36th Annual Greek Fest This Weekend

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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36th Annual Greek Fest This Weekend

Posted: 09/22/2015
Greek FestThe 36th annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 4070 Kingston Pike on September 25-27.  Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes, and shopping.

The popular a la carte menu includes traditional favorites such as roast lamb, gyro, souvlaki, pastichio, spanakopita, Greek salad, Greek pizza and saganaki.  Inside you will find delicious, homemade Greek pastries...take some home!
Sadly the beautiful mosaic tile, stained glass, and the entire interior of the church were destroyed by fire in April of this year.  Festival guests will be invited into our temporary sanctuary, located in the gym.  There we will once again offer presentations on Greek Orthodox religion and history.  We will also present salvaged items from the fire, including several icons that were, miraculously, barely damaged.

The marketplace will offer imported jewelry, gifts, and cultural art.  Also enjoy an authentic taverna, Greek wines, coffee, and frappes (iced coffee).  Papou's Pantry and YiaYia's Cuisina will offer authentic Greek products for purchase.
 
And as always, the St. George youth will offer traditional and modern Greek dance performances.

Admission is $2.00 for adults and children 12-under are free.  $3.00 weekend passes are also available. 

PARKING: Lower level of Western Plaza (all 3 days); West High School (all 3 days, only after 5:00 PM on Friday); Laurel Church of Christ and 2nd Presbyterian (all 3 days, only after 12:00 PM on Sunday)

DATES & TIMES:  September 25-27, 2015 (Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 - 8:00)