2024 Hometown Throwdown

Are you ready to compete in the ultimate amateur BBQ battle at EffingHAM-JAM?

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BBQ Sauce

Friday July 12th


You're invited to put some pork on your fork at the Hometown Throwdown amateur BBQ competition.

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Music &

Check out all of the activities, entertainment, and raffle prizes featured at HAM-JAM! With food, music and much more!

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Learn about all the other experiences that the city of Effingham has to offer, as well as local lodging and events.

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Downtown Effingham, IL

Building Our Community

Every dollar spent at the EffingHAM-JAM goes towards supporting the communities of Effingham County. Local businesses get the opportunity to show off their work through sponsorships, vending, and food & beverage catering.

Proceeds from the event also go to the Chamber Community Scholarship Program, which is set up by the Chamber Foundation of Effingham County, and helps residents of Effingham County in their higher education journey.