Teams go 'board to board' in cornhole tournament at Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - Cornhole is a popular tailgating game, but on Friday, 31 teams in New Bern put their cornhole skills to the test at Tryon Palace.

The Governor's Challenge cornhole tournament put two-man teams against each other in the afternoon-long event.

Proceeds from team entry fees are going to help construct a garden maintenance building on palace grounds.

Entry into the palace gardens was free on Friday so visitors could come and cheer on the teams in the fun event.

Even Royal Governor William Tryon​ made an appearance at the competition, throwing out the first bean bag toss.