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Pig Out

Pig Out 2015

Friday, July 10th & Saturday, July 11th 


2014 Winners:

KCBS State Championship: Overall Ranking for Best BBQ in New York State

  1. Grand Champion: Jacked Up BBQ
  2. Reserve Grand Champion: Good Smoke BBQ
  3. Second Reserve Grand Champion: The 5th Artery

People's Choice Rib Competition

     1. 2nd Hand Smoke

Mayor's Choice Rib Competition

  1. Buzzard's Bay BBQ

Pig Out 2015 :: July 10 & 11

Now in its eigth 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.

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. . 


NOTE: Due to changes to festival location, set up times and event schedules are to be announced at a later date. All vendors and competitors will be notified of any new information.

Click HERE for the 2015 Vendor Application

Click HERE for the 2015 Competitor Application



Vendor & Competitor Applications

If you are interested in either vending or competing at the 2015 Troy Pig Out, please check back in the next couple weeks for official applications!

People's Choice Ribs


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.

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