The aromas of roasted meats and fried dough fill the air at the annual Greek Food Festival, “A Taste of Greece,” organized by St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Middletown, PA. Running from September 21st to 23rd, 2023, this exciting weekend event transports attendees straight to Greece through traditional music, dancing, and authentic cuisine.
The festival’s outdoor venue this year was a brilliant move, creating an inviting and communal atmosphere further enhanced by the addition of cozy fire pits. Parishioners spend days preparing homemade Greek delicacies like loukoumades – Greek honey-soaked donuts – and gyro, traditionally sliced from a rotating spit and wrapped in warm pita bread and succulent lamb shank.
In addition to the delicious food, the festival also features a lively Greek Market filled with imported products from Greece. Visitors can browse the market while taking in the sights and sounds.
Visitors can watch lively cultural performances while savoring gyros overflowing with juicy lamb and tzatziki sauce. The dessert booth offers honey-drizzled loukoumades hot from the fryer, along with strong Greek coffee. For those seeking a taste of retsina, the festival also serves Greek wines as well as imported beers.
With the festival concluding on September 23rd, there is still time to experience the rich sights, sounds, and flavors of Greece this weekend. Visitors can check the festival website at tasteofgreece.net to pre-order food and get more information.
Offering an immersive cultural experience, “A Taste of Greece” shares the warmth of Greek hospitality and cuisine with the local community. It’s an exciting chance to journey to the Mediterranean without leaving Middletown.