Vernal: The New ‘Cornhole Capital of Utah’?
By Kristin Forbis, Jan 14, 2020
Will Vernal be adding a new nickname to its list? It will if Uintah County Travel and Tourism has anything to do with it. “We want to be the Cornhole Capital of Utah,” shares Travel and Tourism Director Lesha Coltharp. “Everybody chuckles and raises an eyebrow but they’re playing cornhole all the time in their backyards, at family reunions and in campgrounds.” For those that aren’t familiar, Cornhole is a game in which players throw bags of corn kernels at raised platforms set up opposite each other, one for each team. It is a lawn game and every bag that goes through a hole on the platform earns three points while a bag that lands and stays on the platform earns one point. Uintah County Travel and Tourism is hosting the inaugural Dinosaurland Cornhole Classic February 7th and 8th at Vernal’s Western Park. Teams can pre-register at www.eventbrite.com. Prizes include $500 for the 1st place team, $250 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd.