What is Porkapalooza?

Porkapalooza includes a world-class cooking competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

The competition features over $15,000 in prize money awarded in various categories by type of meat, a chef’s challenge and special young chef events. Porkapalooza is one of four Alberta Cup barbeque competitions taking place this year.

The festival is free for anyone to attend and includes plenty of activities for families and food lovers to enjoy. Guests are invited to check out guided tours of the Competition Area, cooking demonstrations from professional chefs at our Food Stage and a play area and craft station in our Kids’ Zone.

Competition rules and provincial health regulations dictate food service at the festival. Many barbeque teams are not permitted to sell food or provide samples for guests, but they are more than happy to talk their craft. Food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) services will be available on-site for guests to satisfy their needs.

The festival is organized by the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society, a non-profit organization, with generous financial support from Alberta Pork and other amazing sponsors.

Festival Grounds

Festival Location

Transportation & Accommodations

Getting to the Edmonton Expo Centre can be easy.

Be sure to have a plan for getting to and from the festival grounds safely, especially if you are consuming alcoholic beverages.