Circle July 27 and 28 on your calendar and come downtown to Effingham, IL for the EffingHAM-JAM and Kansas City BBQ Society State BBQ Championship, sponsored by Coors Light in cooperation with Koerner Distributor.
Friday evening’s Hometown Throwdown local BBQ competition sets the stage for a great weekend of great BBQ, music, food and fun! Your team of amateur BBQ enthusiasts can compete for category trophies, a Taste for Ticket award and the Grand Champion team will take home the $250 cash prize, sponsored by Martin’s IGA! They’ll also have great music, food and beverages.
Thanks to the City of Effingham, participants will be able to move around the event area with beverages purchased at the Beer and Wine Tent. Friday night they are bringing back the popular Kilborn Alley Blues band from Champaign Quick and Bradley as well as EVOLVER (formerly ESP)!
Saturday is the official KCBS State Championship Competition, but there will be plenty of other things to enjoy, starting the day off with the popular Effingham Farmer’s Market along with live music by The Experienced. Competitor and vendor information/applications are now available online at www.effinghamjam.com and spaces are available at the low price of $100 per booth for the whole weekend. (Food vendor pricing is also available.)