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By Travel Medford | 02/06/2023 | Sports


They came. They Tossed. They Conquered! And the best part is, they’ll be back for another two years! Travel Medford and with the Southern Oregon Sports Commission partnered to bring the American Cornhole Organization Oregon Major to Medford, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the turnout of year one. Take a dive with us down the corn-hole as we recap the event.

It no surprise that cornhole is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, and Southern Oregon is no exception to the rising interest in the sport. With local clubs and organizations in both Medford and Grants Pass, the Rogue Valley serves as the unofficial cornhole capital of the west. Recently we took another step toward making it the official cornhole capital when we hosted an ACO Major event back in early February. The two day event, held at the Medford Armory, hosted over 150 players, many of whom traveled from outside of the area, and even from out of state. In fact, 13 different states were represented at this event, including Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, and many more. These players weren’t just excited to play cornhole, they were excited to play cornhole HERE! We heard from many this was their first time in Oregon and they took a few extra days to explore our beautiful area. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to what some of ACO’s finest had to say about the event, and about the beautiful Rogue Valley.

“Medford was everything we had looked forward to, and more! From the first moments of the welcome party at Wild River to the final pitch in World Singles, our players and the local community came together for one of our best ‘first-timers‘ ever. So much fun for so many and the perfect way to launch a partnership that will do nothing but grow stronger for years to come. We can’t wait to get back!” – Frank Geers, President American Cornhole, LLC 

“Medford is a first-class community of phenomenal people that are welcoming, positive, respectful and hard working. Ironically, the ACO foundation has the same ingredients! We loved the family atmosphere, the fun and the competitive players that gave us their time on a beautiful Rogue Valley weekend!” – William Howell, ACO Lifetime Member 

The cornhole wave is growing in Southern Oregon, and you certainly don’t want to miss out. You can visit Southern Oregon Cornhole on Facebook to learn more about league events as well as other opportunities to get out and play. And of course, be sure to follow the Southern Oregon Sports Commission to stay up to date with all things sports related, including cornhole! As lifetime ACO Member Tim Burnett said:

“Medford, OR Major had a great time with a bunch of great people. Oregon you guy’s ROCK can’t wait for next year to do it again.”

We can’t wait to have you back Tim! You, ACO, and all other cornhole lovers looking to play this fun sport in the Cornhole Capital of The West!  After all, Southern Oregon is your SportGround, where the west coast plays.

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