Thank you for participating in the 2022 EffingHAM-JAM Hometown Throwdown, presented by Big Papa’s, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, & Patterson Technology, scheduled for Friday, July 22 in Effingham, IL at 5:30p.

Your single entry fee will allow you to compete in all categories – chicken breast, pork loin, sauce/rub, side dish, Top Hog (amateur & corporate), and Grand Champion (overall).  – More details can be found here.

Entry fee: $100, includes one t-shirt, meat: chicken breasts & pork loin, & water access Spots are first come, first served.

Click here for Hometown Throwdown Rules 2022 – more details are shared in this document.


  • Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, or money order (must be sent upon completion of this application)
  • Make checks payable to: “Effingham County Chamber”
    • Mail to: 903 N Keller Dr., PO Box 643, Effingham, IL 62401
  • Call the Chamber to coordinate credit card payments

Spaces are 20’x20′
Pop-up tents are the responsibility of the team
One vehicle is allowed per team. Additional team member vehicles can be parked offsite
Water is provided at no charge

Limited power is available downtown. Please indicate in the form below if you need it provided for you.

Questions should be directed to Nicole Morrison, Director of Marketing & Communications, at (217) 342-4147 or

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: in consideration of your acceptance of this entry form and fee, i, the undersigned intending to be legally bound, do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages i may have against the Chamber foundation of effingham county, kcbs, and their agents and successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered to me in this event. I further grant permission to the chamber foundation of effingham county and/or agents authorized by them to use any photographs, videos, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. All Pit masters are responsible for their sites and any team members present.

EffingHAM-JAM - Hometown Throwdown Application
Please indicate if you need two 8ft tables provided for you.
Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $25/shirt. Please indicate the quantity & shirt size (S-4XL).
Please indicate that you have read the rules for Hometown Throwdown 2022.