The true history of the game is mostly unknown, though stories abound. One story claims that the game was first played during the 14th century in Germany, then rediscovered in Kentucky within the last century. Despite debate about whether the game was actually created in the Kentucky farmland or Champaign, IL, though some sources credit the invention to western Cincinnati…but by whom or when is unknown.
Popularity of the game began to increase in the late 1990′s in Cincinnati-area universities, particularly Miami University where cornhole became a mainstay at parties and as a casual drinking game. Helped along by the advent of commercial cornhole bags and boards under the trademark Baggo, cornhole is now a popular game in and around the Midwest and Rust Belt states.
Tournaments: Mid Atlantic Cornhole