Saturday, December 9, 2023

Brews and Bites: Williamsburg Greek Festival Returns to In-Person this Year

The Williamsburg Greek Festival returns to in-person this year, with food, music and dancing. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Demi Emmanouil)

WILLIAMSBURG — Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Williamsburg Greek Festival to look a bit different than most years.

While folks were able to enjoy authentic Greek food safely through online ordering and a drive-thru service, much of the family-friendly event was scaled down as a precaution.

This year, however, the beloved event that celebrates Greek culture, food and tradition will bring back the usual music, dancing and vendors.

The 2021 Williamsburg Greek Festival will take place Oct. 15-17 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4900 Mooretown Rd.

This year’s festival will be in-person, but also offer online ordering. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Demi Emmanouil)

“Everything is back in-person and we’re also offering online ordering,” said Demi Emmanouil, past festival chairman.

This year’s activities will include traditional Greek dance troupes performances, multiple vendors for boutique shopping and scheduled church tours.

This year’s menu includes gyros, lamb shank, chicken and pork Souvlaki, pastitsio and more.

Emmanouil said that the community seems ready for the event’s return.

“We do have quite a large group that’s responded saying how excited they are that it’s back in person, so we’re anticipating a good turnout,” she said.

For more information, visit the festival’s website.

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