Shuck some bags at the Indy Cornhole Classic

This first annual cornhole tournament in honor of veterans is open to professionals and backyard amateurs alike.

Men playing cornhole at American Legion Mall in downtown Indianapolis

You’ll even get to play cornhole against an Indy celebrity pro and prizes will be awarded to anyone who beats a celebrity.

Photo by Visit Indy

Want to become a corn star? Whether you’re a professional or backyard amateur, you’re invited to take part in the first annual Indy Cornhole Classic on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at American Legion Mall downtown.

This is going to be an amaizing celebration of the sport + a family-friendly festival in support of veterans.

There will be both a recreational and a competitive “bring your own partner” doubles tournament. In addition to the cornhole tournament, a family-friendly festival will be hosted in Veterans Memorial Park, including food trucks, games, and activities from Big Car Collaborative.

Bonus: While you’re downtown, pay a visit to the Indiana War Memorial and Museum — it will stay open an extra hour (until 6 p.m.) on Aug. 19 only.

All proceeds from the Indy Cornhole Classic will support veterans + Indy’s collection of monuments and memorials. Register for the tournament.