Atlatl Days and Knap-In at the Hammonasset Festival
Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine
Hammonasset State Park, Madison
No Registration Needed – Free!
Atlatl activity is limited to adults and children ages 8 and over, however, the festival is open to all ages.
Experience the power of the atlatl at the 2009 Hammonasset Festival! The festival is a celebration of nature and Native American culture as experienced through music, presentations, dancing, food, and other activities. During this unique event, there will be sanctioned ISAC (International Standard Accuracy Contest) and local competitions as well as amateur matches where you can experience firsthand the thrill of using the atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing tool that predates the bow and arrow. Master craftspeople will demonstrate the art of flint-knapping and other ancient technologies throughout the day. Visit www.hammonassettfestival.com for more information about the festival; contact the Museum for more information about Atlatl Days and Knap-In.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, Friends of Hammonasset, World Atlatl Association, and Friends of the Office of State Archaeology.
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