Tucson Premium Outlets Retailer to Host World Axe Throwing League Championship

Splitting Timber Axe Range, one of Tucson Premium Outlets’ most popular retailers, will host the 2019 World Axe Throwing League Championship It's a locally owned, mother/daughter team with one additional location in Phoenix Join us on Saturday, December 7th - 9:30 a.m.

Area-residents invited to enjoy kick-off parade, food trucks, beer garden and competition at Splitting Timber Axe Range

(TUCSON, AZ) – Splitting Timber Axe Range, one of Tucson Premium Outlets’ most notable retailers, is teaming up with the World Axe Throwing League (WATL) to host the 2019 World Axe Throwing League Championship, where 64 champion throwers from around the world will compete for a grand prize of $5,000.

“We are thrilled to welcome families to the outlets as Splitting Timber Axe Range hosts the 2019 World Axe Throwing League Championship,” said Amy Lee Hunter, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Tucson Premium Outlets. “All of these activities combined with the outstanding competition will be sure to create a weekend filled with wonderful memories and leave a lasting impression on our community.”

From Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8, area-residents, competitors and their supporters are invited to Tucson Premium Outlets for a weekend of family-fun activities and exciting competition. On Saturday, December 7, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Tucson Premium Outlets will welcome the athletes with fanfare and excitement at the Celebratory Kick-Off Event & Parade. Similar to an opening ceremony, shoppers will cheer on the axe throwers as they parade through the shopping center led by the University of Arizona band and Cheerleaders. Guests can also enjoy activities throughout the weekend including visiting with Santa Claus at the fireplace on Mountain Court from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and the southwest Cajun sounds of the Carnivaleros on the stage at Mountain Court from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Throughout the weekend, Tucson Premium Outlets will also offer shoppers a food and beer garden to relax and kick-back during a busy weekend of holiday shopping. The Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden will begin on Friday, December 6 and run through Sunday, December 8. The culinary hot spot will feature Tucson fan-favorite food trucks including BurgerRito, Gigi’s Fusion, and Quesadillas & More, and ice-cold beer from local breweries.  

 “As a locally owned mother/daughter team, we are excited and honored to bring such a wonderful event to the Tucson-area,” said AJ Hughes and Bee Buckmaster, co-owners of Splitting Timber Axe Range. “Tucson Premium Outlets has gone above and beyond to help us host this event and we are thrilled to further the reach of this sport that anyone can participate in, no matter what your age is.”

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About Tucson Premium Outlets

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About Splitting Timber Axe Range

Opened in October 2018, Splitting Timber Axe Range, locally owned by mother-daughter duo Bee Buckmaster and AJ Hughes, sports one additional location in Phoenix. Perfect for a fun night out, team building, families and of course, leagues, Splitting Timber Axe Range provides guests a great opportunity to practice, learn and execute how to capture the illustrious bullseye!

Tucson Premium Outlets will host two public events for area-residents: Celebratory Kick-Off Event & Parade and Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden. For more event details, please see below/attached.

Celebratory Kick-Off Event & Parade

  • Saturday, December 7 at 9:30 a.m.
  • University of Arizona Pep Band and Spirit Squads
  • Santa Claus visits
  • Cajun sounds of Carnivaleros

Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden

  • Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8 during outlet hours
  • BurgerRito, Gigi’s Fusion and Quesadillas & More
  • Beer from local breweries
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