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…

What to Know Before You Compete

Before you fill out our team application form, consider the following: Porkapalooza is a KCBS-sanctioned competition. If you have not already done so, familiarize yourself with the competition rules prior to applying. 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.…

Interesting in Becoming a Judge?

Interested in Becoming a Judge at Porkapalooza 2019? All judges must be certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Certification classes are held across North America. If you have not done so already, register for an upcoming class, then complete our application form. The Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society does not cover any judges’ costs, but judges…