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.

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.


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.


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.


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