Greek Food Festival of Dallas

Souvlaki - grilled chicken in a warm pita with tomatoes, onions and yogurt sauce - is served at the Greek Food Festival of Dallas.

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There will be plate smashing and high-flying antics by traditional dancers shouting “Opa!” at this annual celebration of Hellenic culture. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will transform into a network of sections offering information, hands-on learning and enjoyment. Visit the Agora (international marketplace) to shop gold and silver jewelry, worry beads, icons, pottery and more among aisles of imports and creations by Greek and Greek-American artists. Sample hummus, spanakopita, souvlaki and gyros from the Kouzina (the festival kitchen) and learn to create your own dishes during cooking demos. Test those new cooking skills with ingredients from the Pantopolion (grocery store), where you’ll find imported olives, cheeses, spices and oils. Tour the church, enjoy sand art, face painting and caricature artists in the children’s area and watch church parishioners dance to live music by spirited New York-based band Thymios.

Sample delicious food handmade by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's own cooks, from recipes passed down through the generations - gyros, lamb sliders, spanakopita, baklava and more. Visit the Taverna for Greek wine and beer. Stop in the Kaffenio under the tent for coffee and pastries.

There will be traditional folk dancing and music, a food shop, cooking demos, children's activities, and a marketplace with art and imports.

Tours of the church and its awe-inspiring byzantine iconography will be available during the festival.

$7, free for children ages 12 and younger. Food can be purchased with coupons sold at the festival.

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