Before you fill out our team application form, consider the following:

  • Porkapalooza is a KCBS-sanctioned competition. If you have not already done so, familiarize yourself with the competition rules prior to applying. Porkapalooza is a two-day festival with optional categories (Chef’s Challenge, steak competition, Kids’ Challenge) on Saturday and traditional KCBS categories (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket) on Sunday. KCBS categories are not optional, and all teams must compete in all KCBS categories or else risk disqualification.
  • Most competitors arrive on-site for set-up on Friday evening or early Saturday morning and will be asked to remain on-site until Sunday evening when the public festival hours have ended.
  • While Porkapalooza is a barbeque competition, we invite members of the general public to attend. Many of our guests are interested in learning more about competition barbeque, and teams are encouraged to interact with guests in a friendly manner.
  • In previous years, Porkapalooza has attracted protesters. All members of the public are welcome at Porkapalooza, but because the festival takes place on private property, festival organizers reserve the right to remove any guest at any time. Teams are explicitly instructed not to engage with any individuals protesting on public property outside the festival grounds. If you encounter any issues with protestors inside the festival grounds, please notify a festival organizer immediately.
  • If you love to have fun and hang out with great people while smoking delicious meat, Porkapalooza could be the right fit for you!
  • Get your smoke on at the Big Meat Up!