What is Porkapalooza?

Porkapalooza is a world-class cooking competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). The competition features prizes awarded in various categories by type of meat and a chef’s challenge.

Porkapalooza is a non-profit organization with generous financial support from Alberta Pork and other amazing sponsors.

Location (authorized personnel only)

Past Winners

2019

  • Overall: SmellaQue
  • Chicken: SmellaQue
  • Ribs: Arrowhead North
  • Pork: Prairie Smoke & Spice
  • Brisket: BK BBQ

2018

  • Overall: Prairie Smoke & Spice
  • Chicken: Alberta Bones BBQ
  • Ribs: Arrowhead North
  • Pork: Prairie Smoke & Spice
  • Brisket: Baby J and the Brothers

2017

  • Overall: Arrowhead North
  • Chicken: SmellaQue
  • Ribs: Read Boar BBQ
  • Pork: Prairie Smoke & Spice
  • Brisket: The Devil Made Me Q It

2016

  • Overall: Arrowhead North
  • Chicken: Arrowhead North
  • Ribs: Kings of Smoke
  • Pork: Cornerstone BBQ
  • Brisket: Arrowhead North

2015

  • Overall: Arrowhead North
  • Chicken: Arrowhead North
  • Ribs: Saucy Dawg BBQ
  • Pork: House of Q
  • Brisket: Arrowhead North

2014

  • Overall: Prairie Smoke & Spice
  • Chicken: 3 Tons of Fun
  • Ribs: Trent’s Smokin’ BBQ
  • Pork: Prairie Smoke & Spice
  • Brisket: Porky Fatstacks BBQ & Social Club

Alberta-based KCBS competitions

Smoke, Wind & Fire

July 10–11, 2021

Lethbridge, Alberta

Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Logo

Porkapalooza

August 14–15, 2021

Edmonton, Alberta

BBQ on the Bow

September 3–5, 2021

Didsbury, Alberta