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The Throwdown

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Spencer Makenzie’s invites all players of all skill levels to enter the World’s Largest Cornhole Tournament “The Throw Down” on Friday August 27, 2021 thru Sunday August 29, 2021.

This years theme is “Go Big or Go Home” with 1024 teams battling for over $230,000.00 in guaranteed cash payouts in the main cornhole tournament. Plus additonal cornhole tournaments will be add over the 3 days with $25-$50K in cash payouts up for grabs. And that’s not all… teams with California and Ventura County residency will be competing for side cash payouts.

This 3 day cornhole tournament is the largest cash cornhole tournament in the world and is held in the beautiful beach town of Ventura California at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. 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, only 1024 teams will be playing. This cornhole tournament sells out every year, last year it sold out in 24hrs!

Plus once the sun goes down join Spencer Makenzie’s and the city of Ventura for 2 days of live music at our annual end of summer block party. Day 1 of live music begins on Friday August 27, 2021 at 7:00pm. Day 2 Saturday August 28, 2021 the concert will begin at 5pm, featuring the best cover bands in the world! Kicking off the night is AC/DC at 5:00pm followed by Journey at 7:00pm and Guns & Roses at 8:45pm. This annual end of summer block party 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.”

World's Largest Cornhole Tournament & Music Festival

Live Music Concert

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Cornhole for everyone all weekend: Main Tournament, Women's Doubles, Crew Cup, Blind Draws and FREE Play. Click Here

Get Music Festival Tix

Once the sun goes down join Spencer Makenzie's and the city of Ventura for a live music concert on Friday & Saturday Night. Click Here

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Additional Tournaments added to bring weekend total to

Over $150K in Cash Payouts

The Throw Down Cornhole Tournament has become the best 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 10 years. We have added additional cornhole tournaments that run throughout the weekend. Like the Women’s Double’s, Crew Cup, Costa Blind Draw, $10 $20 & $40 Blind Draws plus FREE play for anyone that joins us over the weekend.


Costa Sunglasses 64 Teams Blind Draw

  • 1st - $2,000
  • 2nd -  $1,500
  • 3rd - $600
  • 4th - $500
  • Winning team wins a with a pair of
    Costa Sunglasses
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Crew Cup 128 Teams 4 Man Team

  • 1st - $3,200
  • 2nd $1,800
  • 3rd $1,600
  • 4th $1,200
  • 5th & 6th $800
  • 7th & 8th $700
  • 9th & 12th $500
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Women's 64 Team Doubles Tournament

  • 1st $1,000
  • 2nd $600
  • 3rd $500
  • 4th $400
  • 5th $190
  • 6th $190
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Your favorite finalist from season 4 of NBC’S LAST COMIC STANDING will be live on Saturday August 28, 2021

Chris Porter Live at the Throw Down

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