Porkapalooza 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

The Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society regrets to inform its faithful followers that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Porkapalooza 2020 will not take place as originally planned. The seventh, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival was set to return to the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds this spring, featuring a rejuvenated concept with an exciting new partner. Unfortunately,…

Calling teams, judges and sponsors to Porkapalooza 2020

The seventh, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds this spring! The Porkapalooza festival (for our public guests) will take place on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. The Porkapalooza festival features a rejuvenated concept with an exciting new partner. More details will be released soon. The Porkapalooza KCBS-sanctioned BBQ…

Porkapalooza 2020: different date, enhanced entertainment

The seventh, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds from May 30–31, 2020! The change of date reflects an exciting new concept for the festival. Porkapalooza will continue to feature Canada’s largest BBQ competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), but it will also include a collaborative effort with…

Porkapalooza 2019 brings BBQ culture to the public

The sixth, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival took place from June 15–16, 2019 on the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds, featuring a 44-team BBQ competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), along with food, drink and entertainment for the thousands of public guests that attended. “This year’s Porkapalooza was another success,” said Mark Bosworth, Chair,…

Volunteers needed for Porkapalooza 2019

The sixth, annual 2019 Porkapalooza BBQ Festival takes place on Father’s Day weekend: Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds. Every year, we invite over 15,000 guests to celebrate BBQ culture with us, and that means…

BBQ judge classes announced for Alberta

UPDATE: Our Certified Barbeque Judge course is now full. Spots are still available in our Table Captain course.   Do you have a passion and palate for what makes good BBQ? Register now for Alberta’s only Certified Barbeque Judge and Table Captain classes in 2019, hosted by the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society and the Kansas…