Greek favorites served at annual Las Vegas Greek food fest
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There's no need to travel to Greece this weekend to taste some of your favorite Greek food, a local church will be serving it on their grounds for three full days.
The 41st annual Las Vegas Greek Festival is taking place Sept. 27 through 29 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on South El Camino Road.
The annual festival is the major fundraiser for the church.
The church spends 10 months each year preparing for the festival that will draw about 25,000 people.
Greek favorites including gyros, saganaki, spanakopita, dolmathes, pastitsio, Greek salad, soulvaki and loukaniko will be available for purchase.
In addition, festival goers will also be able to purchase a variety of Greek pastries such as loukoumathes, diples, baklava, melomakarona, and kourambiethes to eat there or take home.
Entertainment will be provided by the church's own folk dance festival winning dancers and two bands -- The Olympians and Etho Ellas.
A children's activity area will feature a variety of games and vendors will sell items including jewelry, sculptures and paintings and religious-themed merchandise.
Last but not least, Father John Hondros will offer tours of the beautiful Byzantine-style Greek church during the festival.
Hours are 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 29.
General admission is $6. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. Active military members and their families will also be admitted free.
Parking is available on Hacienda Avenue between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Boulevard and on Torrey Pines between Tropicana and Hacienda avenues. Free shuttles will make periodic stops on Hacienda.
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