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OC Greek Festival Anaheim May2016

OC Greek Festival is held at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in Anaheim. The event has gown over the years and recently expanded to include carnival rides. Visitors can sample authentic Greek food while enjoying traditional Greek dancing and music.

There is an outdoor marketplace and 'Zorba’s Kids Zone' with carnival rides and games. Food booths will be selling delicious Gyros, Feta Fries and Loucanico along with sweet Greek pastries such as Baklava, Kataifi, Melomakarona and Chocolate Trigona.

There is the usual assortment of vendors selling products some related to Greece and some not. Also on hand are traditional Greek folk dancers and dance groups. There is plenty of tables where you can sit down and enjoy the music and gorge yourself on greek food. Plan on spending at least three hours at the OC Greek Fest.

There is a free shuttle from the Buena Park Mall where there is ample parking spaces. This years OC Greek Festival runs from Friday May through Sunday May 2016. Free shuttle bus from Walmart.
Orange County Greek Festival
OC Greek Festival St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox
2016 OC Greek Fest. experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greece AT St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Anaheim. Every year the church celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture.

Authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and expansive “Zorba’s Kidz Zone” with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities—plus more!—are all ready for your visit to Greece right here in Anaheim"

For those of you not familiar with Greek food here is a run down on some of the most popular items.

Gyros are soft pita stuffed with hot lamb, yogurt and onions. Feta Fries are cooked in olive oil crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, covered in feta cheese, garlic salt and lemon juice.

Moussaka is aked minced lamb, sliced eggplant, and tomatoes. Baklava is a sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.

Melomakarona are honey-soaked cookies and Chocolate Trigona is made of layers of filo shaped into a triangle, filled with ground walnuts, dipped in chocolate.

Greek Festival Events:
Live Greek Music, Traditional Greek dance performances daily, AuthenticGreek food, Greek wines, beer,spirits and coffee, Outdoor marketplace and kids ride area.

Orange County Greek Fest Hours and Directions: Hours: Friday– 10:00 pm- Saturday 12 Noon – 10:00 pm- Sunday 12 Noon – 10:00 pm

Children Under 12 and all Military, Police and Fire Personnel (with ID) Seniors Admitted Free. Parking and Free Shuttle (to and from OC Greek Fest) at Buena Park Mall—Dale St. and La Palma Ave.—Shuttle Stop located behind Sears.

Admission $3.00 Free 65 and older 12 and under. - No coupon this year.

OC Greek Festival St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church 405 N. Dale St., Anaheim
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