The annual Troy Pig Out returns to Troy’s Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday (July 13 & 14), and this year it’s even pigger and better (sorry ’bout that), as the Pig Out joins forces with BaconFest NY.
Nearly three dozen professional BBQ teams from across the United States and Canada descend on the Collar City for this two-day weekend competition, which includes a People’s Choice St. Louis Rib competition. In addition, there will be lots of food vendors, selling everything from pulled pork sandwiches to bacon-flavored cotton candy.
And of course, there will be plenty of live music going on both days to accompany your pig-product sampling, headlined by acclaimed blues guitarslinger Albert Cummings. You’ll have to pay for your ribs and bacon-flavored ice cream, but the music is free.
Here’s the schedule of free musical performances for the 2013 Troy Pig Out:
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, 7/11-13/13
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/13/13 (SOLD OUT)
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/18-21/13
Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/20/13
AmericanaramA @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/21/13
African American Family Day @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/3/13 (FREE)
The Big Up @ Hemlock Hollow Farm, Clavarack, 8/8-10/13
New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/14/13 (FREE)
The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, Saugerties, 8/31/13
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13 (SOLD OUT)