Play some corn hole, buy something at an island garage sale

As the weather gets warm and the spring and summer season begins, there are a variety of things going on at the islands, and Put-in-Bay is no exception.
Amanda Amsel
May 7, 2014
Want to Go?
What: 5th Annual Ohio’s Largest Corn Hole Tournament
When: Corn Hole: 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, May 10; Garage Sale: 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 17
Where: Corn Hole: Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center, 439 Loraine Ave. at Put-in-Bay; Garage Sale: Various locations throughout PIB
Cost: Corn Hole: Free with stay at Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center or Bay Lodging Resort; Garage Sale: Free
Info: Corn Hole:; Garage Sale: 
Island organizers will kick off the season with an annual corn hole tournament that is the largest in the state. 
The 5th Annual Ohio’s Largest Corn Hole Tournament will take place from 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, May 10 at the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center, 439 Loraine Avenue at Put-in-Bay. 
The daylong tournament is free to hotel guests staying at the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center or the Bay Lodging Resort. 
With a variety of prizes up for grabs participants can win up to $500, a weekend getaway package, Jett Express tickets, and dinner packages. The top players will also be crowned the King or Queen of corn hole. 
An after party will also take place at Mr. Ed’s where guests can enjoy discounts on food and drinks. However, if corn hole is not your thing the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce invites area residents and visitors to participate in the annual Island Wide Garage Sale.
A community tradition that takes place every year, locals and visitors sell their old belongings and buy new treasures.
The sale takes place from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 17 throughout the island. “We get businesses and private residences that participate in this event,” said Maggie Beckford, executive director for the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce. “Businesses have clearance sales, while homes have traditional garage sale.”
The chamber organizers the event every year and even produced maps of where sales will be taking place.
“We usually have 40 different sale locations on the map,” Beckford said. “There could be other sales though and people just didn’t get them listed on the map.”
While the number of people who attend this event is hard to judge, around 600 maps are printed every year and all are usually gone by the end of the day.
Maps can be found at a variety of locations throughout the island including the chamber’s office, Frosty’s and the ferry boat ticket offices. 
“It is really a fun event, especially if you are really into garage sale,” Beckford said. “You can really find some neat island artifacts.”
Items that are sold at various garage sales really vary, but can range from artwork to furniture to postcards to pottery.
To have your name added to the Island Wide Garage Sale map or for more information, visit




Plenty of godless libs on here would just love to take turns tossing their bean bag into the other guys cornhole.