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May 19, 2011 07:25 AM

Greek festivals!

Greek festival season starts next weekend.

Annunciation Elkins Park is next weekend http://www.annunciation-elkinspark.or...,

St. Sophia Valley Forge is the first weekend of June.

Any others that I'm missing?

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  1. Here are a few others.. most in PA, some in NJ.

    St. Demetrios Church, Greek Festival
    Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 22, 2011
    Upper Darby, PA

    St. George Church Trenton, NJ/Greek Festival
    5/19 – 5/22/2011
    Hamilton, NJ

    St Anthony's Church, The Greek Festival
    When Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2011
    430 W. Wheat Rd.
    Vineland, NJ

    St. George Cathedral, Annual Festival
    Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    256 S. 8th St.
    Phila. PA

    St. Sophia Norristown, Annual Festival
    When Wednesday, June 1 – Sunday, June 5, 2011
    Where 900 S. Trooper Road
    Jeffersonville, PA

    Holy Tinity Egg Harbor, Annual Festival
    Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2011
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    7004 Ridge Ave.
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    7 Replies
    1. re: cwdonald

      Sweet! There was one in Atlantic City a couple of summers back, and they had the BEST baklava. I may try to find that one as well.

      1. re: potroastcat

        There is a huge one in Cherry Hill too that I do not have on here. Have to find it.

        1. re: cwdonald

          I can't wait until St. George's. There is also one in Wilmington that is decent but not nearly as good.

          1. re: cwdonald

            The Cherry Hill festival isn't until October... but it's really really good.

            1. re: truman

              DEFINITELY agree with how good the Cherry Hill one is. We lived nearby for many years and then moved to PA. Each October my family requests that I bring a cooler and go over the first day of the festival. I then buy a lot of the spanikopita and typropites and put them in the cooler...enough to last about 3 months. Then I have special requests from each family member on the cooked food...enough usually to last for the weekend...The church members do all the cooking and only once did we get food that was clearly made by a 'non-cook' and we didn't like it. Typically it is all good and fresh and delicious!

      2. I haven't been to any other, but without exaggeration, the food at St. Sophia's festival was the absolute worst Greek food I've ever had the misfortune to spend money on. I do intend to give St. George's a try this year.

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        1. re: bucksguy14

          St Sophia Valley Forge or St Sophia Norristown?

          1. re: Bigley9

            They are the same....on trooper road - technically it's probably Audubon. Contrary to bucksguy I have had some good home cooked entree food there (forgive the spelling) mousakka, pastitsio, lamb shank - and more all with a yummy greek salad, greek green beans, and roll, a la carte sides of spanokopita and grape leaves ...haven't been to the outdoor grill areas in a few years, but the gyros and souvlaki were great a few years ago....and the pastries are good too....if I had a would be the Greek wine, but that's not St Sophia's fault.....just not my thing. But I'll keep trying.

          2. re: bucksguy14

            Wow, I love St. Sophia's (VF)! I go back every year. Their loukomades and moussaka are fantastic. I also highly recommend their sampler platter if you can't decide.

          3. How is the one in Elkins Park? We are thinking of heading over this weekend? Any "must try' foods?

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            1. re: AmblerGirl

              It's okay, not the best really. I like their entrees better than their gyros.