(Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) – The Greek Festival located at the Holy Trinity-Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Cincinnati, Ohio will take place this weekend. Located at the church grounds, the festival offers Greeks and non-Greeks in the community a chance to experience the Greek culture first hand. Festival goers will be able to enjoy the gorgeous summer weather while eating Greek specialty foods, listen to Greek music, enjoy traditional dance, and shop from some of the festival vendors. In addition to being able to enjoy the summer at a great cultural festival, this gives the parish a chance to raise some funds that will help them meet their daily expenses. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Holy Trinity-Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The annual festival is celebrating its 42nd year.
For many festival goers, however, the real highlight of the event is to be able to eat some traditional Greek food that have been hand prepared by festival volunteers. People can eat specialties such as souvlaki, Greek chicken, leg of lamb, pastitsio, gyros, and Greek salad. Dessert items include baklava, chocolate baklava, kataifi, and koulourakia. There are also plenty of beverages you can enjoy such as Greek wine and Greek coffee. You have a choice to enjoy your food at the festival or at home. Some people do both – they eat their meal and then buy additional food to take home and enjoy later.
The festival is located on the grounds of the Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. It opens on Friday, June 24 at 5 PM and closes at 11 PM. On Saturday, the hours are 3 PM to 11 PM and on Sunday, you can enjoy the festival from 1 PM to 8 PM. There is a $2 admission fee per person but children under twelve years of age are free. Parking is also free and there is a free shuttle that will transport guests from the parking at Saint Xavier High School to the festival.