Compete for $1,000 at the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Pigeon Forge

The Old Mill

If you’re a cornhole playing pro, you could win big this August! As part of the  Stringtime in the Smokies bluegrass festival, The Old Mill Square will host the 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Pigeon Forge. This year’s grand prize is $1,000! Taking place on Saturday August 2 at 11 a.m, the Cornhole Tournament is a can’t miss event for the bean bag champion in your family.

(See Related: 2014 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend Coming This August)

How to Play Cornhole

Don’t know how to play cornhole? Not a problem! Cornhole takes about 5 seconds to learn (but much longer to master). Similar to a game of horseshoes, participants toss bags filled with corn or beans onto a platform. If the bag goes into the hole, three points are awarded. If it makes it onto the platform, then players receive one point. The first team to score 21 points wins the game.

Cornhole Tournament Registration

The Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament features two divisions: The Competitive Teams and The Amateur Teams. Each team has two players.

•To register a Competitive Team, the fee is $50 before July 18. After that, the fee is $60.
•To register an Amateur Team, the fee is $30 before July 18. After that, the fee is $40.

 

Registration ends on July 31 and there is limited space. Follow the link for the Cornhole Tournament registration form.

Prizes Awarded at the 2014 Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament

To make the competition interesting, players are playing for prize money. Competitive Cornhole gameTeams can win:

•1st Prize: $1,000 in cash plus a meal for four at the Old Mill Restaurant
•2nd Prize: $500 in cash plus a meal for two at the Old Mill Restaurant
•3rd Prize: $250 in cash

Amateur team prizes are:

•1st Prize: 15% of proceeds from registration
•2nd Prize: 10% of proceeds from registration
•3rd Prize: 5% of proceeds from registration

Where to Stay Near the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Pigeon Forge

Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Timber Tops has more than 300 cabins available for rent. You’ll be close to the action, yet tucked away in a scenic setting. With cabins ranging from one to fifteen bedrooms and special features such as in-cabin swimming pools, you are sure to find the perfect accommodations for your stay in the Smokies. To start planning your vacation, visit our Pigeon Forge Cabins page or give us a call at 1-877-549-6775.

This entry was posted in Pigeon Forge Events by Jason Fishman. Bookmark the permalink.

About Jason Fishman

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns. To read his latest vacation tips, click the Google+ follow button below!