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55th Fresno Greek Fest continues through Sunday

Fresno Greek Festival celebrates Greece at St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Festival chairman Peter Vallis, speaking during the 55th annual Fresno Greek Festival in 2015, gives a rundown on what to expect at the event at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
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Greek Festival chairman Peter Vallis, speaking during the 55th annual Fresno Greek Festival in 2015, gives a rundown on what to expect at the event at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Celebrating its 55th year, the Greek Fest continues its three-day run through Sunday.

The festival draws thousands of people to the grounds of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2219 N. Orchard St., for drinks, dancing and Greek food. Festival organizers boast that more than 90 percent of the event food is made from scratch.

Festivalgoers can indulge in dozens of traditional Greek dishes, including festival favorites: roasted Greek oregano chicken, moussaka (stuffed eggplant dish), spanakopita (spinach, feta, wrapped in filo), halloumi (fried cheese), loukaniko (Greek sausage) and loukoumades (puffs of golden dough covered in nuts and honey).

New this year will be the addition of several beers from Septem, a microbrewery from Avlon, Greece. The beer types include a honey golden ale and a porter.

“They are all really delicious beers,” said Peter Vallis, Greek Fest spokesman.

Along with offering plenty of food, the Greek Fest will have cooking demonstrations, music, dancing and activities for children and young people.

2015 Fresno Greek Festival

Friday through Sunday, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2219 N. Orchard St.

Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tickets: $6 for adults. Free to those 65 years and older and those under 12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fresnogreekfest.com.

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