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St Anne’s Orthodox Church in Corvallis, Oregon presents its Greek Fest.
Eat a day the Greek way! On Saturday, October 11 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, October 12 from 12pm-6pm St. Anne Orthodox Church will host the Mid-Valley’s eleventh annual Greek Food Fest at historic Lewisburg Hall, 6000 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. The St. Anne Greek Fest has become a popular, family- friendly, mid-valley tradition and is one of only two Greek festivals in the state. Proceeds from the event help pay for the renovation and maintenance of the historic Lewisburg Grange Hall. This year a special diaper drive will also be held during the festival to assist needy families in Linn and Benton counties served by Family Tree Relief Nursery.
The St. Anne Greek Fest offers authentic Greek dinners, desserts, wine & spirits, crafts and live Greek music and dancing. “The Athenians”, a Portland-based Greek band featuring Maria George and Brett Pitner will perform both days. The menu includes pork souvlaki, braised lamb with carrots and potatoes, pasticcio, kifta kebabs, spanakopita, stuffed grape-leaves (dolmas) and Moroccan chicken. Complete dinners served with Greek salad, rice pilaf and pita bread will be offered for $12.00 for two entrees or $14 for three entrees. A la carte, to-go items and Greek desserts will also be available, and there will be a “taverna” in the tent serving appetizers, Greek red wine, beer, ouzo and retsina. Desserts will include baklava, kourambiethes (butter cookies), galatoboureko (custard-filled filo drizzled with honey syrup) and melamakorona (honey cakes).
Visitors are invited to tour the Grange Hall and the Orthodox Christian chapel located on the second floor. Tours will be held every hour on the half hour and will include an explanation of Orthodox iconography. There is no admission fee for any part of the festival and free event parking is available along Elliott Circle and at Mountain View Elementary School.
More info including pictures from past festivals, can be found on their Festival webpage.