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12th Annual Troy Pig Out

vendors at park
ribs on a grill Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
funnel cake Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
lemons Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
chips Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
chips Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
beef Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
pig on grill Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
paper plate with food Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
band on stage Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
crowd of people outside Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
crowd of people outside Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
people watching band Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
people outside Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
crowd of people Photo credit: Peter Tarantelli
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About Troy Pig Out

Troy Pig Out is one of the most loved events in the Capital Region! See culinary competitors duke it out for the best BBQ, experience some incredible food, and rock out to live music.

Barbecue Competitions

Barbecue masters will be challenged for the top prize in the following categories:

  • 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

Main Stage Schedule

  • 10:00am-11:00am - C.K. & The Rising Tides
  • 11:30am-1:00pm - Andrew Mirabile
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm - Soul Sky
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm - Wyld Blue Band - Alanda Wyld
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm - Greg Farley
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm - Anthony Fallacaro

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!

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 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, and return your vote to the information booth by 7:00pm.

Collar City Cornhole Tournament

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.


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.

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