MODESTO — The Greek Food Festival was a treat for the eyes, ears and palate Saturday as Annunciation Greek Orthodox in Modesto opened its doors to the public.
Visitors watched traditional folk dancing, browsed through an authentic arts and crafts market, took tours of the Greek Orthodox Church and could enjoy a traditional Greek meal.
The hall is full and theyre coming in, said Hope Kapakis, one of the ladies who works on the festival.
All the cooking and baking for the festival is done in the church kitchen, said Kapakis, with volunteers starting in June making pastries and cookies that can be frozen.
Weve had a pretty good crew this year, she said.
The two-day festival, which continues today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., has become one of the areas biggest celebrations of culinary tradition. Its two-day run in past years has attracted 7,500 people.
The festival is at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. Tickets are $17 at the door for general admission and $8.50 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call (209) 522-7694.