Festival Fever: Troy Pig Out @ Troy’s Riverfront Park, 7/13&14/13


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:

SATURDAY (JULY 13), 11am-10pm
12:30pm: Moonshine Holler
2pm: The Twangbusters
4pm: Stellar Young
6pm: Mirk
8pm: Albert Cummings

SUNDAY (JULY 14), 11am-4pm
11am: The Hill Hollow Band
12:30pm: The Graham Tichy Band
2pm: Hair of the Dog

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)

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  1. LP says

    Sat headliner Albert has put out some records for the Blind Pig label (sorry ’bout that) ..might be a good T-Shirt to wear that day….

  2. Greg says


    VERY nice pork-themed connection!

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