Here's All the Food You Can Eat at This Year's Panegyri Greek Festival

In addition to food there will be a taverna with wine and beer, rides, cultural exhibits, dancing and more

click to enlarge Panegyri Greek Festival - Photo: Mackenzie Frank Photography
Photo: Mackenzie Frank Photography
Panegyri Greek Festival

Spend the weekend in Greece without paying for an international flight.

The Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Finneytown is hosting its annual celebration of this ancient culture, complete with exhibits, cooking demos, live music, carnival rides and folk dancing.

You can also munch on myriad Greek eats. Get in line in the main hall to take home a box of baklava, kataifi, kourambiethes and melomakarona handmade by church patrons.

Or outside, get your fill of:

  • Traditional Greek dinners with your choice of souvlaki (pork tenderloin in a skewer), Greek chicken, leg of lamb, moussaka or pastichio (macaroni and cheese with ground beef) with rice pilaf, Greek style green beans, Greek salad and bread
  • Tiropita (filo dough filled with cheese)
  • Spanakopita (filo dough filled with cheese and spinach)
  • Gyros
  • Greek pizza
  • Skyline chili
  • Yia Yia's Mezethakia aka appetizers featuring Greek meatballs dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), feta cheese, olives and saganaki (flaming cheese)
  • Baklava sundaes
  • Kataifi delight
  • Loukoumathes
  • Lemonade and Italian ice

And don’t skip the taverna, with Greek wine by the glass and bottle and Greek beer.

5-11 p.m. Friday (June 28); 3-11 p.m. Saturday (June 29); 1-8 p.m. Sunday (June 30). $2; free 12 and under. Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown, panegyri.com. 

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