(Newport News, Virginia, United States) – The Newport News Greek Festival is taking place this weekend. It started on Thursday, June 32, 2016 and will be going on until today, June 5, 2016 from 12 PM to 6 PM. The festival is being held by the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News, Virginia and will take place on the church grounds at 60 Traverse Road.
All money earned at this festival will benefit the church and help it meets its ongoing expenses. Besides being a fundraiser, this festival has won multiple awards, and the main goal of the organizers is to extend their hospitality and to help their guests have a great time while experiencing the Greek culture. The festival won the Daily Press Choice Awards in 2013 and the Peninsula Gold Award Best Outdoor Festival in 2012.
There are many activities on the lineup during this festival. This includes eating Greek food, listening to Greek music, and dancing. People can also shop for Greek products from some of the vendors, as well as enjoy activities for the kids. For most festival guests, the highlight truly is the food. Highlights include Greek style lamb shank, gryo sandwiches, loukaniko, which is a Greek-style sausage, and dolmades. There will also be Greek desserts, such as baklava, diples, and loukoumades. You can either order your food to enjoy at the festival or order it to-go. You can also order Greek beverages, such as beer, wine, and even ouzo. Part of the fun, however, is to enjoy the food while experiencing the other elements of the Greek culture. You can view the complete menu at the festival website.
The Newport News Greek Festival is celebrating its 49th Anniversary. In addition to enjoying the Greek culture and eating some of the delicious food, festival goers can also stop in on the church and take a tour, as well as ask ay questions they may have.