Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th
KCBS State Championship: Overall Ranking for Best BBQ in New York State
- Grand Champion: Jacked Up BBQ
- Reserve Grand Champion: Good Smoke BBQ
- Second Reserve Grand Champion: The 5th Artery
Now in its seventh year, the annual Troy Pig Out welcomes professional BBQ teams from across the United States and Canada for this two-day weekend competition – which includes a People's Choice St. Louis Rib competition – on Saturday, and the "main event" on Sunday.
Barbeque vendors and live music are the main attractions for guests to the festival, filling Riverfront Park both days, and featuring a special fireworks show on Saturday night over the Hudson River.
The Troy Pig Out is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Association and the Office of the Governor as the Official New York State BBQ Championship which qualifies the winner to move on to the National Championships!
If you are certified KCBS Judge and would like to Judge the Pig Out, please complete and return the Judging Application.
2nd Hand Smoke**
All Fired Up & Kicking Ash
Bootlegger's on Broadway
Buzzard's Bay Barbeque**
Congamond Flying Pig BBQ**
Dan's TBD BBQ
Daryl's Dirty Deeds
Dr. Butt's BBQ
General Joe's BBQ**
Good Smoke BBQ
Jacked up BBQ
Kiss my Brisket**
Kiss my Butt BBQ**
MF Smokey BBQ**
Miller's Backyard BBQ
Packin' Heat BBQ**
Smokin Ain't Easy**
Squeels on Wheels**
The 5th Artery
Yanni's Too Restaurant
** = People's Choice Competitor
Schedule of Events
Saturday, July 19th:
11:00am - 10:00pm Official Festival Hours
11:00am Festival Begins
11:00am - 12:30pm Music: Henry's Rifle
1:00pm - 2:00pm Chef Demo
2:00pm - 3:00pm Chef Demo
1:00pm - 2:30pm Music: Chris Dukes Band
3:00pm - 4:00pm Chef Demo
4:00pm - 5:00pm Chef Demo
3:00pm - 4:30pm Music: The Getdown
5:00pm The People's Choice Rib Contest
5:00pm - 6:30pm Music: Joe Lowry
7:00pm - 9:20pm Music: Wild Adriatic
9:20pm People's Choice Awards
11:00am - 12:30pm Music: Dan Johnson
1:00pm - 2:30 pm Music: Jimy Graham Band
2:00pm - 3:00pm Chef Demo
3:00pm - 4:00pm Music: Chelsea Cavanaugh
3:00pm - 4:00pm Chef Demo & KCBS Awards Ceremony
If you are interested in either vending or competing at the 2014 Troy Pig Out, please complete the corresponding application below:
Plus – You can participate in the Dinosaur Barbque People's Choice Rib Taste-Off!
Help crown the People's Choice Rib champ! At just $1 per rib, you can sample them all, and help raise money for the Northeast Kidney Foundation! It works like this...
Buy as many tickets as you like. One ticket gets you one rib. For every five rib tickets you buy, you get a special ballot. After you have sampled all the ribs you care to taste, drop your completed ballot at back at the ticket booth to register your vote!
Buy your tickets beginning at 5:00 p.m. and start sampling right away! We have 8,000 tickets to sell - first come, first serve! This portion of the event sells out FAST – almost immediately – so prepare to jump in line with some serious BBQ fanatics.
For festival guests who want to sample BBQ but want to avoid the frenetic pace of the People's Choice Competition, our BBQ Vendors will be offering a sample size for between $1 and $5, allowing you to try several different offerings from different vendors!
Check them out in our food court!
The Troy Pig Out is made possible by generous donations from our sponsors. If you'd like to Sponsor the Pig Out, Click here for more information.