Competition results

View the full competition results for Porkapalooza 2019.

Congratulations to our Grand Champion, SmellaQue, and our Reserve Champion, Prairie Smoke & Spice, along with all teams that competed!

Who competed at Porkapalooza 2019?

Team name Origin Team name Origin
4 Hogs and a Smokin’ Rack Spruce Grove, AB Murfy’s BBQ Co. Calgary, AB
403 BBQ Co. Red Deer, AB Olde Smokey’s BBQ Shack Rocky Mountain House, AB
Alberta Pork: The One You Love Edmonton, AB Pathfinder BBQ Edmonton, AB
Always Smoked Barbecue Edmonton, AB Porky FatStacks BBQ & Social Club Calgary, AB
Arrowhead North BBQ White City, SK Prairie Smoke & Spice Pilot Butte, SK
Bad to the Brisket Calgary, AB Q-Up Wainwright, AB
BBQ Team NAIT Edmonton, AB Rack Addicts BBQ Team Calgary, AB
Big Boy BBQ Kamsack, SK Rocky Mountain Smokers Calgary, AB
BK BBQ Didsbury, AB Rusty’s Smoke BBQ The Blue Mountains, ON
D’Arcy’s Meat Masters St. Albert, AB SmellaQue Calgary, AB
Didy Smoke It? Acadia Valley, AB Smoke and Sizzle Edmonton AB
Dos Smokin’ Bros Regina, SK Smoke’em If You Got’em Edmonton, AB
Dr. Frankenswine Edmonton, AB Smokehouse BBQ Edmonton, AB
Eggmonton Stogie Smokers Edmonton, AB Smokin’ Aces Edmonton, AB
Flaming Seahorses BBQ Edmonton, AB Smokin’ Hot Butts Camrose, AB
Frozen Toque BBQ Beaumont, AB The Black Bull BBQ Sherwood Park, AB
Gettin’ Sauced BBQ Lethbridge, AB The Burnt End Red Deer, AB
Grizzly Paw Smokers Edmonton, AB The Devil Made Me Q It Saskatoon, SK
Henday North Barbecue Company Edmonton, AB The Grill Geek Edmonton, AB
Hog Heads BBQ Edmonton, AB Mission, BC
Hogparts School of Smokecraft and Brew’ery Airdrie, AB We B Smokin’ Spruce Grove, AB
Meat Mulisha Sherwood Park, AB You Need A BBQ Sherwood Park, AB

Competition information


  • Porkapalooza is a KCBS-sanctioned competition. If you have not already done so, familiarize yourself with the competition rules prior to applying. A BBQ team information guide is available for further reference.
  • Porkapalooza is a two-day festival with optional categories (Chef’s Choice, 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 festival first, 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!



Certified Barbeque Judge and Table Captain classes in Alberta took place in May 2019. Learn more.

Only KCBS-qualified Certified Barbeque Judges and Table Captains may participate in KCBS-sanctioned competitions worldwide, including Porkapalooza.

The next call-out for judges at Porkapalooza will occur in 2020.

Accepted judges will be contacted by the Porkapalooza organizers.