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40th Annual Greek Food Fair

  • 1110 - 35th Street, 1 | Des Moines, IA 50111
  • Presented By: Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George
  • Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 1, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 days
  • Location: 1110-35th Street Des Moines, Iowa Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George
  • Phone: 15152492814
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free: Food and Beverages cost
  • Overview

    The 40th Annual Greek Food Fair has been a Des Moines, Iowa Metro tradition for 40 Years! The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George has hosted the event to introduce Iowans to Greek food and culture
    The Food Fair will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George (1110-35th Street Des Moines, Iowa) on Friday, June 1st from 5 PM – 8 PM, Saturday, June 2nd from 11 AM-8 PM and Sunday, June 3rd from 11 AM – 5 PM.
    Here’s what’s new with the Greek Food Fair & More! A new tent covering the parking lot will provide more shade and cover in case of rain, quicker serving lines, and more seating. This is also the 3rd year we are serving on Friday evening, featuring Mezethes (Greek Tapas/Appetizers), Greek Beer, Greek Wine, Ouzo and other returning favorites like Gyro’s, Spanakopita and Greek salads. Again this year, our Serbian neighbors will be serving their delicious traditional foods to share with the attendees.
    Since 1978, on the first weekend in June, the lawn of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George comes alive with the sights, sounds, and aromas of Greek Island right here in Central Iowa. Greek music and dancers will entertain you and encourage you to join in. Grills will sizzle and refreshments flow as all volunteers cook for enthusiastic crowds and people wander eagerly between booths sampling a variety of Greek cuisine.
    Now celebrating its 40th year, the Greek Food Fair reflects, as well as celebrates, Grecian foods, culture and heritage along with other Eastern Orthodox flavors. This is truly a labor of love that is organized and hosted by our members and members of the local Serbian Church.
    This is a family event with Greek dancing performances, including audience participation, tours of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, where you can see the truly unique, historic beauty of the interior and its Icons.
    Advanced tickets are $17.00 with a cash value of $20.00 or purchase tickets at the ticket booth the day of the event $20.00. Or just stop on in and enjoy the atmosphere. Food and Beverages can be purchased separately with cash.