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Temecula Greek Festival returns to Temecula, Oct. 14-15

 

Last updated 10/13/2017 at Noon



TEMECULA – The Temecula Greek Festival returns to the Temecula Civic Center, Oct. 14-15, at 41000 Main St. in Temecula.

Enjoy a cup of Greek or American coffee in the morning, while snacking on some delicious Greek pastries. Visitors can try the baklava, diples or fried honey rolls, galatoboureko or custard, loukoumades or fritters in honey and cinnamon, melomakarona or spice cookie dipped in honey, kourambiethes, kataifi, ek mek kataifi, karithopita, koulourakia and paxemadia.

The festival invites guests to stroll through outdoor vendor booths, including over two dozen shops offering jewelry, handbags, clothing and more, to take the children and grandchildren to the children’s area for bounce houses, a petting zoo and pony rides or to visit the extreme game trailer and play video games for all ages.

When it’s time for lunch, taste authentic Greek foods include gyros, feta fries, lamb chops, chicken and pork souvlaki, spanakopita, tiropita, pastitsio, moussaka, dolmathes and salad.

Live Greek music and Greek dance groups will perform and offer a dance lesson for the audience to join in celebrating, or perhaps visitors will enjoy a Greek cooking lesson from one of the cooks on-site.

Thirsty guests can find something in the tavern – a Greek or an American beer, some Greek wine, a liqueur, ouzo, a soda or bottled water, and after dinner, everyone is invited to dance under the stars while the band plays.

linkLifeStream will be hosting a mobile blood drive outside the festival on Mercedes Street, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Donors can register online at www.giftoflife.lstream.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/67933.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

Admission is $2, and children under 12 years old are half price. Free admission is offered to members of the U.S. military, firefighters and law enforcement members with proper ID. Free parking is available in the parking garage at 28690 Mercedes St., in Temecula.

The Temecula Greek Festival is sponsored by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 41132 Guava St., in Murrieta. Proceeds from the festival will benefit church ministries and local outreach programs.

Visit www.TemeculaGreekFest.com, follow the festival on Facebook or email [email protected] for more information.

 

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