ROCKPORT — The Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club held their third annual fundraising event, Corntoberfest, on Saturday, Oct. 1 at American Flatbread in Rockport.

The club’s treasurer, Peter Lindquist, said that the event began three years ago during the pandemic.

“It was one of the few things that we could safely do outdoors,” he said.

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

It was so well received, the club has held it every year since. Cornhole has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Lindquist said that this was the first year that they had a professional scorer on hand.

Randy Baker, the director for Maine’s American Cornhole League, had tablets set at each of the stations where participants could enter their scores and have them directly sent to his computer.

Baker said that it helped move the game along quicker, tabulating scores, and setting up next matches for everyone.

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The day started with 10 teams from around the area, with a cash prize of $150 for the winner, and second place prize of $50. There were also raffle tickets.

Lindquist said that the amount raised was around $2,000 and would be used to help fight food insecurity in the area.

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Satellite of West Bay Rotary Club’s Corntoberfest on Oct. 1 in Rockport. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer