Downtown Effingham
120 E Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Festival is held in late July each year

Head downtown to celebrate all things BBQ for the EffingHAM JAM on July 27-28th.  Friday night features the popular Hometown Throwdown, including an amateur BBQ competition, live music, beer garden, BBQ samples and more! The amateur BBQ competition setup will begin at 8 a.m.., and cooking will begin following setup. Judging will take place at 5 p.m., and the public food tasting will start at 5:30 p.m. For more information on partipicipating in the Hometown Throwdown BBQ competition, please visit the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's website for rules and entry form:  www.effinghamcountychamber.com.

On Saturday you can enjoy watching the pros compete in the official KCBS BBQ State Championship Competition! The sanctioned event will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. with a $6,000 prize purse. We will have plenty of fun for the whole family on Saturday including food, beer garden, live music and plenty of kids activities. 

Two-day event filled with BBQ and fun! Come downtown Friday for the local Hometown Throwdown BBQ Competition and stay for live music, wine and beer tasting and more. Come back downtown Saturday to see the pros compete in the KCBS BBQ Competition and enjoy plenty of family fun!