12TH Annual
Troy Pig Out

Saturday, July 13 | 10am to 9pm

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. 

One of the most loved events in the Capital Region, the Troy Pig Out is a full day of fun where culinary competitors duke it out for best BBQ, and people flock to Riverfront park to taste some of the area’s best food.

Stay for the fireworks!


Best Pulled Pork
Best BBQ Chicken
Best Pork Rib
Best Beef Brisket
Grand Champion
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice Pork Ribs

Mayor's Choice

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Calling all Competitors & Judges

We are recruiting Barbeque enthusiasts to compete and judge in this year's competition! 



C.K. & The Rising Tides
10:00am to 11:00am

Andrew Mirabile
11:30am to 1:00pm

Soul Sky
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Wyld Blu Band - Alanda Wyld
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Greg Farley
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Anothony Fallacaro
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Hembold's and Famous Lunch invite you to partake in the Annual Troy Pig Out Hot Dog eating contest this year!! We will offer two contests throughout the day, at 11:00am and 1:00pm open for 4 contestants each!! 

Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter.

All contestants must be registered and checked in 30 minutes prior to the competition start time. Check in will be located at the info tent near the entrance to Front Street. The objective is to eat as many hot dogs and buns with water as the only beverage. Water will be provided to all contestants

Dinosaur BBQ People's Choice Awards

Your favorite Dinosaur BBQ People’s Choice Awards are back this year with $2 pork rib tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the information tent located at the entrance of Front Street, starting at 3:00pm and can be redeemed between 5:00pm and 6:30pm at any of the participating competitor booths. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pork ribs, return your vote to the information booth by 7:00pm!!

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded in the evening on stage. The winners of the Troy Pig Out BBQ competition will be announced including best pulled pork, best beef brisket, best pork ribs, best BBQ chicken, the Dinosaur BBQ People’s Choice award winner, Mayor’s Choice, and the Grand Champion.



Do you love Cornhole? Join the competition at Troy Pig Out this year!! Founded in the Midwest, cornhole is the backyard game now taking the East Coast by Storm. With multiple single elimination tournaments throughout the day, you're bound to win a prize, and it's FREE! 

Tournaments will take place at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
Pre-register, or sign up at Troy Pig Out! 4 Courts will be available per tournament. 

Congratulations to all of the 2018 winners!

2016 Troy Pig Out Grand Champion

2016 Troy Pig Out Grand Champion

1st Place Chicken :: Doc Bone's BBQ

2nd Place Chicken :: Smoke Lodge

1st Place Pork Ribs :: Doc Bone's BBQ

2nd Place Pork Ribs :: Yanni's Too Restaurant

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

2nd Place Beef Brisket :: Yanni's Too Restaurant

1st Place Pulled Pork :: Doc Bone's BBQ

2nd Place Pulled Pork :: Yanni's Too Restaurant

2018 Grand Champion :: Doc Bone's BBQ

2018 Mayor's Choice Ribs :: The Corner Grill

2018 Dinosaur Bar-B-Que:: Smoke Lodge
People's Choice                             



Parking in the Central Business District is limited to two (2) hours from 9:00am-5:00pm and four (4) hours in the areas designated by metered pay stations. There are also approximately 1,000 parking spots in the City’s 7 parking garages located on Fifth Avenue & Broadway, First Street next to the YWCA, Congress Street & Fifth Avenue, Front Street behind The Arts Center, State & River Streets, and River Street next to the Green Island Bridge.  Parking is free on nights and weekends in City of Troy parking garages and lots. A map of the available parking locations can be found here.

Alternative Transportation

Why not ride the bus? Plan your trip HERE with CDTA. 

Event Rules

Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks, glass containers of any kind; animals or pets* allowed at the event; Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. (*Excludes ADA-defined service animals. Ground rules are subject to change without notice; Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons - may be addressed individually)

All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time and wear BID-provided identifying bracelet at all times within event grounds if they intend to consume alcohol. Any attendee caught by security personnel consuming alcohol without a bracelet will be escorted out of the event area.