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 Cup of BBQ

Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Logo

Heritage Heat BBQ

Cremona, Alberta

Porkapalooza

May 29–30, 2021

Edmonton, Alberta

Battle River BBQ Showdown

Camrose, Alberta

BBQ on the Bow

Calgary, Alberta