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Greece comes to Dallas

The banner for the Greek Food Festival of Dallas waves outside the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, Texas. Photo credit: Shaye Galen

Greece comes to Dallas!

The 63rd annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas opens this Friday, Sept. 20 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Hillcrest and Alpha Road.

Locals are gearing up for the lively weekend-long festival that occurs rain or shine on Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11-10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. from 11-5 p.m. People planning on attending should buy their tickets early to avoid long lines at the festival.

General admission tickets cost $9 per person for guests ages 14 years and older. Children ages 13 years and under enter free and can explore fun kids’ attractions. Complimentary admission is an option for military and first responders with a valid photo ID.

Food and beverage coupons are sold separately in $20, $60, and $100 packages. Tickets and coupons can be purchased both before and at the event. Guests can exit and re-enter the festival on the same day with a ticket in-hand.

Attendees can expect to sample delicious Greek foods and pastries among the ambiance of live Greek music. Guests will feel as if they have stepped out of Texas when they watch the Holy Trinity Hellenic dancers perform traditional Greek dances.

Greek artists show beautiful creations of jewelry, pottery, clothing, and more. Guests will experience cooking demonstrations of traditional Greek dishes and pastries.

“Our Agora (market) is exciting as we have a lot of different booths from groceries, Greek jewelry, Greek artifacts and clothing, seasonings, paintings, food products, candles, had painted icons etc.,” Elaine Xeros, a volunteer of the festival for 62 years said.

Parking ranges from $5 – $20 and is available on the Northwest corner of Alpha Road, Temple Shalom on Hillcrest Road, and across LBJ Freeway at Hillcrest Plaza with a shuttle service. Valet parking will be available on the church premises.

Only service animals and service animals in training are allowed to attend the festival. Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted.

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