NORTH PLATTE, NE – After a slight hiccup for the previously scheduled date, the National Avocado Launching Championship has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at the Wild West Arena, in North Platte, Nebraska, also in correlation with the Western Nebraska Craft Beer Festival at Pals Brewing Company.
Teams of three will compete to score the most points by launching avocados at targets using slingshots, water balloon launchers, resistance bands, bulging muscles — basically, any launcher that is human- powered. No air guns, potato guns, flames, laser beams, or booster rockets.
This is a competition of precision using a Single Elimination Bracket. Teams will be launching at upside
down cattle tanks with point values written on the bottom. The purpose is to accumulate points. Prize
Money will be awarded to the Final 4 teams and trophies awarded to the Champion and Runner-up.
First place team will receive $5,000. A true 3rd and 4th place will be determined, not by launching, but
by whichever team accumulated the most points during the entire competition, will be considered 3rd
The competition is capped at 60 Teams. Teams will be required to attend a pre-launch meeting and
mechanism inspection on competition day. Competition will begin at 8 AM Saturday morning.
An optional free evening event will be offered to teams and their families on Friday night to have the
opportunity to test their mechanism at the Wild West Arena before the competition. Food and music
will be provided at no charge.
Why is this a thing? Because if there’s a wife-carrying championship, why isn’t there an avocado
launching championship? So, grab your friends, build a team with only the strongest, gnarliest, the
hardest of the hardcore, and meet us in North Platte, Nebraska.
Teams that register for the National Avocado Launching Championship will also be offered discounted
general admission to the Western Nebraska Craft Beer Festival.
Registration opens on June 15, 2022.
For more information visit avocadolaunching.com or facebook.com/VisitNorthPlatte.
Questions can be sent to the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau at 308-532-4729 or