Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship this weekend.
Park Ranger Shawn Hughes said the 37th annual event will draw some of the country’s best players to Tennessee.
“Standing Stone is the only state park in the nation with a marble yard, mainly due to the fact that some of the best players hail from Tennessee’s Clay County,” Hughes said. “The championship is the most challenging marble tournament, where only the finest players dare to compete. It’s been a great event for the park and the local community, as it’s the only one of its kind in the world.”
Co-hosted by the Friends of Standing Stone State Park, the free festival will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Registration, which closed Wednesday, Sept. 4, was required to compete in the tournament.