39th ANNUAL GREEK FEST – A DELICIOUS KNOXVILLE TRADITION

 

Dates/time: Sept. 28 , 29, and 30; Fri and Sat 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 – 6:00

The 39th annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church and is sure to once again be a favorite tradition of the Knoxville community. Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes, and shopping.

The popular a la carte menu includes favorites such as roast lamb, gyro, souvlaki, pastichio, spanakopita, Greek salad, Greek pizza, and saganaki. Inside the church hall, there will be a huge selection of pastries.

New this year: Credit cards will now be accepted for all food booths, including outside

The church itself, which was sadly destroyed by fire a few years ago, is nearing closer to completion with a “fingers-crossed” deadline of spring of 2019. As for this year, festival guests will be invited into our temporary sanctuary, located in the hall. There we will offer presentations on Greek Orthodox religion and history.

The marketplace will offer imported jewelry, gifts, and clothing. Also guests can 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.

As always, the St. George youth will perform traditional and modern Greek dancing with the help of a live band.

Admission is $2 for adults and children 12-under are free. $3 weekend passes are available.

Parking: Final arrangements found on website. We’ve added one location this year, bringing total locations to five. As always, parking is free and shuttle to and from festival is free.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church – GREEK FEST 2018

4070 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 Church phone number 865-522-5043

Festival website: greekfesttn.com

 

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