(Weirton, West Virginia, United States) – The Greek Festival at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Weirton, West Virginia is currently underway. The festival, which begins today, July 7, 2016 at 11 AM, runs until Saturday, July 9, 2016. The festival goes from 11 AM to 10 PM on all three days. The festival is currently celebrating its 29th year. All proceeds will be used to benefit the church and help it meet its daily expenses.
This festival gives members of the community a chance to experience the Greek culture. While here, people can listen to Greek music, dance traditional folk dances, and eat the delicious Greek food that has been diligently prepared by festival volunteers. In fact, for most of the guests, the highlight of the festival is the food!
In addition to the typical foods, such as souvlaki, lamb, Greek salad, gyro sandwiches, and ore. There also going to be some unique foods, such as gyro salads and a baklava cheesecake. You can enjoy traditional pastries, such as koulourakia, as well. In fact, according to the Facebook page, over 400 dozen koulourakia have been handmade by members of the parish and other volunteers. Even though that sounds like a lot, the page also says that they do sell out quickly.
For those who love Greek music, there will be a Greek DJ in the afternoons, followed by a traditional Greek band in the evenings. A traditional Greek dance troupe will also be giving dancing demonstrations. You can also dance the traditional folk dances whenever you want, even if you don’t know. Just join the back of the dance line as you try to follow along.
Feel free to enjoy the food inside the hall. For those who dislike the heat, the hall is air conditioned. You can also eat outside. Guests can also shop for some traditional Greek products such as foods, jewelry, and more. There will also be tours of the church that will be going on throughout the day.