This weather means it’s time to play cornhole! If you didn’t make it to any winter tournaments, we’ve collected a handful of opportunities to start a game and embrace a warmer season.
The ACO Regionals are upon us. These start April 4th with tournaments in Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia. At these tournaments, you can earn ACO World Ranking Points that count toward the ACO Majors. If you’re interested in competing in ACO’s State or World Championships, this would be a great chance to get warmed up and earning points.
If you’re not interested in scoring ACO points, the Ohio Valley Cornhole Championship is coming up this May. This tournament offers an appealing cash prize of $1,000! (Always nice to have a little extra spending money…)
The Farmville Dogwood Festival offers a cornhole tournament on top of a weekend packed with entertainment. With food concessions, live music, an outdoor movie, and carnival rides, you’ll have plenty to do before and after the tournament.
And for those of you who, like me, love cornhole but don’t have a very competitive spirit, First Tennessee Park in Nashville is adding the Band Box bar and restaurant complete with cornhole for regular play. If you’re further west and can’t make it to this new spot in Tennessee but you’re looking for a relaxed social environment for cornhole, DeSoto Central Market in Phoenix is opening its doors in April. The new market and “dining hub” will have a dog-friendly patio with space for cornhole. This sounds like my favorite kind of place to play a game of cornhole with friends.
While cornhole is almost always fun and games, it’s always humbling to the impact people can make through a cornhole tournament. Country singer Craig Campbell recently hosted the third annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge with Fight Colorectal Cancer as part of the One Million Strong celebration. To read more about the tournament and Campbell’s experiences with the deadly disease, check out Nashville Edge’s article on the event.
Do you have a favorite bar or restaurant that has a space for cornhole? Are you hosting a tournament? Or do you know of a tournament in your area that’s benefiting a cause you care about? Let us know!