Thursday, July 6, 2017

Countdown is on to 10th annual Troy Pig Out event

The 10th annual Troy Pig Out is nearly upon us.

Final plans are being made for the Saturday, July 15, event at Riverfront Park on the Hudson that once again will serve as the officially sanctioned New York State Barbecue Championship. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards.

Pitmasters from several states will vie for honors in a variety of categories such as best pulled pork, best BBQ chicken, best pork rib, and best beef brisket, as well as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice Pork Ribs, Mayor's Choice, and Grand Champion.

Tickets will be available at the information tent located at the entrance of Front Street, starting at 3 p.m., and will be redeemable between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at any of the participating competitor booths. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded after the final round of the hot dog eating contest. Details on entry for all events are available online.

Last year's top winners: Grand Champion, Doc Bone's BBQ; Mayor's Choice Ribs, The Corner Grill BBQ; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice, Yanni's Too Restaurant.

The music lineup for this year:

• 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: M.R. Poulopoulos
• 1 - 2:00 p.m.: Rechorduroys
• 2 - 4:00 p.m.: Bryan Brundige Collective
• 4 - 6:30 p.m.: Super 400
• 7 - 9:00 p.m.: Legacy Music Group
• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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