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EffingHAM-JAM 2024

Put some pork on your fork at EffingHAM-JAM, presented by Koerner Distributor, Inc., on Friday, July 12.

The Hometown Throwdown local BBQ competition sets the stage for a night of great BBQ, music, food, and fun! Your team of amateur BBQ enthusiasts can compete for category trophies, Top Hogs, and the Grand Champion team. The Grand Champion walks away with a cash prize, too!

Net proceeds from EffingHAM-JAM go to the Chamber Foundation of Effingham County Scholarship Program.

Your opportunity to win fantastic prizes while supporting a great cause! For just $10 per ticket, you’ll have a chance to win a remarkable 42″ walnut bar height table & bar stools donated by John Boos & Co. Outlet ($2,000 value) or a two-burner tabletop Blackstone ($250 value) generously donated by The Equity. Hurry, as only 500 tickets will be sold, ensuring your chances of winning remain high. Winner will be announced on HAM-JAM night! Click here to purchase tickets!

HAM CITY JAM Demo (Washington Ave. between 3rd & 4th St.)
4pm – 7pm

Food Trucks | Vendors | Beer Tent (4th St. between Jefferson Ave & Washington Ave.)
4pm – 10:30pm

Hometown Throwdown Amateur BBQ Challenge (Jefferson Ave. between 3rd & 4th St.)
5:00pm – until sold out*
Interested in showing off your barbecue skills in the amateur competition? Application is below!
*While tasting samples last – no refunds

The Troubadours (4th St. City Parking Lot)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Loose Lips (4th St. City Parking Lot)
7pm – 10:30pm

Hometown Throwdown – Agreement | Application
Vendor – Agreement | Application
Volunteer – Sign up!

Savory | All American Grill; Crazy 8’s BBQ; Poe’d Smoked BBQ; Taqueria Jalisco
Sweet | Gilmore’s Freeze-Dried Treats; The Green Creamery; Sarver Sweet Treats
+ More | Culligan Water; Family Care Associates, Hey Look Mushrooms; Renewal by Anderson

Interested in partnering with the Chamber & Chamber Foundation of Effingham County to grow the proceeds for the Scholarship Program? Click here to view sponsor options.

Presenting | Koerner Distributor, Inc.
Entertainment & Bottled Water | HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital
Trophy & Raffle | John Boos & Co.
Technology & Safety | City of Effingham/Effingham CVB
Stage | Heartland Towing & Recovery
T-Shirts | Wabash Communications CO-OP
Hometown Throwdown | Land of Lincoln Credit Union
Blue Smoke | Premier Broadcasting
Burnt Ends | J&J Gaming; Law Group, LTD; Midland States Bank; Whitney Roofing
Texas Crutch | Agracel, Inc.; Canarm; Dieterich Bank; Effingham Asphalt; Effingham Travel Agency; Elite Hair Studio; Evergreen Nursing & Rehab; First Mid Bank & Trust; Flying Buddha Fitness LLC; Jansen’s Heating & Air; New Horizons Orthotics & Prosthetics; Peerless of America; RE/MAX Key Advantage; RE/MAX Key Advantage-The Speer Group; Resin; Sport Designs & Graphics
Friend | Bank of Hillsboro; Dot Behrns; The Marxman Group; SIR Investigations; Wortman Printing
In Kind | Effingham Park District; Goeckner Bros Inc.; Heartland Towing & Recovery; La Quinta Inn & Suites

Hometown Throwdown Competitors:
Holy Smokers Rub Co.
Impractical Jokers
John Boos & Co.
Koerner Distributor, Inc.
Loose Screw BBQ
Pearhead BBQ
Porking Lot Smokers
Smoked Backyard BBQ
Southridge Smokers
The Saucy Dudes
Wonkey Donkey

Event & Contact Information:
Nicole Morrison
(217) 347-6282




Friday, July 12


4:00pm - 11:30pm


Downtown Effingham
Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401

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