With only 24 hours until Greek Fest, it is time to start deciding what you want to do, while you are there. Three days of fun, excitement and the opportunity to try so many new things, you will have a hard time deciding where to start. The food options alone could keep a person busy for multiple hours, just deciding what to eat could be considered the dilemma of the decade! A new recipe has been used for the Tiropita, so even if you had one in previous year, I suggest trying it again. The flavors are bigger and more scrumptious than ever. The pastries have been freshly baked and drizzled with honey and syrups, your mouth will water just at the sight of them. It is wonderful that this year there will be a Last Stop Pastry booth at the exit so you will not be able to forget those delectable delights.
With temperatures expected to be in the low to mid 90s it is the perfect weather to sit back and enjoy a cold beer or a nice glass of wine. You are already at Greek Fest, so why not enjoy a Greek Microbrew or a cold bottle of Mythos. For the wine lovers out there, there will be a variety of Greek wines to taste and try at the Wine Tasting Bar. If you’re a coffee fan, there will be Greek coffee and frappés available depending on what you are craving.
This year we welcome a special guest, the HoHLaX trio, just arriving from Greece! We are the only festival to feature Greek musicians and you’ll find them located on Plato’s Patio on Friday and Saturday. Additionally joining us again in celebration of the 55 years, The Olympians from Long Beach will be playing Friday to Sunday on the main stage. Do not forget to bring your dancing shoes! It would not be a Greek party without dancing. Public dance lessons will take place allowing everyone a chance to participate and enjoy the festivities.
Children will be entertained and have a blast at Youth Olympic Park where there are more than just a few activities to keep them busy. New this year, the kid’s area will feature a station where kids can build their own paper rocket and launch it, gold panning, remote control boats, and a golf ball squirt. The area will still offer bounce houses, a gemstone search, leather stamping, candle making, a ball shoot, and a Tiny Tots Area for all children under 4 years of age.
The shopping area has also been expanded. The Agora, located by the Dionysios Dining Tent, will feature more than 40 vendors, offering everything from Greek trinkets to art and jewelry. In the Greek Market, you will be able to find anything from honey to Greek herbs and spices; many of the items here will be imported from Greece.
There will be something for everyone! Do not miss out on Fresno’s the festival of the season; bring your friends and your family to the 55th Annual Fresno Greek Fest! Tickets are available in advance online!