Oorganized by the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Greek Fest typically fills Wisconsin State Fair Park with gyros and other spit-roasted meats, Greek music and dancers, games and rides, a Greek market and much more. In 2020 and 2021, COVID-19 concerns led organizers to turn the 55th and 56th annual events into a “Greek Fest Drive Thru” instead of full-fledged festivals to allow people to get the favorite dishes. of the Greek Fest and to support the Annunciation.
As we await Greek Fest status in 2022, we are pleased to announce that you will be able to indulge in some of the festival’s culinary specialties this month at the Greek Orthodox Church’s ‘Taste Of Greece’ event. of the Annunciation. According to the organizers, Taste Of Greece is a “smaller, more intimate version of Greek Fest” that focuses primarily on food. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 27 (while supplies last!), the Church’s Cultural Center building located at 9400 W. Congress St. will serve Greek party favorites like spit roast chicken, roast lamb, gyros, Greek soup, Greek meatballs, Saganaki, Greek salad, pistachio (Greek lasagna) and a variety of Greek pastries.
In addition to food offerings, there will be a Greek market, Greek musicians and dancers will perform at 3 p.m. on both days, and attendees can take self-guided tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed church. Admission and parking are free. Why wait until summer to attend Greek Fest when you can enjoy a taste of Greece on February 26 and 27?