Team information

  • Porkapalooza is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Site regulations and KCBS COVID-19 protocols are available for all participating teams.
  • 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
1908 BBQ Wainwright, AB
403 BBQ Co. Red Deer, AB
BK BBQ Didsbury, AB
Bordertown Bar-B-Que Lloydminster, AB
Brisket Butts Edmonton, AB
Didy Smoke It? Acadia Valley, AB
Dr. Frankenswine Edmonton, AB
Eggmonton Stogie Smokers Edmonton, AB
Frozen Toque BBQ Beaumont, AB
Gettin’ Sauced BBQ Bassano, AB
Grizzly Paw Smokers Edmonton, AB
Hogparts School of Smokecraft and Brew’ery Airdrie, AB
Home Cookin BBQ Redcliff, AB
Homestead Smoke Shack BBQ Colgate, SK
Meat Sweats BBQ AB Manning, AB
Motley Que Edmonton, AB
Pathfinder BBQ Edmonton, AB
Pork: The One You Love Edmonton, AB
Rocky Mountain Smokers Calgary, AB
SmellaQue Calgary, AB
Smoke and Sizzle Stony Plain, AB
Smokehouse BBQ Crew Leduc, AB
Smokin’ Hot Butts Camrose, AB
The Notorious PIG Calgary, AB
You Need A BBQ Sherwood Park, AB


Judges are required for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition taking place on August 15, 2021. All judging positions are currently occupied, and applications are no longer being accepted.

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