What’s New for Families at the Greek Food Festival
The International Greek Food Festival is back and, as in years past, it’s serving up the delicious food and family-friendly entertainment we’ve come to know and love.
From authentic Greek dancers to face painting, there are plenty of offerings for everyone, including several new menu items and new artwork:
Olympic Sundae: Need a sweet treat to fill up the kids after rides and crafts? Check out the brand-new Olympic Sundae, which includes Yarnell’s vanilla ice cream topped with loukomathes, also known as Greek “doughnut holes,” and honey syrup.
Greek-Inspired Ice Cream: Not sure about the Olympic Sundae? You can still get your ice cream fix with Loblolly Creamery’s fan favorites Chocklava, chocolate ice cream with baklava shavings; Opa! Berry, strawberry ice cream with feta; and Greek Coffee Chip. Or sample Loblolly’s brand-new Caramel Baklava, which includes generous portions of the church’s prized baklava.
“Vegeterranean” Plate: Have a picky eater who doesn’t love meat? Then swing by the Greek Pastitsio booth for the festival’s new “vegeterranean” plate of seasoned rice, Greek-style green beans, Greek salad and pita.
Show-Stopping Mosaic: With 700,000 stunning pieces of glass, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s new altar mosaic will captivate any audience. Visitors can see this handmade-in-Italy Byzantine icon throughout the weekend or join one of the scheduled guided church tours by Father Nicholas Verdaris.
Stop by the 35 th Annual International Greek Food Festival on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. or Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1100 Napa Valley Drive.
Admission is $3 or three canned food items for the Arkansas Foodbank and free for kids 12 and under. Parking and trolley service are also available for free. All proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, visit GreekFoodFest.com.