The first Famous Food Festival at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead satisfies

A hungry crowd lines up outside NY Strip. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

It was a foodie’s delight. The two-day Famous Food Festival, presented by King O’Rourke Automotive Group of Smithtown at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead, featured more than 50 food vendors, craft beer and a wine garden, plus chef demonstrations and free samples.

The “Taste the World” event featured vendors such as Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Sam’s Fried Ice Cream and gourmet grilled cheese from MELTology in Mount Sinai.

The popular food truck showcase is hosted annually at the Deer Park Tanger Outlets, and made its way to Riverhead for the first time over the weekend. The family friendly event also included a virtual reality gaming area, rock wall and butterfly exhibit. Other highlights include aerial trapeze yoga and an art tent.

See more photos of the event by photographer Elizabeth Wagner below:

Dylan Ross of Hauppauge (CMO/Co-Owner, NY Party Works), Anthony DiGirolamo of Commack (Sales Manager, King O’Rourke Automotive), Eric Arshravan of Dix Hills (CEO/COO/Co-Owner, NY Party Works). (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Killin Time plays the main stage. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Adventurous festival-goers soar over Tanger I on the NY Party Works zipline. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The virtual reality immersion experience. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The virtual reality immersion experience. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

David Arriola of Deer Park and Turray Green of North Babylon run the zipline. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

David Arriola of Deer Park and Turray Green of North Babylon run the zipline. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

b. FunNY DADA (Jason Sobelman of Levittown) poses with Bay Shore’s Jasiah Galindez and Davian Galindez. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The Meatoss “Hot Mess” (Cajun fries topped with Cajun pulled pork, bacon, scallion, and chipotle sauce). (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Elizabeth Smith of Manorville, painted by Monique Cutone of Stay Salted, Inc. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Anthony McDaniel of Farmingville. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Twizzles Tasty Treats. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Chicken fingers and fries from 1958 On the Road Food Truck. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Chicken fingers and fries from 1958 On the Road Food Truck. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Queen Smoothie owner Matt Targon hands smoothies to Melissa Parente of Lake Grove and Emily Pallino of Selden. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Cheryl Franklyn of Queens mans the grill at Jase’s BBQ. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Cheryl Franklyn of Queens mans the grill at Jase’s BBQ. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Grucci fireworks light up the sky over Tanger I. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Manhattan’s Yunus Shahul of Cousins Maine Lobster. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)