IT’S time to "Get Your Greek On!" for the 65th Annual Savannah Greek Festival. Believe it or not, Savannah's Greek community begins the planning each year just a few weeks after they finish the previous festival.
"There were so many great ideas from last year. It was difficult to narrow down what we could do," states Jimmy Stevens, Festival Co-chair. "I think we've incorporated some of the best for this year."
So, what can you expect at the 65th Annual Savannah Greek Festival?
"Not to worry," says Gabrielle Franklin, Festival co-chair. "All your favorites from years previous are still here. We are still making the spanakopita, dolmades, pasticio, the pastries, the lamb, baked chicken, salads...well, we're making 90% with help from the Savannah community."
1: COURTYARD CHANGES. The courtyard has been transformed to incorporate a grill area with pork & chicken souvlaki, loukoumades (honey puffs), beverages and outdoor seating. The perennial favorite, gyros and salads, will also be available for purchase in the courtyard area.
2: SWEET TOOTH? The pastry menu has been expanded to include four new traditional sweets: karithopita, melomakarona, ravani and flogeres.
3: ONLINE ORDERING. That's right. You can go to www.savannahgreekfest.com and place an order for pickup of your favorite food items. No more waiting in line or calling with a list of the office orders to get your lunch/dinnertime to-gos. AND it starts early. You can place your orders for Thursday, October 8th at 11am beginning Tuesday, October 6th.
The Savannah Greek Festival runs October 8, 9 and 10 from 11am - 9pm each day.