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

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.

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.

“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.”

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

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