Troy Pig Out celebrates 10th year – New York News






TROY, N.Y. >> A Collar City tradition is turning 10 this year, marking a decade of serving up top notch barbecue to festival-goers from near and far.

The 10th annual Troy Pig Out will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Riverfront Park.

The family-friendly event will feature live music, outdoor activities, fireworks and, of course, barbecue. The contest 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.

Founded 10 years ago, the Troy Pig Out is a full day of family fun where culinary competitors duke it out for the title of best barbecue.


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Likewise, foodies flock to Troy’s Riverfront Park to taste some of the area’s best barbecue cuisine.

Hosted by the Troy Downtown business Improvement District, Troy Pig Out aims to offer activities for all ages, palettes, and interests.

The festival includes a hot dog eating contest hosted by Hembold’s and Famous Lunch, a Collar City Cornhole Tournament, food and craft vendors, the Dinosaur BBQ People’s Choice Awards and fireworks over the Hudson River at dusk.

Additionally, there will be live music performances throughout the day by Legacy Music Group, Super 400, Bryan Brundige Collective, Rechorduroys and M.R. Poulopoulos.

Children’s activities will include a bounce house, ceramic painting…

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