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Memphis Greek Festival

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The Memphis Greek Festival, put on by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, is an annual event that is beloved by many Memphians. In its 54th year, this festival has given folks in the Mid-South an annual opportunity to experience Greek culture for a weekend. Here is a sampling of what you will find at the Memphis Greek Festival:
  • Complete Greek Meals Served in the Dining Hall
    A Greek Feast will be served for lunch and dinner, which includes your choice of one of six entrees, two sides, and homemade Greek bread. Meals are $14 per person and are served 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. Meals are also available to-go.
  • Church Tours
    See the beautiful interior of the church and learn about the history of the Greek Orthodox Faith.
  • Greek Music and Dance
    Enjoy the musical stylings of an authentic Greek band and performances by an Athenian Dance Troupe. You can even learn a Greek dance or two! In addition, the church's youth will perform traditional folk dances.
  • Greek Pastry Shop
    Sample favorite Greek pastries such as Baklava (layers and layers of honey syrup, nuts and phyllo pastry), Galatoboureko(custard-filled phyllo pastry), Kourambiethes (rich buttery cookies rolled in sugar), Koulouria (traditional Easter cookies), Melomakarona (honey-dipped cookies), Paximathia (the original biscotti, rich with pecans), Argolavos (almond crescent cookies), Indokarida (coconut cookies), Kataifi (shredded filo, nuts and honey), and Karethopita (spiced honey walnut cake).
  • Greek Market
    Browse through and purchase an array of Greek products such as clothing, jewelry, and decorative items.

Intrigued? Then you won't want to miss this year's Greek Festival. Below is information for 2013.

Dates: May 10 and 11, 2013 (rain or shine)
Times: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 North Highland Avenue, Memphis
Admission: $3 for adults, children 6-11 are $1, and kids 5 and younger are admitted free. Separate charges for food items. No additional charges for sanctuary tours, live performances or dance lessons. Parking is free.
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Visit the Memphis Greek Festival Website.

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