By Cristi McKee | Photo: Tallahassee Greek Food Festival
On Friday, October 18, 2019, the beloved annual Tallahassee Greek Food Festival will begin! Hosted by Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church, this 2-day event will feature an array of traditional Greek desserts, meals, sides, and more, music, art, shopping, and fashion. The tradition of hosting this festival is 35-years-old, and this year’s event runs from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
Mezze, pastichio, and mousaka are among small plates that can be purchased. Hot gyros and souvlaki, baklava, and Greek wine and ouzo are just a few of the other sandwiches, sides, desserts, and drinks that will also be available. Dancing and music is also a very important aspect of the festival. “Greeks love dancing as much as they love food,” the host of the festival says. This year’s entertainment includes Greek dancers and a traditional Greek band.
By partaking in the festival with friends and family, and through eating tasty food and listening to quality music, “you immerse yourself in the history and tradition of Greece right here in Tallahassee.”
This year, the festival will be partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend to collect food for those in need. By donating an item at the drop-off tent at the event, you can will 1 free pastry while supplies last. They are seeking donations for the following: canned fruits and veggies, canned meats (tuna, stew), soups, cereal, peanut butter, and cereal.
You can stay updated on the festival throughout the weekend by liking the Tallahassee Greek Food Festival on Facebook, here. Located at 1645 Phillips Rd on site at the church, admission to the festival is free. You can RSVP to this event, and share with friends and family on Facebook, here.