Team 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 will be madeĀ available for further reference.
  • Porkapalooza is a two-day festival with an optional category 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.
  • 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!

Who is competing at Porkapalooza 2021?

Team name Origin Team name Origin
1908 BBQ Wainwright, AB Grizzly Paw Smokers Edmonton, AB
403 BBQ Co. Red Deer, AB Hogparts School of Smokecraft and Brew’ery Airdrie, AB
Always Smoked Barbecue Edmonton, AB Meat Sweats BBQ AB Manning, AB
BBQ Team NAIT Edmonton, AB Motley Que Edmonton, AB
Bigg Smoak BBQ Richer, MB Pathfinder BBQ Edmonton, AB
BK BBQ Didsbury, AB Prairie Smoke & Spice Pilot Butte, SK
Didy Smoke It? Acadia Valley, AB Rocky Mountain Smokers Calgary, AB
Dos Smokin Bros Langdon, AB SmellaQue Calgary, AB
Dr. Frankenswine Edmonton, AB Smokehouse BBQ Crew Leduc, AB
Eggmonton Stogie Smokers Edmonton, AB Smokin’ Hot Butts Camrose, AB
Frozen Toque BBQ Beaumont, AB Trailer Pork Boys St. Albert, AB
Getting’ Sauced BBQ Bassano, AB You Need A BBQ Sherwood Park, AB


Judge applications are done being accepted for the seventh Porkapalooza BBQ Festival. Thanks to everyone who applied!

Judges will be required for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition taking place on May 30, 2021.

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