble Axes founded the Battle of Lake Erie event in 2021 with four age groups for competition. After smashing their expected participation in 2021, focus turned to the expansion of the 2022 event. The organizers added the Throw for a Prize event to include more amateur axe-throwers. “One of our main goals is to continue to grow the sport. Axe throwing can be a little intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. But I promise you it is not as difficult as it looks and people can get pretty good at it pretty fast,” said Noble Axes owner Rick Hogrefe.

Noble Axes celebrationAdd the Battle of Lake Erie Axe Throwing Tournament to your fall bucket list and keep the good times rolling in the Shores & Islands Ohio region. Be sure to also take full advantage of the indoor shopping experience at Marketplace Downtown where you can eat, drink, shop, and play all under one roof. Head to or stop by our Welcome Centers for destination information! Like and follow Shores & Islands Ohio Sports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more upcoming winter sport activities.