There’s a new axe throwing business opening in Stephenville next month. And it’s going to be fun.


Axe throwing is not just for men. Women love it too.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE

A unique business is opening in Stephenville in July; one that will help you hone your axe throwing skills - and you don’t have to be a lumberjack to play.

Justin Nelson, owner of Parker County Axe Co. in Weatherford, is opening a second location in Stephenville called the Big Axe House.

“I opened the Parker County Axe Co. in December of last year,” Justin told BTS News. “I didn’t think I would open up another one, but it was such a big hit, I thought it would go over well in Stephenville.”

The Big Axe House is located at 6534 S. US Hwy. 377 (past Kubota in the old Fit Body Boot Camp building).

Justin said he originally planned to open months ago, but the COVID pandemic slowed the remodeling.

He said he hopes to swing open the doors during the first week in July.

Justin said axe throwing is a sport the whole family can enjoy.


“You just come in and get your own lane and we teach you how to throw,” he said. “You can have as much or as little training as you want, and we will teach you how to play some games. Then the competition begins.”

If you think the fun is limited to men, think again.

Justin said axe throwing is very popular among women.

“We host a lot of ladies nights out,” he said. “We even had a wedding reception and the bride was throwing axes in her wedding dress.”

(Enter wide-eyed emoji.)

Justin Nelson instructs a group in Parker County.

Justin said party space is available for church and youth groups and companies that want to host team-building events.

The cost is $19.99 a person per hour and group rates are available.

Customers can bring in beer and wine (but not too much because, well, axes are involved), but absolutely no hard liquor is allowed.

Justin said the Stephenville location will include 10 lanes, making it much bigger than the one in Parker County.

“We have had a lot of kids from Tarleton drive in and they encouraged me to open in Stephenville, so this is really exciting,” Justin said. “We hope everyone will come out next month and see us.”

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