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38th Annual Greek Food and Wine Festival

Aug 29, 2016 02:07PM ● By Elena Hutslar

WELCOME or, as the Greeks say, KALOS ORISATE!


St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church invites you to the 38th Annual Greek Food and Wine Festival at 1955 Kirker Pass Road, Concord, on September 16, 17 & 18.


Come and enjoy a meal Greek-style. Food and wine are traditional Greek art forms, and we are blessed to have the best artisan chefs in the world -- our Greek grandmothers, nounas, aunties, etc. We proudly call them the YiaYia Sisterhood. They are all dedicated to cooking the best Greek food, using the freshest ingredients and authentic recipes. All our savory dishes are lovingly prepared right here on our church premises.


The Greek Festival is about community, and we call the friends & family who flock to it and spread the spirit “keffee” (meaning “possessed by the spirit of happiness”). Keffee can be felt from the enthusiastic volunteers to the festivalgoers who experience an undefined, easy feeling as they leisurely stroll around the many food booths and exhibits.


We also offer an assortment of outstanding Greek wines. Our wine bar offers rich reds and delightful whites from the Greek Isles. Pair them up with your favorite Greek dishes offered in our dining room. As you enjoy the food and wine, live bands and lively Greek dances will entertain you. Feast your eyes on a variety of Hellenic arts, crafts, and treasures. Make sure to visit our Byzantine style church, with its hand-carved icon screen and five-foot tall egg-tempera icons. Each year the festival gives back to the community by donating 10% of its proceeds to local charities.


The Contra Costa Greek Food & Wine Festival offers a collage of Greek experiences: music, dancing, art, cuisine, wines and hospitality. Come have a taste of Greece. Yassou! Festival times: Friday, 5 – 11pm; Saturday, noon – 11pm; and Sunday, noon – 8pm.