Food Festivals: Greek Festivals
Greek Fest Mobile, AL
The Greek Orthodox Church in my community (Mobile, AL) holds a three day GreekFest each year in November. It is one of the most anticipated and widely attended cultural festivals in the area. The event is crowded throughout the days and evenings that it is open, and many people (including me and my husband) usually go more than once during the three days the event is open to the public.
- The Agora - Greek marketplace
- The Kafenion - Greek coffee shop
- Carnival for Kids
Food is the Star of the Event
The events are great, but the food is the real star of Greek Fest Mobile.
Meats, Sandwiches and Side Dishes Include:
- Grecian Chicken: Greek seasoned roast chicken
- Dolmathes: seasoned meat and rice stuffed in grape leaves
- Grecian String Beans: delicious green beans seasoned with Greek spices, onions, and tomatoes
- Greek Salad: traditional greek salad featuring lettuce, onions, black olives, feta, and more
- Gyros: seasoned beef and lamb wrapped in a fresh pita with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce.
- Kalamari: deep fried squid
- Lamb: whole Greek-seasoned lamb slowly cooked on a charcoal spit
- Loukanika: Greek sausage seasoned with onions on a bun.
- Pastichio: layers of macaroni, grated cheese, and ground beef, covered with a rich cream sauce and baked
- Souvlaki: grilled pork tenderloin on warm pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce.
- Spanakopita: Pronounced (Span-ah-ko-pee-ta): Scrumptious "spinach pie", consisting of layers of buttered filo dough stuffed with spinach and feta cheese
Sweet Selections Include:
- Almond Cookie
- Loukoumades (Greek doughnuts)
Selected Popular Greek Festivals
- Atlanta, Georgia Greek Festival
- Baltimore, Maryland Greek Folk Festival
- Columbus, Ohio Greek Festival
- Dayton, Ohio Greek Festival
- Dallas, Texas Greek Festival
- Greenville South Carolina Greek Festival
- Houston Greek Festival
- Los Angeles Greek Fest
- New Orleans, LA Greek Festival
- Ottawa, Canada Greek Festival
- Richmond, Virginia Greek Festival
- Tacoma, Washington Greek Festival
- Many other cities
How to Find Greek Festivals in Your Area
The Greek Festival Index Site: features dates of festivals scheduled throughout the United States.