Tickets are $75 per team of five. Purchase them here. All teams must have five players! No more, no less. (Preferably dressed in outrageous costumes.)
Proceeds are donated to the Vikings Children's Fund.
All members of all teams must compete in all events. Scores will be tallied by official Buxtahooda referees.
No bar game contest is complete without ping-pong balls bouncing all over the place. Each player tosses two balls. Get it in the near cup for 1 point, the middle cup for 3, or the Miller Lite cup for 5. No bounces, no warmups.
Each team member gets four bean bags to toss underhand. Get it on the board for 1 point. Put it in the hole for 3.
Each player takes 5 shots. Each basket is worth 2 points.
Each player putts 5 balls. Get in the hole for 2 points.
Players toss two bolos each. Wrap it around the top rung for 1 point, the middle for 3, or the bottom rung for 5.
Post-party and medal ceremony at First Avenue
What's a Buxtahooda?
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 downtown Minneapolis for charity.
Where does it start?
Teams of five register at Hubert's starting at 2 PM on Saturday, August 10. From there Buxtahooda staff will direct you to your first game, after which you'll make your way in a circuit to all of the events.
Where does it end?
The Buxtahooda ends with a medal ceremony and dance party at First Avenue at 7 PM.
What do teams wear?
There is no dress code, but there is a prize for "Best Costume." So be creative.
Where should we buy our team costumes?
At Ragstock, duh.
Are there drink specials?
Of course! There will be $2 Miller Lite taps, $3 Miller Lite tall boys, and $5 Red Bull vodkas.
Where does the money go?
Proceeds from the Buxtahooda will be donated to our charity partner, the Vikings Children's Fund.
What are the prizes?
The team with the highest score at the end of the Buxtahooda gets $500 cash. Silver and bronze teams get further consolation prizes, including sports tickets. Other prizes will be awarded for the highest-scoring team in each event as well as the best-dressed teams.
How do we know what our score is?
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).
What's the secret game?
We can't tell you that. That's what makes it fun.
How will ties be broken?
Ties will be broken on stage at First Avenue in a manner our esteemed panel of judges finds appropriate. Probably rock-paper-scissors or robot dance-off.
How much fun is this going to be?
Just crazy amounts of fun.
Are spectators allowed at the bars?
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.
Can spectators come to the post-party at First Avenue?
Yes, but there will be a small cover charge. Buxtahooda teams get in free.
Is drinking necessary at the Buxtahooda?
No. Drinking is always optional.