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Tri-Cities Greek Fest this weekend in Bluff City

August 15th, 2014 9:14 am by Staff Reports

Tri-Cities Greek Fest this weekend in Bluff City

On Saturday, the public is invited to partake in a celebration of Greece, its culture, food and all things Greek.

Hosted by Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, the Tri-Cities Greek Fest will feature a variety of activities and entertainment. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the church in Bluff City.

Guests will be able to see the church’s own dance troupe in vintage Greek costumes perform a variety of dances from the Greek islands and mainland. Live entertainment will be provided by George Karras and his band throughout the day.

Now in its third year, the Tri-Cities Greek Fest has several new things in store for its guests, including the chance to win an assortment of door prizes.

The rummage sale portion of the event, known fondly to local Greeks as Poseidon’s Treasure Cove, will be the largest yet. This year, it will be underneath a large tent providing space for more items and larger ones, such as furniture.

Tempting new pastry treats with Grecian roots will be available. Items such as kok, two round vanilla sponge cakes filled with Bavarian cream and topped with chocolate ganache, and ergolavos, an almond cookie with apricot filling, are only two such desserts that will be featured.

Tsourekia, braided loaves of Greek sweet bread, and baklava cheesecake will return this year for another expected sellout. Combination platters will also return for those who want to try a little of everything.

Guests are also invited to take a church tour to learn about the Greek Orthodox Church. Plenty of seating will be available allowing for an up-close and personal look at Orthodox iconography and worship.

A children’s area will be behind the church, but will still be very much a part of the festivities. Children are invited to have their faces painted and participate in a variety of games.

The unique retail area of the festival boasts cookbooks, jewelry, homemade lotions and jams and Tri-Cities Greek Fest T-shirts.

Patrons should note that this event only accepts cash and personal checks.

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