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Pig Out

Pig Out 2014

Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th


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 2014 :: July 19 & 20

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. 


2014 Competitors

2nd Hand Smoke**

All Fired Up & Kicking Ash

Babylon GrillBillies**

Blackstrap BBQ

Bootlegger's on Broadway

Buzzard's Bay Barbeque**

Congamond Flying Pig 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**

Memphis Hustle**

MF Smokey BBQ**

Miller's Backyard BBQ

Packin' Heat BBQ**

Smokin Ain't Easy**

Smokopolis BBQ

Stockyard BBQ

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

9:30pm                                   Fireworks!



Sunday, July 20th:       
11:00am-4:00pm                  Official Festival Hours

 11:00am - 12:30pm               Music: Dan Johnson

12:00pm - 1:00pm                 Chef Demo 
1:00pm - 2:00pm                   Chef Demo 

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



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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