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Cornhole: One of The Best Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day Cornhole

The memories of those who have served our country proudly, the smell of burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill, the sight of pools being opened up marking the coming of summer, and the crisp sound of cornhole bags hitting the smooth surface of a Slick Woody’s signature cornhole board. These are some of the activities that you might expect to experience at a great Memorial Day weekend party. It is a weekend of freedom, fun, family, and food, and a chance to engage in some friendly competition, especially cornhole, with the people closest to you.


HISTORY of CORNHOLE


Cornhole has been a favorite past time in the midwest region of America for over 100 years and has been steadily spreading throughout other parts of the country. The game was originally started in the Cincinnati/Kentucky area and quickly became a favorite because of the simple nature of the game.

Both Cincinnati and Kentucky lay claim that they created the game of cornhole, which is understandable due to the close proximity of both locations.

KFC CornholeIt has also been said that the game actually originated in Germany in the 14th century, and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky over 100 years ago. The truth is, nobody really knows where and how it originated for sure, but what we do know is that it is a Memorial Day activity that can be enjoyed by anyone.

Whether it’s a driveway, park, backyard, campground, beach, or even indoors, cornhole can be played almost anywhere. Anyone who can toss a cornhole bag 30 feet can play the game which makes it accessible to most, regardless of age or skill level. Grandpa can play, grandma can play, even your little cousin Billy, anyone in the family can play and have a great time.


CORNHOLE AND MEMORIAL DAY


Cornhole and Memorial Day weekend share a great relationship. Being that cornhole is usually played outdoors, it’s important to have nice weather. Memorial Day weekend is the first sign that summer is around the corner and many people choose to open their pools and outdoor patios during this weekend as well. For many in the midwest, Memorial Day weekend is the first time they have a chance to gather and spend time with their family and friends outdoors in the sunshine.


memorial day cornholeThere are many things that make cornhole the perfect spring and summer game. The main thing being how simple the game is. Throw 1 bag onto the board you get 1 point, throw a bag into the hole you get 3 points. If you knock one of your bags into the hole while it is sitting on the board, your 1 point turns into 3 points. The first team or person to reach 21 points wins the game.

Check out this full glossary of cornhole terms for a breakdown of all the terms used when playing. 

The game can be played with 2 or 4 players which makes it nice for some good ol’ competitive 1 vs 1 or some team oriented 2 vs 2. Want to play cornhole but don’t want to set down your beverage or hot dog? No worries playing cornhole only requires one hand to throw the bags. So you can sip your drink and enjoy a great game of cornhole at the same time. Does it really get better than that? 

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rules of cornhole button

 


Why Cornhole is a Must For Memorial Day

There is no denying the popularity of cornhole is growing steadily in America. It is a simple and fun game that you can play outdoors with anyone and the perfect accommodation to any warm weather party. You can rest assured that any guests will have a great time playing cornhole no matter their age, size, or experience. A set of cornhole boards with bags can be a great investment when you consider the fun that it will provide for years to come.

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At Slick Woody’s we take pride in creating the highest quality of cornhole boards available on the market. We have bought many of our competitors boards to compare to our own and the quality of theirs is not even close! Not to mention we offer a multitude of signature Slick Woody’s boards as well as the option to create your own custom board with any images you want! So if you’re looking to have an amazing summer and impress your guests with some of our stylish signature or your own custom made boards, head over to our shop and check out our FREE SHIPPING Memorial Day promotion!

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Dylan Pellegrene

Dylan Pellegrene

Digital Content Manager @ IPG Global Marketing and Slick Woody's Cornhole Company. Like having fun with friends, family oriented, Cleveland Sports Fan! Enjoy reading and writing and am always looking to expand my knowledge on different subjects!


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