41.) A Taste of Greece Festival Review – Plymouth, Michigan – August 25, 2018

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is no parking on the festival grounds.  Signs nearby direct festival goers to a parking lot at a neighboring business where buses transport people to and from the festival.

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When I arrived at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church‘s A Taste of Greece Festival…

…kids were climbing and jumping on the inflatables…

…volunteers were preparing the Kids’ Korner activity tent…

…and festival goers went from the admission gate ($2) straight to the marketplace…

…where they found beautiful jewelry…

…fine religious imports (The Greek Soul)…

…and some colorful art.

I let my stomach pull me to the cafeteria tent…

…where I looked over the menu…

…and went to the appropriate stations…

…for some delicious pastitsio and saganaki cheese on pita.

In the dining tent, there were also tables serving as a bar…

…a coffee station…

…dessert stations that served baklava sundaes and loukoumathes (honey puff balls)…

…and a pastry area…

…that sold popular Greek desserts…

…including my favorite galaktoboureko.

On the way out of the tent, there were baskets that festival goers could win…

…as well as a 50/50 raffle and other prizes.

And while it was still early to enjoy the dancing and musical performances scheduled for the day…

…guests could get check out the beautiful church and take advantage of a free tour.