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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Annual Greek festival brings customs and culture to Temecula


Last updated 10/19/2018 at 5:41am

Kim Harris

Jim Karidakis of The Olympians plays his bouzouki for the crowd at the annual Temecula Greek Festival in Old Town, Sunday, Oct. 14.

Despite overcast skies and scattered showers, hundreds converged on Old Town Temecula Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, for the Temecula Greek Festival, sponsored by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Murrieta.

The annual event, held at the Old Town Temecula Civic Center, was alive with the sights, sounds and flavors of Greece throughout the two-day festival which ended Sunday, Oct. 14.

Independent vendors were on hand selling a variety of Greek wares from small keepsakes and Greek flags to belly dancing scarves, lamps and authentic Greek groceries in "the Marketplace," located in...

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