Greek Festival

Sample Greek food and culture without leaving the River Region at the Montgomery Greek Festival on Saturday, June 1, from 10am to 7pm. Enjoy food, pastries, church tours, and cooking demonstrations as you immerse yourself in Greek cuisine, history, and culture. Drive-through pick-up for meals and pastries will be available, or you can dine on-site.

From savory spanakopita (spinach pie) to heavenly baklava, your taste buds will delight in dining on a cuisine recognized around the world. With a choice of chicken or lamb, each meal is served with Greek green beans, a spanakopita and a tiropita, and Greek salad. For a vegetarian option, a large spanakopita is available, complete with Greek green beans, a tiropita, and Greek salad.

Guided tours of the sanctuary will conducted. Explore the intricate beauty of the Byzantine-style iconography to deepen your understanding of the Orthodox faith as you embark on a spiritual journey through the worship space.

In addition to dining on Greek dishes, Greek cooking demonstrations will be held, supported by the Alabama Folklife Association. Three 30-minute sessions will be conducted, at 11am, 1pm,  and 5pm. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the hall outside the demonstration room.

A highlight of each festival is the wide variety of delicious Greek pastries to satisfy sweet teeth of all ages.

Chicken or lamb plates are $20 and include Greek green beans, a small tiropita and spanakopita, and Greek salad. Vegetarian plates are $15 for a large spanakopita (spinach pie), Greek green beans, small tiropita, and Greek salad.

The Montgomery Greek Festival takes place June 1 at the Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church at 1721 Mt. Meigs Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36107. Festival hours are 10 am to 7 pm.