Get Your Game on at the Old Mill Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament

You’ve already made a good choice for family time together by selecting a cabin rental in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. How about some friendly family competition in the Great Smoky Mountains? Do you have family members who just live to compete and win? Here’s an event for you.
As a kid, did you ever play the tic-tac-toe game Toss Across with beanbags? Cornhole is a game that requires those same skills. Think of a cross between Skeeball (try to hit the hole at the top for points), horseshoes (toss the distance and target hitting scores), and bocce lawn bowling (strategize to knock your competition out). Played in a flat area on two inclined boards, it seems deceptively simple to win with simple accuracy. Well loved in this part of the country, you will find the game boards decorated in every theme, including your favorite collegiate football team (tailgate pasttime, anyone?).
The Old Mill is hosting their 5th Annual Cornhole Tournament for charity on Saturday, August 2, where any two-player team can register to play and win prizes. There are both competitive and amateur divisions to level the playing field. The competitive folk are the ones with their own custom corn-filled beanbags, oh yes. Here’s the link to register your team:  http://www.old-mill.com/about/events

Come play or just watch, and enjoy the simple fun that this event offers. Also take time to explore this fantastic historic destination, which hosts several events throughout the calendar year. I have blogged before about the many amenities that the Old Mill complex offers. http://www.volunteercabinrentals.com/smoky-mountain-blog/old-mill-heritage-day-belongs-on-your-bucket-list/

For an idea of how some play this game (I think these guys would be in the competitive division!), here’s a short video.


We are glad that your family is squeezing the most fun out of summer before it is gone once again. Enjoy!

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