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Your big fat Greek festivals September 30, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

Huntington may smell a little more like home this weekend as the scents of lamb and chicken fill the air at the 24th annual Greek Festival.

The event will not only be a cultural learning experience but a celebration of the crafts, dance and food area Greeks offer. Food such as dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Greek salad, gyros, lamb, meatballs, marinated chicken, moussaka (beef with eggplant), potato and creamy cheese sauce, pizza and numerous desserts will be available at the event.

Greek dancing will be shown and taught throughout the festival. These dances have been passed down from generation to generation and will be danced to a live, authentic Greek band.

Admission to the Greek Festival is free, but dinners range from $6 to $9.50. Other food items cost between $1.50 and $3.

The festival will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 11th Avenue and Eighth Street. It begins Friday at 11 a.m. and will end Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Greek Festival begins in MB

The Myrtle Beach Greek Festival began Friday and will run through Sunday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach.

The event, which began in 1977, will feature traditional Greek food, music, dancing, raffles, vendors and children’s activities.

This year, the festival will run a day longer and feature a larger menu, including items such as stuffed grape leaves and Greek yogurt cake, and more children’s activities, including a climbing wall and a giant slide.

When > 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where > St. John Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 U.S. 17 N.
How much > $1 for adults; free for children 10 and younger
Info > 448-3773

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