Thank you for your interest as a vendor at the 2022 EffingHAM-JAM scheduled for Friday, July 22 – Saturday, July 23 in Effingham, IL.

The EffingHAM-JAM was created as a community event to showcase the assets of our community to a national audience through the Kansas City BBQ Society as well as give local residents an opportunity to enjoy the excitement of the competition and gather in the heart of our community around the old Courthouse in downtown Effingham.

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 15,000 members worldwide and sanctions over 400 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America.

The HAM-JAM showcases the community to over 2,500 visitors and residents, making Effingham a destination. Each year, the event attracts more visitors with new activities and the planning committee continues to fine tune the activities to appeal to a broad audience.

Event Times:
Friday, July 22 | 5p-10p
Saturday, July 23 | 11a-4p
*subject to change

$125 non-electric
$175 electric (limited)
$100 Friend of the HAM-JAM Sponsor (additional & optional)
$25 EffingHAM-JAM T-shirt (additional & optional)


  • Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, or money order (must be sent upon completion of this application)
  • Please make checks payable to: “Effingham County Chamber”
  • Mail to: 903 N Keller Dr., Effingham, IL 62401

Vendor Agreement: Click here to view, print, sign, & attach with your application

Application: Please complete the below application and include any additional site requests by June 24, 2022. You will be notified of your approved application ASAP.

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.

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