Tickets are $50 per team of five. Purchase them here. All teams must have five players! No more, no less. (Preferably dressed in outrageous costumes.)
The Buxtahooda is a team lawn games tournament at Lyn-Lake in Minneapolis that goes from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday, August 12. Teams of five compete in games of skill throughout the day, with prizes for the top teams in each event, the overall top-scoring team, and the best-dressed team. And trophies! Who doesn’t love trophies.
The events: Flip Cup, Skee-Ball, Bowling, Bags, Golf Putt, Darts, and Ladder Golf.
All members of all teams must compete in all events. Scores will be tallied by official Buxtahooda referees.
Each team member rolls one ball. The total of all five balls is your team’s score.
Each team member bowls 1 frame. Your score is the total pins you knock down. If you get a strike with your first ball, you have a chance to get 20 points total. If not, you can’t get more than 10. Your team’s score is all five individual scores added together (i.e. strikes and spares to not carry over between players).
Each player throws three bags at one of two boards. Get it on either board for 1 point. Get it in the near hole for 3. Get it in the far hole for 5.
Each player putts three balls. Each hole = 5 points.
Each player throws three darts. Choose the best dart: That’s how many points they get. No doubles or triples. Bullseyes are 25.
Each player throws three bolas. 1 point for the TOP rung, 3 points for the MIDDLE rung, and 5 points for the BOTTOM rung.
Have a question? Here are some FAQs relating to the event.
It’s a made-up word that doesn’t mean anything, until now. Now it means a big party where people dress up in goofy costumes and compete in bar games all throughout Uptown.
Teams of five register at the VFW (????) starting at noon on Saturday, August 12. From there Buxtahooda staff give you a passport, which will direct you to your games. Please complete the games in the order specified in your passport.
The Buxtahooda ends with a medal ceremony and dance party at the VFW at 5 PM.
There is no dress code, but there is a prize for "Best Costume." So be creative.
Of course! They vary by bar, but each bar will have drink specials for Buxtahooda teams.
The team with the highest score at the end of the Buxtahooda gets TKTKTK. Silver and bronze teams get further consolation prizes, which will be stunning, believe me. Other prizes will be awarded for the highest-scoring team in each event as well as the best-dressed teams.
Using the Buxtahooda mobile app. All teams scores will be updated in real time throughout the tournament, so you’ll always be able to see where you rank (and which teams to root against).
Ties will be broken at the VFW in a manner our esteemed panel of judges finds appropriate. Probably rock-paper-scissors or robot dance-off.
Just crazy amounts of fun.
Yes! Bring your friends and tell them to cheer you on. They get the drink specials too, but they’ll need a ticket/wristband if they want to compete.
No. Drinking is always optional. We think it makes us better at the games, but we’re probably wrong about that.