Thank you for participating in the 2022 EffingHAM-JAM Hometown Throwdown scheduled for Friday, July 22 in Effingham, IL at 5p.

Your single entry fee will allow you to compete in all categories – chicken, pork, sauce/rub, theme, Top Hog (amateur & corporate), and Grand Champion (overall).

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


  • 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

All teams are required to provide their own power source/generator to alleviate strain on power supply. Power will not be supplied 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
Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $25/shirt. Please indicate the quantity & shirt size (S-4XL).