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Gyros, Baklava, and Greek Wine

Posted By: Christine Pettigrew In: Charleston Greek Festival
Date: Thu, May 18th 2017 4:19 pm

Charleston Greek FestivalNot just because I'm half Greek, but one of the fun events to attend in Charleston is the Greek Festival.  This year’s spring event on Mother’s Day weekend didn’t disappoint!  The Greek Festival is the 3rd largest festival in Charleston, and this was their 47th year holding the event.

Greeks are known for their hospitality and great food.  The menu offered something for everyone with various gyros, traditional dishes like dolmades, mousaka, spanakopita, and pastichio, and of course LAMB!  There were at least a dozen different dessert options, including a baklava ice cream sundae.  My favorite dessert is in the photo below – loukoumades, which are warm Greek donut holes in a honey glaze.

I can’t forget to mention the wonderful Greek wines and beers available, along with the many vendors selling items such as jewelry, clothing, olive oil, and household items.

Greek Festival Collage

It’s a well organized festival with free off-site parking and shuttle buses.  Mothers were given free admission since it was Mother’s Day weekend.  The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity at 30 Race Street is where the event is held.  Don’t miss next year’s festival and if you want a description of some of the traditional Greek dishes I mentioned, I would be glad to tell you about them as we tour Charleston area homes.  Please call or text me at 843-276-7976.

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Christine Pettigrew