LITTLE ROCK (May 18, 2012) - The entertainment at this year's Greek Food Festival will provide a weekend full of great music and will showcase dances from around the world.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will host this year's festival Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 20, noon to 6 p.m.
Admission, parking and trolley service to the festival are free. Valet parking will again be offered for only $10 per day.
"Together we can enjoy supporting our community through a weekend of dancing, music, food and fun at the International Greek Food Festival," said festival co-chairman Raouf Kassissieh.
The festival features a scrumptious medley of Greek and Mediterranean menu favorites, including baklava, gyros, calamari, pastitso, sourota and much more.
The mouthwatering cuisine can be enjoyed at the festival, ordered online to go at www.greekfoodfest.com or picked up at the drive-thru. Regardless of the weather, the drive-thru gives everyone an opportunity to taste the Mediterranean.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, located at 1100 Napa Valley Drive, will be open for tours so that festivalgoers can learn about the rich history and tradition of the Orthodox Christian faith. Church tours will be guided by the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Verdaris. A schedule of church tours is available at GreekFoodFest.com.
The festival will again feature the popular Old World Market, offering specialty foods such as falafel, Greek olive oil, hummus, dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), cheeses and the popular "secret recipe" salad dressing that is handmade and bottled at the church. Frozen dinners to go, pastries, Russian collectibles, Stavriana jewelry and an array of imported gift items from around the Mediterranean will also be available in the market.
Click here for the complete entertainment schedule.
Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit the Annunciation Scholarship Foundation and Annunciation Ministries, as well as seven area nonprofit organizations.
The International Greek Food Festival has donated more than $1 million to nearly two dozen charities that serve children, families and communities throughout central Arkansas.
(Source: Greek Food Festival press release)