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Opah!! It’s Oodles of Fun at the 60th Annual Greek Festival!
With 60 years of tradition and good memories to build on, the annual Greek Festival held Thursday, October 13th - Saturday, October 15th, will be one everyone will be talking about for years to come. Featuring food specialties, dancing, church tours, a marketplace, live band and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music, and heritage, this is the cultural event of the year not to be missed!
Most vendors started cooking back in early May, and the festival is so popular that attendees may want to get there early before food runs out. The tasty menu includes items such as Pastitsio (baked macaroni layered with ground meat and cheese topping), Spanakopita (spinach with feta cheese and herbs baked in layers of filo [pictured]), Dolmades (rice, ground beef, and herbs rolled in tasty grape leaves), Chicken Baked “Greek Style” (seasoned w/oregano, lemon juice, herbs and spices served with rice pilaf, a Greek salad and a roll), Lamb Greek Style (served with a Greek salad, rice pilaf and a roll), Greek Salad, and of course, Gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread with Tzatziki sauce, chopped lettuce, & tomato). Some items, such as combination dinners, lunches, Greek salad, and the Gyro sandwhich can even be ordered to-go by filling out the downloadable order form.
If your stomach still has room after dinner, head to the Greek Pastries section for delicious treats such as Baklava (pecans & spices baked in layers of filo), Kourabiedes (butter cookies topped w/powdered sugar [pictured]), Pecan Queens (flaky filo baskets bursting w/glazed pecans & walnuts, w/honey syrup), Koulourakia (butter cookies that are good to dip in coffee), Kataife (shredded filo filled w/ chopped nuts, spices and honey syrup), Chocolate Walnut Triangles (rich chocolate morsels between flaky filo layers topped w/chocolate lattice), and Loukoumades (honey puffs sprinkled w/cinnamon and nuts). Or, take it all to go and enjoy a snack later.
The three day festival will also have a marketplace where shoppers can buy items not found in Savannah including various cheeses, olives, olive oil, grape leaves, coffee, clothing, jewelry, and more.
Evening festivities include live entertainment with Greek music by "A Night in Athens" featuring George Anonopoulos, Nick Trivelas & Joanna, and dancing performances by Zoe as well as Goya, a teenage dance troupe, and Ta Pethia, a children's dance troupe. For the complete entertainment schedule, please visit Savannah Greek Fest.com.
Hosted by the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, church tours will also be given Thursday & Friday at 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00pm, and Saturday at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:30pm.
The festival admission is free until 4pm. Afterwards, a $2 donation is requested.
For tickets or more information, please call (912) 236-8256 or visit Savannah Greek Fest.com.