The Famous Food Festival had a sun-splashed opening day at Deer Park Tanger Outlets on Saturday.

The festival, which costs $5 per day to enter, features 65-plus food vendors,  two rock-climbing walls, a 250-foot zip line, an art exhibit and virtual reality experience stations.

There is also a battle of the badge competition where the New York City Fire Department faces off against Suffolk County Police officers from the area in a cook-off.

GreaterBabylon photographer Scott Kiernan was able to capture the moments from this year’s Day 1.

Scroll down to see photos and a video from the Battle of the Badges. Click boxes 2,3,4, and 5 to see them all.

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In addition to Saturday, the Famous Food Festival runs in Deer Park on July 14, then again on Oct. 12 to Oct. 13. Next month, the fest heads to Riverhead Tanger Outlets on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18.

All dates will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.