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The Flanders Food Truck Festival will return this year on May 18, 19 and 20.

The event drew thousands of visitors when it made its debut last year on the corner of Flanders Road and Bell Avenue.

The festival raised $5,000 for the host organization, Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, which puts the money raised into community projects and scholarships.

FRNCA is presently soliciting vendor applications.

“We just got our permit from Southampton Town and are accepting food vendors,” FRNCA member Ron Fisher said in an email.

“This year’s event will be bigger and better than last year with a main stage, entertainment, activities for kids, more tents and seating and a whole lot more,” he said.

Vendor fees are $150 per day or $375 for all three days. The hours are Friday May 18 from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday May 19 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m and Sunday May 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be no alcohol sold or served or allowed on the festival site.

Interested vendors should contact Suzanne Fiumano at the Suffolk County health deparment at 631-852-5863, or Fiumano is administering FRNCA’s county permit for the event, Fisher said.

For more information contact Fisher at 631-566-2204 or send him an e-mail. FRNCA Food Truck Fest Application (2)

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