Heart of Country Festival 2019

This was the first year that Heart of Country Festival was free and open to the public and, depsite the rainy weather, our turn out was great! We had an estimated 200 guests, 5 bands, 7 food trucks, and over 30 local vendors. Overall, we raised almost $9,000 from our sponsors, generous donations, and raffle tickets sales!

 

Thank you to all of our participants!

Thank you for your support!

This year we had many sponsors, food trucks, vendors, artists, and people involved with this big event!

Heart of Country Festival

Join us for Heart of Country 2020 on Sunday, September 13th at Alton Baker Park from 11AM - 5PM

Come and take in the sounds from local bands, eat delicious food from local food trucks, and shop wares from local vendors, all while dancing the day away! 

Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win fantastic prizes! All proceeds benefit A Family for Every Child.

Text HOC2020 to donate or sponsor the event!

 

Check out pictures from last year's Heart of Country Festival!

2019 Sponsors and donors

Last year, we had many sponsors, food trucks, vendors, artists, and people involved with this big event!

Heart of Country 2018

The Event

We had a great turn out this year! We had over 150 guests, 5 bands, 6 BBQ competitors, and 2 kids competitors! We raised over $6000 from sponsors, numerous generous donations, sold around 75 tickets, sold 120 raffle tickets. Overall we raised almost $10,000 dollars!

The Winners

Darkside of the Q
Best BBQ Industry Category
Big Daddy Cheer’s Backyard BBQ
Best BBQ Backyard Category
Old Dirty Basters
People’s Choice
The Mighty Yaskovic’s / Flour Power
Kids Competition

Not Pictured :

Team Paxleen
Bacon Side Dish

Tara Brown
Raffle

Thank you for your support!

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

Levi Strauss
Heart of Country Partner

Parr Lumber
Entertainment Sponsor and donation of Green Mountain Grill

Oregon Rehab Squad
Kid Zone Sponsor

Koffler Boats
Heart Gallery Sponsor

Rosboro
Friend of HOC

Rainbow Valley Design and Construction
Friend of HOC

Hitch Pro and Tow
HOC Donor

Judges

Thank you to our judges:

Steve Brown
94.5 MixFM

Mary Riley
94.5 MixFM

Mark Stern
Carte Blanche Catering

Competitors

Thank you to our Competitors:

Big Daddy Cheer’s Backyard BBQ
Bill and Tim’s Barbecue
Darkside of the Q
Dicky’s Barbecue Pit
Flour Power
The Mighty Yaskovics
Old Dirty Basters
Rockstar BBQ

Heart of Country Competition Information

Industry Category

Local BBQ Food Trucks and Restaurants

Includes
  • 10 ft. x 15 ft. space for preparing and cooking food, as well as handing out samples
  • 2 oz. cups for tasting samples
  • Competitors will hand out tasting samples to patron’s to conduct the judging for the People’s Choice award.

Entry Fee: $200

Backyard Category

Those who BBQ for sport or fun

Includes
  • 10 ft. x 15 ft. space for preparing and cooking food, as well as handing out samples
  • 2 oz. cups for tasting samples
  • Competitors will hand out tasting samples to patron’s to conduct the judging for the People’s Choice award.

Entry Fee: $150

Bacon Side Dish Competition

Information
  • All dishes must be prepared ahead of time
  • Dishes must be marked with any dietary allergens
  • Must contain enough for 100 1oz tastes

Entry Fee: $40

Kid’s Cooking Competition

Information
  • All dishes must be prepared ahead of time
  • Dishes must be marked with any dietary allergens

Entry Fee: $20

Heart of Country

August 26, 2018
3:00 pm to 8pm
Dorris Ranch, Springfield Oregon

A Family For Every Child is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Heart of County Celebration. This year we are changing things up by adding a BBQ cook off! We will have professional and backyard divisions competing for the bragging rights of best barbecue ribs, pork, and chicken. We will also have a Bacon Side Dish in which competitors bring a homemade bacon dish for the chance to win the People’s Choice Award for best side. There will be a kid’s dessert competition allowing children the opportunity to show off their awesome cooking skills along side our other competitors.

This is a family-friendly event and there will be activities for kids.

Tickets
Adults: $30
Youth: $15
Under 6: Free

Event Information

Food and Beverage:

On top of the barbecue, bacon, and dessert competitors providing food samples, we will also have a beer garden stocked with cold beer for purchase. Each guest will be given tasting tickets for samples of the competitors dishes. Additionally, we will have corn on the cob and watermelon included with your Heart of Country ticket, as well as for sale along with non-alcoholic beverages such as water, soda, and sweet tea.

Entertainment:

We will have live country music featuring local bands from the area including, Jeri James, Haywire, Outlaw Shine, and Dusty Herd. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on at the event. There will be plenty of room for dancing and enjoying the music.

Volunteers:

If you would like to volunteer to help us make Heart of Country a great event, please email events@afamilyforeverychild.org

Heart of Country Raffle

This year at Heart of Country we will be raffling off a Green Mountain Jim Bowie Grill Wifi Enabled Pellet Grill!

This grill has a value of $899.99. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or 6 for $50.

Tickets are available for purchase, and you don’t have to be present to win. Those living in Oregon are eligible to win the grill. For all those living outside of Oregon, more raffle prizes will be available! This is a great way to get involved in Heart of Country for those who are not local to the Eugene area.
Purchase Raffle Tickets

Sponsors:

We still need sponsorships for this event! Without the help of our sponsors we would not be able to hold these fundraising events benefiting so many children.

  • Headline Sponsor – $5000
  • Heart of Country Partner – $2500
  • Barbecue Sponsor – $1000
  • Kid’s Zone Sponsor – $1000
Sponsorship Packet