Troy Pig Out 2015

The 8th annual Troy Pig Out challenged barbeque masters from across the Northeast to duke it out for the top prize in the categories of: Best Pulled Pork, Best BBQ Chicken, Best Pork Rib, Best Beef Brisket, Grand Champion, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice Pork Rib contest, Mayor’s Choice, and more.

The Troy Pig Out is an official Empire State competition sanctioned by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, citing New York pride in its place as the site of events that highlight the state and its tradition of excellence in offering unique foods and specialty dishes often based upon tried and true recipes that have endured through the generations. 

For a full list of all the wonderful 2015 vendors click HERE!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

This year’s Troy Pig Out saw several refinements to rules and regulations for the general competition, as well as event schedule and programming.

New in 2015!

  • Take Home the Pig  Grand Champion across all three meat categories was awarded prize money, a 2015 Troy Pig Out trophy, and their business branding on the label for the Troy Pig Out Championship Hickory Barbeque Sauce and Brown Sugar Bourbon Rub for the following year.
  • Offsite Cooking Allowed  For the first time ever, local business owners were able to compete and vend at the Troy Pig Out without having to prepare their food onsite. This change threw the doors wide open to greater Capital Region culinary champions in their own right, inviting a diverse selection of delicious themed menu options. The sky’s the limit for a pig to fly!
  • Favorites-Focused Competition  Categories for judging focused on crowd favorites – Pork Rib, Pulled Pork Beef Brisket, and Chicken – for their ease of preparation and accessibility to a wider audience.
  • One day, endless food and fun  2015’s Troy Pig Out scaled back from two days to a single day festival, packed with lip-smacking BBQ and family-friendly entertainment like live music, American classic pie and hot dog eating contests, children’s games and performances, craft vendors, and so much more.


2015 Live Music Line Up

MAURIZIO    A Troy native who was writing and singing songs as soon as he could walk and talk

HOLLY & EVAN   Blues duo Holly Taormina and Evan Conway

MATT  MIRABILE BAND   Local blues guitarist "who can shred like Stevie Ray Vaughan, bend notes like Jimi Hendrix and copy classic Muddy Waters licks"

SUPER 400   Troy, NY hometown rockers

THE REFRIGERATORS      Funk, rock, and R&B with a pumping rhythm section, powerhouse horn section and kinetic stage presence - Rocking the Northeast since 1992!


The People Have Chosen

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$3,700.00 in cash prizes and trophies were awarded for 1st and 2nd Place in each meat category, Grand Champion, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice, Mayor's Choice. The Grand Champion across all four meat categories wins their business branding on the label for the Troy Pig Out Championship Hickory Barbeque Sauce and Brown Sugar Bourbon Rub for the following year.  And don't forget the bragging rights!

2015 Grand Champion :: Doc Bone's BBQ

2015 Mayor's Choice Ribs :: Mort's Meat Mafia

1st Place Chicken :: Doc Bone's BBQ

2nd Place Chicken :: Mort's Meat Mafia

1st Place Pork Ribs :: Yanni's

2nd Place Pork Ribs :: Capital Q Smokehouse

1st Place Beef Brisket :: Doc Bone's BBQ

2nd Place Beef Brisket :: Mort's Meat Mafia

1st Place Pulled Pork :: Yanni's

2nd Place Pulled Pork :: Mort's Meat Mafia

2015 Sponsors

The Troy Pig Out is made possible by generous donations from our sponsors. If you'd like to sponsor the Troy Pig Out, click here for more information.

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