Bags in the Burg

In the fall, Harrisburg Parks & Recreation partners with Harrisburg Business Network (HBN) for a friendly community-wide cornhole competition, raising funds of a different local charity each year. Money is raised through tournament registrations, donations and raffles. Over $5,000 was raised in 2016 for Special Olympics of Cabarrus County. Harrisburg Town Center comes alive with bouce houses, face painting, children's activities and more during the corn hole tournament. Crafts and refreshments are available for purchase from local merchants. Participants can register as individuals or teams. Individuals will be placed on a team.

For more information on how to apply to be the charity for this fundraising event in 2017, contact HBN Member, Dave Knorr at:

The organization that was chosen in 2016 was the Cabarrus County Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Cabarrus County has been offering recreational services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and other related developmental delays since 1972 when the program was started by the Kannapolis Junior Chamber of Commerce.  The local program began as just a one day event called Spring Games where athletes could enjoy track and field events and has evolved into one of the largest local programs in the state.  Special Olympics Cabarrus County is one of the 100 sub-accredited local programs that operates under Special Olympics North Carolina.  It is organized under the direction of one paid staff member and a steering committee consisting of twenty-five volunteers.  The steering committee is responsible for raising all funds for the program, organizing aspects of the sports programs,  running local events (such as Spring Games), and spreading the word about the services Special Olympics offers.  Special Olympics Cabarrus County still has a local Spring Games in April that is now a two day event providing competition opportunities for over 700 athletes. The sports program not only offers the athletes an opportunity to become physically fit and healthy but it allows opportunity for socialization, to create friendships, and build self-esteem.  To learn more about our program, go to

2017 Event Date:

Saturday, September 23, 2017


We invite businesses, crafters and organizations to participate in the event!

If you are interested in being a vendor please check back in July for an application


If you are interested in participating in the Corn Hole tournament, please visit

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Dave Knorr at


Check back here for more information on the event as it becomes available! If you have any questions, please email Shawn Marble at: