Team information

  • Porkapalooza is a KCBS-sanctioned competition. If you have not already done so, familiarize yourself with the competition rules prior to applying. Site regulations and KCBS COVID-19 protocols are privately available for all authorized personnel.
  • Porkapalooza includes an optional cooking 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.
  • 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 competition results have been compiled.
  • In previous years, Porkapalooza has attracted protesters. Because the competition takes place on private property, organizers reserve the right to remove any individual at any time. Teams are explicitly instructed not to engage with any individuals protesting on public property outside of the competition site. If you encounter any issues with protestors, please notify an organizer immediately.
  • If you love to have fun and hang out 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 Hogparts School of Smokecraft and Brew’ery Airdrie, AB
403 BBQ Co. Red Deer, AB Meat Sweats BBQ AB Manning, AB
Always Smoked Barbecue Edmonton, AB Motley Que Edmonton, AB
BBQ Team NAIT Edmonton, AB Pathfinder BBQ Edmonton, AB
Bigg Smoak BBQ Richer, MB Pork: The One You Love 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 Smoke and Sizzle Edmonton, AB
Eggmonton Stogie Smokers Edmonton, AB Smokehouse BBQ Crew Leduc, AB
Frozen Toque BBQ Beaumont, AB Smokin’ Hot Butts Camrose, AB
Getting’ Sauced BBQ Bassano, AB Trailer Pork Boys St. Albert, AB
Grizzly Paw Smokers Edmonton, 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.