Passion for Pork

4th Annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Heats up June 10 -11, 2017

Sharman - Monday, June 5, 2017

Porkapalooza has found a new home; this year, Edmonton’s meatiest festival will take over Northlands June 10 – 11, 2017!

Danielle Dimovski of Diva Q

This event is a great opportunity to learn about BBQ culture. As an official Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned events, teams competing in the festival’s BBQ competition have a chance to win $16,000 in prizes as well as an entry to compete in Kansas City.

Food Demonstrations

Back for her 4th year at Porkapalooza, Diva Q will be on hand to share tips and tricks to cooking Alberta pork on the grill over at the SERVUS Credit Union Food Stage at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

If you love food competitions, you won’t want to miss chef Paul Shufelt of Workshop Eatery and chef Andrew Cowan of Northern Chicken going head to head in a BBQ black box challenge. Check out this line up of great local chefs and butchers, and meat specialists on the food stage:

I’ll also be joining the food stage with The Spaniard to show how he makes paella on the grill. Each session will not only be tasty and informative, there is also a chance to win prizes from Taste Alberta, chefs products, restaurant gift cards, and even a paella pan courtesy of The Italian Centre.

Meat, Meat, and more Meat

Visitors will have a chance to taste some BBQ at the Porkapalooza Experience tent, as well as indulge at the incredible line up of food trucks and vendors.

While Porkapalooza is a food festival that explores the art and culture of BBQ, it is also supports some great charities in Edmonton. This year, Porkapalooza is working with three hard-working local charities: Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta, Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS), and AdaptAbilities.

Porkapalooza encompasses all the components of a festival: local food trucks, beer gardens, food demonstration stage, a Kids Zone playground and plenty of entertainment. Grab some friends, collect the family, and be sure to bring your appetite. For more information visit and follow @PorkapaloozaYEG on twitter for event updates.