Bags in the 'Burg

Bags in the Burg event flyer

In the fall of each year, Harrisburg Parks & Recreation partners with Harrisburg Business Network (HBN) for a friendly, community-wide cornhole competition, raising funds for a different local charity. Money is raised by tournament registrations, donations and raffles. In 2018, over $8,000 was raised for Don't IgKnorr PURA "Baby Ryan Knorr." Harrisburg Town Center comes alive with children's activities, vendors and rows of cornhole boards for the annual cornhole tournament. Participants can register as individuals or teams and individuals will be placed on a team.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Vendors Open

11-11:45 a.m.: Cornhole Registration

Noon: Bags in the 'Burg Cornhole Tournament Begins

Location: Harrisburg Town Center, 4350 Main St., Harrisburg, NC 28075 (Parking lot and grassy area behind Three Monkeys Restaurant and Rocky River Coffee)

Food and beer will be available for purchase.


We invite businesses, non-profit organization, craft vendors and other non-food vendors to participate in this event.

Click Here for the 2019 Vendor Application (Non-Food)

If you have questions about being a non-food vendor, please email Shawn Marble at


If you are interested in participating in the cornhole tournament, please visit

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


Proceeds from this event will go to: 

Elisa Hoffman's Battle with Alzheimer's Disease


Elisa has Alzheimer`s Disease and has had it since age 42. She was diagnosed 10/04/12 just days before her 43rd birthday. Elisa has her Master's Degree in special education and taught at Jay M. Robinson High School in Cabarrus County. Elisa inherited the disease from her father, who was diagnosed at the age of 46. He lost his battle with the disease when he was only 56 years old. Their family lost a cousin three years ago to the disease and another cousin has been recently diagnosed. She is also in her 40s. Elisa struggles with talking, walking, showering and eating. A recent seizure left Elisa with a blood clot on her brain. For the time, she is stable, but physicians are unsure if the clot will get smaller. Money raised from the 2019 Bags in the 'Burg will be used to help the Hoffman's with expenses such as in-home care and supplies. In the future, Elisa will need full time care. There is no known cure for this disease. The Hoffman family takes it one day at a time and enjoys every moment they can with Elisa.