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about the cornhole festival

The Throwdown

The Throwdown Cornhole Tournament

Spencer Makenzie’s invites all cornhole fans, players, tailgaters and anyone who enjoys a great outdoor party to The Throw Down Cornhole Festival. This annual 3 day Cornhole Festival is held on Friday August 25, 2023 thru Sunday August 27, 2023 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Sign Ups open Thursday March 16, 2023 9:00am PST. The Throw Down Cornhole Festival is the largest cornhole festival in the world. 1280 Teams battling for over $300,000.00 in cash payouts this is a must attend event for all cornhole fans and players of all levels. Main Cornhole Tournament sells out every year!

Last year there was 1024 teams battling for for over $300,000.00 in cash payouts over the 3 day weekend of cornhole. With additional cornhole tournaments being add over the 3 days to win more cash and prices. And that’s not all… teams with California and Ventura County residency will be competing for side cash payouts.

Come enjoy the tournament as a cornhole player or spectator there is plenty of food, drinks, cold beer & wonderful beach weather. So mark your calendars now, August 25th thru 27th 2023. This cornhole tournament sells out every year! So stay update to day by getting on our email list so when tickets go on sale your the first to purchase. If you don’t get into the main the throw down cornhole tournament don’t let that stop you from attending, there are additional cornhole tournaments all weekend that  you can play and sign up the day of.

This year we are adding a Car Show to the festival on Saturday, highlighting vehicles from the late 1950’s to 1980’s. Some of the cars featured will be C10s, Ford Square Bodies, Broncos, Blazers, Scouts and other vehicles theme related. Plus once the sun goes down join Spencer Makenzie’s and the city of Ventura for some live music and an outdoor party like no other. This annual cornhole festival has become a must attend summer event.

Past summers has had its share of surprise performances, among them surf guitar legend Dick Dale headlining the bill two years in a row and rapper Chuck D. of Public Enemy fame dropping in a couple years back for an impromptu jam performance of the classic “Bring the Noise.” Spotify fan favorite “Sunny Ledfurd, Mandex the ultimate 80’s cover band, Ventura County’s superstars A.D.D, Rey Fresco, Morie & the Heavy Hitters. So don’t be left out on experiencing the largest cornhole festival in the world.

World's Largest Cornhole Tournament & Music Festival

Live Music Concert

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Additional Tournaments added to bring weekend total to

Over $300K in Cash Payouts

The Throw Down Cornhole Tournament has become the best and must attend cornhole tournament in the world. Where backyard, social and pro players come together to truly enjoy a 3 day weekend of cornhole like no other.

Due to the popularity of the Throw Down which has sold out for the last 13 years. We have added additional cornhole tournaments that run throughout the weekend. Like the Women’s Double’s, Crew Cup, Big Money Blind Draws, $10 $20 & $40 Blind Draws plus FREE play for anyone that joins us over the weekend.


Big Cash Money 64 Teams Blind Draw Cornhole Tournaments

  • 1st - $2,000
  • 2nd -  $1,500
  • 3rd - $800
  • 4th - $500
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Crew Cup 4 Man Team Cornhole Tournament

  • 1st - $8,000
  • 2nd $4,000
  • 3rd $3,000
  • 4th $2,000
  • 5th thru 8th $1,000
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Women's 128 Team Doubles Cornhole Tournament

  • 1st $4,000
  • 2nd $2,000
  • 3rd $1,000
  • 4th $800
  • 5th thru 8th $400
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The Throw Down Cornhole Festival
The Ultimate Experience

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