Passion for Pork

Porkapalooza BBQ Festival A BIG Success

Admin - Saturday, June 14, 2014

We often say the ‘The Pig is Big’ when referring to the popularity of pork but what is even BIGGER were the crowds that turned out for the inaugural Porkapalooza BBQ Festival in Edmonton (June 14-15).

Crowd estimates of 25,000 plus showed up at Hawrelak Park to enjoy the great food, music and the smells of Southern BBQ ‘that were ‘Smokin Up The City’.

The big winners at the inaugural Porkapalooza BBQ competition were Grand Champion ‘Prairie Smoke and Spice’ (Pilot Butte, SK) and the Reserve Grand Champion ‘House of Q’ (Surrey, BC).

The host of the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival was Danielle Dimovski (Diva Q) from the hit television show ‘BBQ Crawl’. Danielle cooked up some of her favourite pork recipes, made time for all who wanted to meet her and share their own BBQ stories. She was also spotted picking up garbage, getting water for BBQ teams, cleaning up and helping out wherever help was needed.

If you missed the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival this year there is always next year. Stay tuned!


Rob & Jacy Reinhardt (Prairie Smoke & Spice), Danielle Dimovski (Diva Q)

and Brian & Corinne Misko (House of Q).  Click here to see all the winners of the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival.