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Eat Your Fill at St. George Greek Festival

Gyros, souvlaki, baklava & more this weekend

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Norwalk, CT | Added on August 22, 2013 At 10:28 PM

The heart of St. George Church's Greek Festival will tickle your taste buds.

"[The highlight] would have to be eating a gyro and eating a Greek pastry," says festival chairman George Cross.

The Greek Orthodox church's four-day celebration has been around for about 40 years.  And every year people come back for what Cross says they can't get anywhere else.

"We do gyros differently than anybody else," he says.  "We shave meat off, we don't just use slices.  You won't find that at any other festival in the area."

Besides the food, there's more straight from Greece here -- music and dancing, and a marketplace.

"The 'Agora' is our marketplace -- it's similar to the Agora you would find in Athens when you go shopping," Cross says.

Cross says the festival is the church's biggest fundraiser.

He says the church is of Byzantine design and requires a lot of maintenance and costs.

"[The festival] is an important part of what we do [to keep the church]," he says.

The festival continues Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 10 pm.

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