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Great GoogaMooga Food, Booze, Music Festival Returns To Brooklyn In May

Event Boasts 85 Restaurants, 75 Brews, 100 Wines & 20 Live Performances
Do or Dine doughnuts at 2012's Great GoogaMooga Festival. (credit: Siobhan Wallace)

Do or Dine doughnuts at 2012’s Great GoogaMooga Festival. (credit: Siobhan Wallace)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Great GoogaMooga is returning to Prospect Park this May.

Back for its second year, the event billed as the “amusement park” of food, drink and music will hit Prospect Park on May 17.

More: Despite Growing Pains, Brooklyn’s GoogaMooga A Hit With City Foodie Fans

The come as you are, no reservations, no boundaries-style festival will showcase the city’s best local food and artisanal desserts. GoogaMooga will feature a three-day format, up from two days in 2012.

New additions to this year’s food lineup include Brooklyn’s Gwynnett St., Pork Slope and Motorino. From Manhattan comes The Meatball Shop, Eataly, Craftbar and Joe’s Pub.

Wooly's at GoogaGooga 2012. (credit: Siobhan Wallace)

Wooly’s at GoogaGooga 2012. (credit: Siobhan Wallace)

Returning favorites at the foodie frenzy include Do or Dine, Calexico, Dinosaur BBQ, Momofuku Milk Bar and Crif Dogs.

More: NYC’s 7 Best Hot Dogs

For those with dietary concerns, GoogaMooga has assured potential attendees that they have added more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to its menu.

More: NYC’s 7 Best Bake Shops For Gluten-Free Desserts

There will be 100 varieties of wine and 75 types of beer to sample, as well.

The event is also stepping up its musical game. While last year featured a performance by Hall & Oates, the rest of the musical line-up was diverse yet not widely known. This year, however, big name acts will fill the entire festival.

The Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Darkness will kick off this year’s event. Matt & Kim will headline Saturday and Sunday. There will be 20 live performances in total.

“Great GoogaMooga is a celebration of food, music and Prospect Park – three things that make Brooklyn such a wonderful place to live, work and play,”  said Emily Lloyd, President of the Prospect Park Alliance.

For tickets and more information, visit Googamooga.com.