Porkapalooza judge applications – now accepted

Judge applications are now being accepted for the seventh Porkapalooza BBQ Festival! Judges will be required for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition taking place on May 30, 2021. Apply now. Only KCBS Certified Barbeque Judges and Table Captains may participate in KCBS-sanctioned competitions worldwide, including Porkapalooza. There are currently no KCBS judging courses…

Porkapalooza team applications now accepted

UPDATE: Team registration for the seventh Porkapalooza BBQ Festival is full! Thank you to all teams that applied. Any other teams interested in competing may continue expressing interest using our team application form, for placement on a waiting list (should any confirmed teams decide against competing). Team applications are now being accepted on a first…

Porkapalooza 2021: well worth the wait

The seventh Porkapalooza BBQ Festival returns from May 29–30, 2021! Pending any Government of Alberta COVID-19 public health restrictions, this year’s event will take place at Half Moon Lake Resort, just east of Edmonton, featuring 24 Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition team spots. Further details to be announced. Team registrations open on February 1,…

Porkapalooza 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

The Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society regrets to inform its faithful followers that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Porkapalooza 2020 will not take place as originally planned. The seventh, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival was set to return to the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds this spring, featuring a rejuvenated concept with an exciting new partner. Unfortunately,…

Calling teams, judges and sponsors to Porkapalooza 2020

The seventh, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds this spring! The Porkapalooza festival (for our public guests) will take place on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. The Porkapalooza festival features a rejuvenated concept with an exciting new partner. More details will be released soon. The Porkapalooza KCBS-sanctioned BBQ…

Porkapalooza 2020: different date, enhanced entertainment

The seventh, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds from May 30–31, 2020! The change of date reflects an exciting new concept for the festival. Porkapalooza will continue to feature Canada’s largest BBQ competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), but it will also include a collaborative effort with…

Porkapalooza 2019 brings BBQ culture to the public

The sixth, annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival took place from June 15–16, 2019 on the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds, featuring a 44-team BBQ competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), along with food, drink and entertainment for the thousands of public guests that attended. “This year’s Porkapalooza was another success,” said Mark Bosworth, Chair,…

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.…