EffingHAM JAM BBQ Festival


EffingHAM JAM BBQ festival is July 27 and 28 in downtown Effingham.

It is a Kansas City BBQ Society State Championship Cookoff and Hometown Throwdown amateur competition. 

The event draws professional teams from all over the Midwest and Illinois.
The event also includes musical entertainment, a pancake breakfast, CrossFit event, Kids activities including a Power Wheels demo derby and obstacle course, Dilly Bar Eating contest, and a local favorite – Schottman’s Sweet Corn that is cooked with power from an old fashioned steam engine. 

The event has been officially endorsed by the Illinois Bicentennial.

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