After months of anticipation, announcements and scrambling to get tickets, opened its gates on Saturday morning in the Nethermead of Prospect Park.
The smell of cotton candy wafted through the air as vendors were still getting set up, but the early word is that this looks to be a very colorful, gluttonous event.
A gigantic tiered cake at the entrance is expected to explode at some point throughout the day. Meanwhile, in the Hammageddon area celebrating swine, a gigantic pig-shaped oven was getting fired up to roast pork and promises to shoot flames from tip to tail.
Patch will continue to upload photos of the festivities to this gallery throughout the day. Feel free to share your own and tell us your favorite parts of the festival in the comments.