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ACO is headed to the Pecan Festival for the first ever ACO Pecan Classic

Cornhole players from around the region will compete for $1,500 in prizes

The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) will host its inaugural ACO Pecan Classic November 1, 2014 in Florence, South Carolina.

The ACO Pecan Classic doubles cornhole tournament is a new addition to the Pecan Festival held annually in Florence, South Carolina.

It will feature a day filled with game challenges, Luck of the Draw tournaments, food, music and fun. It will also include the ACO Pecan Classic, a double elimination doubles tournament with $1,500.00 in prizes.

The South Carolina Pecan Festival began in 2004 as a way to bring people to downtown Florence and to bring our community together and give local vendors a place to showcase their talent and goods.

The festival is on the first Saturday of November each year, with 8 stages of live entertainment, over 250 Arts and Crafts, and Food Vendors, the Run Like a Nut (5k, 10k, and Half Marathon) and the Bike Like a Nut event.

Other events include a Classic Car Show, the Free “Kids Fun Zone,” Amusement Rides, ScienceSouth on Wheels, an Antique Tractor Show, the Pecan Cook-off, Downtown Farmers Market, Art Trail on Evans, the “Act Like A Nut” Talent Show, and 5 Beer Gardens.

The cornhole tournament entry fee is $40.00 in advance $60.00 at the door if space is available.

Participation is limited to the first 100 teams to register online at under the tournaments tab. The tournament is open to non ACO Members but memberships are available for purchase for $25.00 at
The Luck of the Draw tournaments and game challenges are pay as you go activities that are open to the public both Friday and Saturday, spectators are FREE and welcome to the event.



ACO officials expect as many as 100 to 150 just to participate in the first ever ACO Pecan Classic being held at the Pecan Festival in Florence, SC.

“We’re extremely excited to have launched the ACO Pecan Classic with Florence and believe that this event is going to be a great addition to the Pecan Festival and will become a staple to the happening for years to come,” says Frank Geers, President of American Cornhole, LLC.

The first place team will win $250.00 and a custom made ACO Pecan Classic Prize Jersey. The first and second place teams will also qualify to compete in the World Slyder Cup, July 8, 2015 in Knoxville, TN. The top four teams will each win a one night stay at the Holiday Inn World Fair Hotel in Knoxville, TN during the week of July 7-11, 2015. Prizes are part of the celebration of the ACO World Championships of Cornhole X taking place in Knoxville, TN during the summer of 2015.

There are local, regional and national sponsorship opportunities, contact the ACO at 888.563.2002 or e-mail

About the American Cornhole Organization

American Cornhole, LLC was established in 2005 and headquartered in Milford, Ohio. American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is the governing body for the sport of Cornhole, offering official Cornhole rules, certified products, tournament listings, comprehensive information about Cornhole events, and an ACO Certified Official Program that brings awareness of the sport to localized markets.

About Florence, South Carolina

Florence is conveniently located at the intersections of 1-20 and 1-95. Florence offers a wide range of dining, including several national franchises, and spectacular local cuisine. There are nearly 5,000 quality hotel rooms, unique shopping and a variety of fine restaurants, all served up with a relaxed, easy going style. This thriving area still retains her southern charm and heritage. Nestled near the Pee Dee River and surrounded by scenic farmland vistas, Florence also offers a wonderful array of outdoor recreational activities, including great golf, river expeditions and a variety of beautiful parks.


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