Passion for Pork

Porkapalooza BBQ Festival – June 16-17, 2018

Sharman - Monday, June 11, 2018

Its finally here! The Porkapalooza BBQ Festival is on this Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17, 2018 at Northlands.

Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

2018 marks the 5th year for Edmonton’s annual Porkapalooza BBQ Festival. This weekend, Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino will play host to the two-day community event showcasing the art and culture of BBQ.

Let your nose lead the way to the mouth-watering smell of smoked meat and charcoal.  BBQ teams from across Canada will be competing for $16,000 in prize money, and variety of food vendors (including Boss Hog’s BBQFat FranksGator BBQMisty Mountain BBQ, and Smokehouse BBQ) will be serving up meat, meat and more meat.

There are plenty of activities for the whole family, from the Kids Zone to the Entertainment Stage. And don’t forget the opportunity to learn more about BBQ at the Food Demonstration Stage.

This year’s lineup includes:

Stu Whyte of Original Redhead Condiments

Saturday, June 16

Sunday, June 17


The Father’s Day weekend event is organized by the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society with generous financial support from Alberta Pork and other sponsors. This year, Porkapalooza will support three local charities:

So grab your family and friends and get your Porkapalooza on!

Brian Misko, award-winning BBQ sauce and spice creator, BBQ teacher, and public speaker with House of Q, based in Vancouver.