ANNUAL GREENSBORO GREEK FESTIVAL BRINGS THE CULTURE OF GREECE TO GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Greek Festival returns to Greensboro on Sept. 27, 28 and 29. One of Greensboro’s most highly anticipated cultural events, it is hosted by the parishioners of the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church and takes place on the church grounds located at 800 – 802 Westridge Road, at the corner of West Friendly Avenue. The festival maintains its expanded footprint to include the property at 802 Westridge Road, and has created a village atmosphere. The family friendly weekend features authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, live traditional music and dancing as well as shopping and cultural exhibits.
Visitors can sample a variety of delicious Greek specialties, from gyros and spanakopita to roasted lamb and pastichio. Dessert alone is worth the trip. Patrons can try homemade baklava and up to 12 other pastries or loukoumades, the popular honey-drizzled doughnuts. Pastries are available to go!
Live entertainment is the centerpiece of the village atmosphere and takes place on an outdoor stage. The main tent is filled with the sounds of the mandolin-like bouzouki, and dance performances, by the youth of the parish, are scheduled throughout the weekend.
In addition to browsing a wide variety of specialty vendors selling everything from Greek art to jewelry and imported goods, festival patrons can also enjoy Greek wine tasting, or enjoy authentic Greek coffee.
Visitors who prefer to get away from the outdoor festival buzz can step into the church for a guided tour of the sanctuary. Younger patrons will enjoy the OPA! Playland with activities, and face painting.
Admission is $1, or a non-perishable food item for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hours are 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Friday (Pastry available beginning at 11:00 a.m.), 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.