Order now! Dayton Greek Festival’s drive-thru event is this weekend

Dayton Greek Festival organizers will host another drive-thru version of the event, called the Greek Fest Express, from Sep. 10-12 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, located at 500 Belmonte Park North in Dayton. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
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Dayton Greek Festival organizers will host another drive-thru version of the event, called the Greek Fest Express, from Sep. 10-12 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, located at 500 Belmonte Park North in Dayton. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Opa! The Dayton Greek Festival returns this weekend.

Dayton Greek Festival organizers will host another drive-thru version of the event, called the Greek Fest Express, from Sep. 10-12 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, located at 500 Belmonte Park North in Dayton. Greek Fest Express will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 10 and Saturday, Sep. 11 and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sep. 12.

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Greek Fest Express will be serving up festival favorites like pastries, a variety of gyros and Souvlaki dinners. Customers must place pre-orders for this cuisine at the Greek Festival’s website. Orders can be picked up during specified hours at the festival. Currently, Friday at 11 a.m. and noon are full. Walk-ups are not permitted.

Typically, the Dayton Greek Festival is a large-scale celebration of all things Greek with food and live entertainment. But, because of the pandemic, organizers hosted a drive-thru version of the Dayton Greek Festival in 2020 and decided to do the same this year.

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“The decision to have a drive-through festival this year was not easy for us,” organizers posted on the Dayton Greek Festival Facebook page.” We too, love our festival. An undertaking of this magnitude is a year-long process. Although the state of Ohio has opened up, in this post-pandemic world there are various obstacles to organizing an event such as this, including disruption in supply chains and labor.”

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More information about the Greek Fest Express can be found by heading to its website or Facebook page.

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