Tickets are $35 per team of five. Purchase them here. All teams must have five players - preferably dressed in outrageous costumes!
Proceeds are donated to the Vikings Children's Fund.
All teams must compete in all events. Games will be officiated by official Buxtahooda referees.
Shuffleboard (and check-in) at Hubert's
Slide the puck, get points. The further you slide it without sliding off the board, the more points you get. Puck must be at least halfway over the line to qualify for points beyond the line. Pucks that end before the halfway line are removed and scored 0. 100 points possible.
Dizzy Darts at O'Donovan's
Close your eyes, turn around three times, open your eyes, and throw. Each player throws four darts. Bullseye is 25 point. No doubles or triples. Scores are averaged to determine the team score. 100 points possible.
Bags at Kieran's
Each team member gets four bean bags to toss underhand. Get it on the board for 2 points. Put it in the hole for 5. 100 points possible.
Pop-a-Shot at Alley Sports Tavern
It's like basketball, except… no, that's about it. It's just like basketball. Each player takes five shots. Each basket is worth 4 points. 100 points possible.
Washers at Gluek's
Each player tosses 4 washers. Put it in the box for 2 point. Put it in the middle for 5. 100 points possible.
Ladder Golf at the 508
Players toss four bolos each. Wrap it around the top bar for 1 point, the middle for 3, or the bottom for 5. 100 points possible.
Golf Putt at Brother's
Every player putts. Just put the ball in the hole, Tiger. 100 points possible.
Ball Pong at Sneaky Pete's
No bar game contest is complete without ping-pong balls bouncing all over the place. Each player tosses four balls. Get it in the blue cup for 1 point, the red cup for 3, or the Miller Lite cup for 5. No bounces, no warmups. 100 points possible.
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 18. 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.
Are there drink specials?
Of course! $2 Miller Lite taps, $3 Miller Lite tall boys.
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 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.
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.