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Castro Valley Greek Festival - anyone been before?

hhc Sep 26, 2007 09:32 PM

i don't know if this is an annual event, just saw an ad in the mail. There's a Greek Festival in Castro Valley this yr: Oct 5-7, 2007. Anyone been before?

Fri Oct 5, 5-9p
Sat Oct 6, 11-9p
Sun Oct 7, 12-7pm

Location: Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church of Castro Valley
20104 Center St, CV
Phone: (510) 581-8950
website:
http://cvresurrection.org/festival.aspx

  1. hhc Sep 30, 2009 10:27 PM

    It's coming this weekend, Oct 2-4, 2009. Hope to read more reports:
    Fri Oct 2, 5-9p
    Sat Oct 3, 11-9p
    Sun Oct 4 12-7p
    FREE Admission

    Website:
    http://cvresurrection.org/festival.aspx
    Location: Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church of Castro Valley
    20104 Center St, CV
    Phone: (510) 581-8950

    2 Replies
    1. re: hhc
      sosdiaz Oct 1, 2009 12:48 PM

      I went 2 years ago. Very small. Not too much going on for me to attend again.

      1. re: hhc
        Melanie Wong Oct 6, 2009 11:44 PM

        Any feedback on this year's event?

      2. l
        lstebbins Oct 7, 2007 12:38 PM

        Love the Food Love the People !! If you live in the Bay Area it should be a
        Rite of Passage!!! Glad that it went back to the church because it was much
        cozier there anyway..the dancing is very fun to watch and there are some nice
        things to buy there too and the desserts!!!! gotta do it!!! going today!! YUMMY!!!

        1. c
          Cheesy Oysters Sep 27, 2007 11:06 AM

          I went but it was a long time ago when I was really obsessed with Greek Festivals. Just to give you an idea, I dragged my partner to one on the East Coast! The Castro Valley festival was OK but now I pretty much settle on the Oakland Greek Orthodox Church festival in May. The food was fine but nothing special and the location wasn't very exciting.

          I'd say if you are really hankering for some Greek food and it's a nice day, check it out.

          1. Cecelia Sep 27, 2007 07:05 AM

            This is an annual event. We've never gone before, either, but family and friends will be swinging by on Sunday...because Saturday's the Chowhound picnic!!!!

            I understand that the CV Greek festival is not as big as others around the Bay, but my Greek friends like the community atmosphere.

            Cece

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            1. re: Cecelia
              Cecelia Oct 7, 2007 12:56 PM

              I visited the Greek Festival on opening day this past Friday. The people or so gracious and friendly. I went there for the specific purpose of purchasing my ChowHound picnic food: spanikopita and tiropita. The spinach-filled and cheese-filled pastries were fantastic. They suffered a bit because by the time we indulged in them (the next day in the afternoon) they were not, let's face it, spanking hot. In addition to the spanakopita and tiropita, you could purchase gyros, pork souvlaki, the Greek fried cheese, and greek salads -- this at the entrance. There was also a dinner available -- chicken and lamb, but I did not investigate that offering. Drinks were the usual suspects--Greek beer, Greek wine, ouzo, and soft drinks. On a sunny fall day, a fantastic way to spend the day.

              Cece

              P.S. I've just edited this reply! I stopped in for a gyro and a Greek beer on my way home from work today. The Gyro is wonderfully fresh--the meat tender; the yoghurt sauce homemade with pieces of cucumber and garlic. And no entrance fee! Parking wasn't a problem and there's a shuttle from the middle school about 1/4 mile up the street. Handicapped parking in the church lot.

            2. t
              theSauce Sep 26, 2007 10:39 PM

              This is my fourth year living in CV and this is the first time I have heard such event or they're publicizing for the first time. Usually you hear about the autumn festival or street fair. I'll definitely stop by though.

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