Winston-Salem Greek Festival May 16-18

"The iconic Winston-Salem Greek Festival is returning May 16, 17 & 18. The weekend long festival will be held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 435 Keating Drive.  Hours are Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  During festival hours, take-out orders are encouraged by calling (336) 765-FOOD.

The day’s events
include traditional Greek food & pastries, music and dancing.  Inside events include church tours, the Agora Greek vendor’s market, cooking demonstrations and a raffle booth for a chance to win (2) round-trip tickets to Greece, among other prizes.  Various children’s games and activities will also be available.

Admission to the festival is $1.00.  Children 12 and under are free! Meal tickets are $13 including beverage.  Festival attendees can save the $1 admission fee by purchasing the meal ticket before the festival.  For pre-ticket sales, call (336)765-7145.

“Preparations for the festival are well under way and productive”, said Greg Karagiorgis, chairman this year’s festival. “Being an indoor/outdoor festival, we can accommodate any weather situation.  We have two stages for dancing and food is served inside our Hellenic Center.”

“It takes our entire congregation to support, produce and volunteer for the festival. Are we are delighted each year to invite Winston-Salem and surrounding communities to sample Greek culture, even if just for a few days,” said Father Demetri Kangelaris.  “We are so proud that a portion of the funds raised from each festival are put back into our community.” said Fr. Kangelaris.

A portion of proceeds benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital, the Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and Greek Youth Ministries.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is located at 435 Keating Dr. For directions and more information call (336) 765-3663 or visit the church website"
Submitted by Amy Bridges

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