Passion for Pork

Taste Alberta Pork all weekend at Porkapalooza 2016

Sharman - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Diva QPorkapalooza is back! This year, Edmonton’s meatiest BBQ festival takes over Clarke Park, next to Commonwealth Stadium, June 17 – 19, 2016.

Generously supported by Alberta Pork, the event features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition, food trucks serving BBQ pork, chicken and beef, food demonstration stages, a kids zone and beer gardens. If you have a passion for pork, you won’t want to miss this event.

This year’s festival includes a free three-day concert in support of the Fort McMurray Fire Relief fund featuring a great lineup of bands including The Sheepdogs, Gord Bamford, and Loverboy. The concerts are free; however, members of Rotary District 5370 will be on hand collecting donations in support of our neighbours to the north.

Stop by the BBQ competitors area to learn about the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition, then follow your nose towards an array of food trucks and vendors including Atilla the Hungry, Bully Food Truck, Gourmet Sausage Company, Memphis Blues BBQ House, Molly’s Eats, Sandwich & Sons, Smokehouse BBQ, where you can enjoy all thinks BBQ.

Don’t forget to stop by the food demo stage to learn how to make the perfect pork burger with Brian Misko from House of Q, Asian inspired sesame pork loin skewers with Diva Q, or how to break down a pig. See here for a full event schedule.


Time Location Activity
12:00 pm FOOD STAGE The Burly Chef – Daniel Huber
12:45-1:15 pm FOOD STAGE Brian Misko – “Perfecting the Pork Burger”
1:30-2:00 pm FOOD STAGE Taste Alberta/Commodity Groups
2:15-2:45 pm FOOD STAGE Diva Q – Asian Inspired Sesame Pork Loin Skewers
3:00-3:30 pm FOOD STAGE Nelvin Reyes (Pampa’s Brazilian Steakhouse) ‘Grilled Beef Ribs Mini Sandwiches with Onion Salsa’
3:45-4:15 pm FOOD STAGE Chef Andrew Cowan
3:45-4:15 pm FOOD STAGE Victor Hugo Raya (La Mar Land & Sea) – Mexican Chorizo & Quesadilla
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
12:00-12:30 pm FOOD STAGE Diva Q – the BBQ Competition & Orange-Glazed Ginger Pork Kebab
12:45-1:15 pm FOOD STAGE Chef Lindsay Porter
1:30-2:00 pm FOOD STAGE Elyse Chatterton – Breaking it Down: Butchering Half a Pig
2:15-2:45 pm FOOD STAGE Taste Alberta with Chef Doreen Prei
3:00-3:30 pm FOOD STAGE Richard Toll (Rage Catering) – “Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Pulled Pork”
3:45-4:15 pm FOOD STAGE Taste Alberta with Chef Doreen Prei
4:30-5:00 pm FOOD STAGE Danielle Job – Smoked Veggie Tacos