Greek Festival starts tomorrow in Raleigh NC -

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Greek Festival in Raleigh

 

Looking for something fun to do this weekend that includes a taste of Greece?  Look no farther!  The 28th annual Greek Festival begins tomorrow at 5 PM. and runs through Sunday. It's held at the Expo Center, NC State Fairgrounds.


This annual fundraiser by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church now in it's 28th year has become a very popular event here in Raleigh - it attracts thousands of people from all over.  This year part of their proceeds will not only support their church but also will benefit Habitat for Humanity.



You're in for a taste, site, and sound treat.  Authentic foods which include Moussaka, Pastitsio, and the traditional greek chicken I grew up on called Chicken Riganato. 

Of course the favorite spot is over at the desert counter.  Who in their right minds can resist my all time favorite galaktobourdeko?  I think the most popular all time Greek desert is baklava and believe you me these ladies put out a mean baklava!  Check out the full menu

You'll be entertained by authentic greek music and dancing too!  Everyone has such a fun time!

You'll also find a variety of booths surrounding the main hall with exciting items for sale too - I usually start my Christmas shopping at the festival because of all the unique gift ideas.  Or try your luck and purchase a couple raffle tickets.  Not sure if they are having their silent auction - but there's usually some great items to bid on.

free admission ticket

Lee and I love visiting with my aunt and uncle - Matena & John Costakis who put in so many volunteer hours with their friends from Holy Trinity.  Seeing the fruits of their labor is heartwarming as so many people attend this event every year.  We've not missed one in the 14 years that we've lived here.  Oh and don't let the long line scare you - Uncle John and others make sure it moves quickly.  They are very organized.

If you would like you can print out this ticket for free admission...


Hope you can make this year!  It's a lot of fun and a fundraiser for a good cause...


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Opa!

Sep 17, 2009 12:14 PM #1
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Pam - I hope you have a great time at the Greek Festival. It sounds like a lot of fun!

Sep 17, 2009 12:31 PM #2
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Thanks Bill.  It's one of my favorite events every year here in Raleigh.  I'll take pics this year to post on posterous!

Sep 17, 2009 12:41 PM #3
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Lee and Pam.. Sounds wonderful..I love Greek food! The music and dancing sounds like great fun!

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Sep 17, 2009 01:31 PM #4
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Lee and Pamela  I love to listen to Greek music and watch the dancing - I wish the church the very best of luck with the festival  Karen

Sep 17, 2009 02:08 PM #5
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Lee & Pam, sorry to miss that.  Being Greek and from the Chicago area I'm well aware of Greek Fests.  Of course I learned many of the Greek dishes I had as a child from my grandparents...so, I pretty much do my own Greek Fest on a regular occasion...don't forget the Ouzo and Metaxa. 

Sep 17, 2009 03:04 PM #6
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Hannah & Karen- wouldn't it be fun IF you both were here!  We'd have a blast!!

Nick - my family is from the Chicago area too (actually they settled in the Gary/Merriville IN area) most have moved to other areas but still some there.  Oh and the dolmathes too!!

Sep 17, 2009 04:21 PM #7
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Lee & Pamela, I lived in the West and Northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Things got a little too congested for me so I moved farther North and West to a little town called Woodstock, along the Wisconsin border, about 15 minutes South of Lake Geneva.  It's really beautiful there in the fall.

Sep 18, 2009 10:23 AM #8
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The Greek Festival is wonderful in Raleigh!  Also be sure to check out sparkcon downtown Raleigh all weekend!

And the weather should be great too.

Sep 18, 2009 10:59 PM #9
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Ah, I miss those good ol' ethnic festivals that we used to have back in Texas. Out here in sunny California, where everything is licensed, registered, regulated, or illegal, it seems people are afraid to celebrate their ethnicity and the great diversity that exists only in America!

Sep 27, 2009 11:00 AM #10
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Russel, I'm sorry to hear that and a little surprised too.  I haven't been to California in quite some time, I really thought diversity was celebrated in CA...if you really want to do ethnic...take a trip to Chicago!

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Nick is so right!  Chicago has NO problem celebrating ethnicity!  Such a wonderful city.

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Lee & Pamela--Good to see you again.  I plan on going up North in the next month or so...need to visit Greek Town while I'm there.  I'll do a shot of Metaxa to you.  OPA!

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