How to Promote Cornhole Tournaments

Before reading this, you might want to check out our guide to setting up your club or league’s Facebook presence. If not, carry on!

The first step to effectively promoting your cornhole tournament is creating a Facebook “event” for it. You can add or update information over time to let people who RSVP or express interest know what’s going on now and over time. You can learn more about creating and promoting Facebook events here. Once you set up a Facebook event, you should share it far and wide including in regional cornhole groups, encourage friends and club members to share it, and submit it to CornholeCentral.com, of course!

Weekly Blind Draws

Setting up your weekly tournament as a “recurring” Facebook event will make your life easier, and make it easier for people to find it. Here’s an example — a weekly blind draw that I run in San Jose, CA as Silicon Valley Cornhole. You can see two instances/dates of my tournament, and the +35 next to those dates indicates there’s a whole lot more in the system.

Note: You can only do this if you’re creating an event as a Facebook page! Frankly I think that’s reason enough to create a Facebook page for your club.

How to Create a Weekly Event

Only public events can be recurring, so when you create your event you’ll need to set it to public. After you pick your host and enter a title and description, you’ll need to change the Frequency from the default “Occurs Once” to Weekly, or Custom if you want to set it to biweekly or monthly or whatever.

When you set Frequency to weekly, you’ll get this popup that lets you set day of the week, along with start and end dates. If you know you won’t be hosting your event on a particular night, or will be starting early or late, click “Customize dates and times.” That’ll let you add or remove specific dates, modify times, etc.

Submitting to Cornhole Central

To get your one-time or recurring cornhole tournament into our calendar you can “Suggest an Event” using the link of that name under the “Events” item in our main site navigation. You can also send us an email or Facebook messenger message, or post about your event on our page.

 

Promoting Your Cornhole Tournament in Cornhole Groups

There are a number of local and regional groups in which people announce and discuss cornhole tournaments. Check these out and see which ones make sense for your tournament, and if you know of others please let us know.

Wrapping Up

I hope this has been helpful. If you have any questions please send me an email.

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