If you can aim and toss a corn bag 30 feet, you can master the game of bags! Joining forces with Tony Sundstrom, our Bags Tournament Director, we are welcoming more teams, introducing a cash prize for 1st through 6th place, raffles, door prizes, and much more. Cost is $50 per team to include 2 beverage tickets, 2 Block Party tickets, and 2 koozies. The adult tournament will take place at 11 am in the High Porch Block Party grounds, located in the Marriott south parking lot. Free play for attendees of any age is encouraged after tournament play! In addition to cash, the 2019 First Place Team will win the Ultimate Hawkeye Tailgating Kit (valued at more than $350) comprised of:

  • A wooden board bags set provided by Tailgating Specialties
  • (2) tickets to Iowa vs University of Miami – Ohio
  • Other tailgating goodies

What is Bags?
Bags is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called bags platforms and bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their bags onto the platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.

A HUGE thank you to our friends at Tailgating Specialties for providing the winners with a set of bags! Find them in the World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow.

A HUGE thank you to our Bags Tournament Sponsor, Businessolver!


Need a room? Book group rate for Fry Fest Vendors Aug 2019 

Rooms are available at the Coralville Marriott at $139 USD per night. You must be a FRYfest Vendor or Bags Tournament Participant.


Online registration for the 2019 FRYfest Bags Tournament is closed. You are able to register in person at the tournament at 10:30 am during check-in.

For questions about the Bags Tournament please contact Morgan Smith at morgan@thinkiowacity.com .