Photos: Food and fun at 39th Greek Fest

Missy ZaloudekFeature, Our Town Arts, West Knoxville

The Greek lifestyle is all about relishing the world around you and living life to the fullest. That is exactly how it felt when the 39th annual Greek Fest came to Knoxville Sept. 28-30.

The festival was created to share Greek culture and give everyone a chance to be Greek for a day. The event is hosted by St. George Greek Orthodox Church. From the authentic Greek food to the live music and traditional Greek dancing, there were delights for the eyes, ears and taste buds. The traditional favorite savory meals were back this year, including souvlaki, lamb, pastichio and the gyro, as well as your sweet favorites, including loukoumades, baklava and finikia.

There were church tours, kids’ activities, shopping  and more. Visitors could also visit Papou’s Pantry to pick up authentic Greek ingredients for their own kitchens.

We’re already counting down the days until the next Greek Fest. OPA!

Young folk dancers perform at Greek Fest.

Boys perform traditional folk dances at Greek Fest.

Maurice Natour makes loukoumades, a type of fried doughnut.

A selection of jewelry offered for sale at Greek Fest


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