Greek Food Festival

DUE TO COVID-19

Thank-you for your interest in this year’s “Greek Food To Go” event.

This year, COVID-19 has presented many challenges and an ever-changing landscape of guidelines that has impacted our ability to plan and prepare for our annual food festival. As a result, some weeks back we had to make difficult decisions with a limited view of what the future would bring and allow us to do.

We opted for a “Greek Food To Go” event with a limited menu (see attached), drive-thru only, credit/debit card only and no pre-order model to allow us to focus on the fastest service to the maximum number of patrons possible. Once in our parking lot, we will have three traffic lines and up to six order takers electronically sending orders to the packing area, our goal is as your vehicle arrives at the food delivery area, your order is being delivered.

As things have loosened up and the health dept now allows some outdoor seating, we understand that many of you are ready to move on from the current situation and you were hoping for walk-up service and outdoor seating. But with so many unknowns and distancing measures to be accommodated, we decided to remain with our original plan to limit the number of volunteers required and for the general safety of our volunteers and patrons.

The drive-thru model is new for us and impacts how we plan, prepare, and deliver food. We will do our best to provide you with prompt service, but we do expect a hiccup or two along the way. We appreciate your understanding and patience in these difficult times.

Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Food Festival

 

Each year patrons from our surrounding communities visit our parish in Oakmont/Verona during the last weekend of June for our annual Greek Food Festival. For over 40 years, this parish tradition continues to be one of the most popular Greek Food Festivals in the Pittsburgh area.

Annually, our Greek Food Festival is held on the last full weekend that occurs in June (the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday that all occur in June). There is always plenty of authentic Greek Food and Pastries, along with live music and dance performances late afternoon and evenings. Please see our flyer, listed below for more information.

View the Greek Food Festival Flyer and bring your appetite!

In Greece, a panayiti (festival) consists of good food, drink, music and dancing. Our Festival is an opportunity for us to share our ethnic heritage with our local community. It is a chance for us to come together and enjoy some good food and traditional live music and ethnic dancing.

Members of our parish begin making preparations for our Festival each year in January. These preparations includes many hours of meetings, coordinating, food preparation and setting up to ensure that each year’s festival is a success.

We would like to thank those in the surrounding areas for attending the festival each year — you help to make our festival a success. Our annual festival is an important part of our church — we are proud to be able to provide this event to our community.

Food Festival inquires can be made using the email listed on our Contact page.