https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PTfvR8Ctpw

This is a place of fertile soil, traditional values and simple pleasure. In Dyersville, Iowa the century-old family farm with its quaint, and oh so recognizable house, baseball still ranks as a favorite pastime for all ages.

What better place to carve a baseball diamond from a corn field and make a movie about pursuing one’s dream, no matter how much effort it takes?

AND WHAT BETTER PLACE TO HOLD A SUMMERTIME CORNHOLE FESTIVAL WITH TWO ACO TOURNAMENTS?

The Field of Dreams, released in 1989, is a movie that has inspired millions and became an Academy Award nominee for “Best Picture of the Year.” Welcome to this home, this farm, this baseball field, this little piece of heaven on earth. Welcome to this place where reality mixes with fantasy and dreams can come true.

Three Day Festival with Cornhole, Tailgating and Live Music!

AUGUST 26, 27, 28 – 2022

ACO Dream Team Invitational    //    ACO Corny 40 Classic

Hosted by Field of Dreams Movie Site, Dyersville, Iowa

REGISTER TO COMPETE: DREAM TEAM INVITATIONAL

Cornhole Festival

Compete in, or watch two Cornhole Tournaments at the Field of Dreams this August: The ACO Dream Team Invitational, and The ACO Corny 40 Classic, featuring the top 40 ranked ACO players in the world.

Go the Distance ACO Rules

Official ACO Sport of Cornhole Rules for Field of Dreams Festival play. Follow your own Field of Dreams cornhole play with the rules of the Pros… ACO Rules!

Download the Field of Dreams Movie Site ACO Sport Rules cornhole play and Go the Distance no matter where you play.

Download the Rules

Site Tours

Step back in time while touring the Field of Dreams farm house. During this guided 30-minute tour, you will hear stories about the home from its early days as the Lansing family homestead in the early 20th century to its rebirth as the set for the Kinsella family in the 1989 fantasy classic.

Spend the Night

Fans can spend the night in the newly remodeled three-bedroom farm house and enjoy the “Kinsella Experience.” Guests will be greeted personally by the Movie Site staff and will receive a complimentary gift basket. The house is available for rent and can accommodate groups of up to seven.

Two Cornhole Tournaments.
One Great Weekend.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Friday and Saturday Qualifiers: Open to anyone
  • Sunday ACO Dream Team Invitational: Open to the top 24 teams from the Friday & Saturday Qualifiers, plus any ACO Corny 40 player

ENTRY FEE:

  • $125 per Team for entry into (1) Qualifier (choose your time)
  • $295 per Team for entry into all (4) Qualifiers – SAVE $205!
  • $0 (free entry) for any ACO Corny 40 Player in the Sunday ACO Dream Team Invitational (must bring their own partner). Corny 40 players will be contacted directly for an invitation.
REGISTER NOW

ENTRY INCLUDES:

  • Entry into (1) or all (4) Qualifiers (depending on your ticket type)
  • (2) Event T-Shirts
  • (2) Drink Tickets (alcohol or non-alcohol)
  • (2) Home Tour Tickets

PRIZES – Qualifier Rounds:

  • Trophies for top teams


$25,000 GUARANTEED PURSE – Sunday Invitational:

  • First Place = $5,000
  • Second Place = $2,400
  • Top 4 (2 spots) = $2,000 each
  • Top 8 (4 spots) = $1,000 each
  • Top 16 (8 spots) = $500 each
  • Top 32 (16 spots) = $250 each
  • Top 64 (16 spots) = $100 each

FORMAT:

  • Limit 24 Teams in the Friday & Saturday Qualifier rounds
  • Single elimination, best 2 of 3 format
  • Minimum Two Game guarantee
  • Minimum of eight game guarantee – unless team qualifies early. Once a team qualifies for the final field of 64, they are not eligible to compete in other qualifiers (No credit or money back to teams that qualify early)
  • Top Teams from each Friday and Saturday Qualifier (minimum of 6) earn free entry into the final field of 64 teams in the Sunday ACO Dream Team Invitational
  • Final tournament structure TBD, based on total participation
REGISTER TO PLAY

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Open to all Season 17, Corny 40 players. You will be contacted by the ACO for an invitation.

FREE ENTRY

ENTRY INCLUDES:

  • 1 free night hotel stay Saturday August 28, 2022 for each Corny Forty participant
  • ACO Field of Dreams Corny 40 Jersey (to be worn during tournament play)

PRIZES:

  • Trophies for top 4 players
  • First Place Prize: Vacation stay from Go the Distance: “Kinsella Family Experience,” the ultimate Field of Dreams Movie Site package including an all-expenses paid trip to the movie site, an overnight stay in the Farm House, guided tours inside the house, movie site apparel, and more!

FORMAT:

  • Single Elimination single game, up to the Semi Finals
  • Semi Finals and Finals to be played as best 2 of 3 on the Center Court in The Barn (event center)

Festival starts in:

Schedule of Events

Friday – August 26, 2022

Courts Open: 8:00AM

ACO Dream Team Qualifiers

ACO Dream Team Qualifier #1
9:30AM

ACO Dream Team Qualifier #2
3:00AM

REGISTER TO PLAY

Saturday – August 27, 2022

Courts Open: 8:00AM

ACO Dream Team Qualifier #3

9:30AM

ACO Corny 40 Classic hosted by Field of Dreams Movie Site

10:00AM

ACO Dream Team Qualifier #4

3:00PM

Sunday – August 28, 2022

Courts Open: 8:00AM

ACO Dream Team Invitational hosted by Field of Dreams Movie Site

LOCATION:
Outdoors / Final games in the Field of Dreams Barn (event center)

10:00  First 32 matches on 32 courts
11:30  Final field of 32 matches on 16 courts
 1:00  Sweet 16:  8 matches on 8 courts
 2:30  Elite 8:  4 matches on 4 courts
 3:00  Final 4, in the Barn
 4:30  Semifinals, in the Barn
 6:00  Finals, in the Barn

LOCATION

The Field of Dreams Movie Site is located in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. Just 25 miles west of Dubuque along the Mississippi River where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet.

VISIT THE WEBSITE

Current Season 17 ACO Top Ranked 40 Players

Players ranked in the top “Corny 40” at the end of Season 17 (approximately June 2022) will be invited to attend the ACO Corny 40 Invitational at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, IA in August 2022.

This list is updated weekly, and may not reflect the most recent rankings.

RankPlayerStatePoints
1Derek Arnold WilliamsAL380
2Chase PuckettAL375
3Jack HarcrowAL372
4Craig ErvinMO368
5Chad ChesnutVA367
6Austin ThomasonKY365
7Michael ChittendenIN360
8Stuart GrahamVA360
9Sebastian BargerAR359
10Kyle AndersonIL358
11Matt GammonKY357
12Steve Smith (In)IN357
13Terry (Tbone) DawsonIN356
14Blake KarnickWI355
15Allen WinghamIN354
16Chris TinglerVA352
17Jaime FinchamVA350
18Travis VansickleIN348
19Todd GammonKY345
20Danny DeisherIL343
21Bracey BlantonMO341
22Mike WoltersVA341
23Spencer GarnerAR341
24Kaleb HurtVA336
25Justin DukeTN332
26Russell TabersKY328
27Allen BondeKS327
28Zach AdamsTN327
29Daniel ToltonAL327
30Randall GarrisonAL325
31Austin CameronVA323
32Gary FergusonTN320
33Claude MillerKY319
34Joey PersingerIL319
35Josh GloverMS318
36Devin WisemanMO318
37David HortonNC317
38Ryan HartKY316
39Jerry StallionsTN316
40Tj MillerIN313