Come experience the meaning of OPA – at Greek Fest 2012! In true Greek tradition, there will be dancing, live music and – of course – authentic cuisine and pastries. Greek enthusiasts can also partake in raffles throughout the weekend.
Experience a taste of Greece through authentic, handmade food delicacies. The gourmet food menu features Greek favorites such as pastitsio (Greek lasagna), moussaka, dolmades (grape leaves), tyropites and spanakopites (cheese and spinach pies). Festival goers can also enjoy gyros, souvlaki and saganaki (flaming cheese). Among the selection of pastries are baklava, loukoumathes (honey donuts), koulourakia and tsoureki. (For descriptions and/or translations, please visit our web site.)
Complimenting the food is the culture of Greece. Patrons can experience the meaning of “Opa” by learning traditional Greek folk dances that they will see performed by costumed children and adults from the community’s dance troupe. The festival also features an iconographer who will be conducting demonstrations and presenting lectures on the ancient Christian art of Icon writing. Visitors can also take church tours to learn about the interior and exterior architecture, icons, as well as receive information on the history and doctrine of our Orthodox faith. The choir of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will sing on Saturday and Sunday afternoon of the festival, and will be part of the presentation in the church that provides a brief statement on the teachings, history and traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Festival hours on Friday are from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and festival times for Sunday are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission tickets are only $3. More information is available online at www.OrlandoGreekFest.com Admission is $3, and free shuttle parking is available on the corner of Sandspur Rd. and Wymore Rd. (Preferred on-site parking is available for $5.)