Greek Fall Festival Adds Beer Garden, Second Wine Tasting Area

greek-festival-gyro-largeThe food options for the first-ever fall edition of the Charleston Greek Festival are slightly abbreviated, but event chair Tony Forsberg promises more beer and wine at the Oct. 4-6 cultural celebration.

“It’s the first time we’re doing a beer garden,” Forsberg says. “And because it’s fall, we’ll have two 60-inch TVs playing football.”

At the spring event, which will celebrate its 44th anniversary next May, the food offerings include chicken and lamb dinners, served with rice, string beans, salad and bread. But since Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox is trying to keep its fall debut manageable, organizers decided to limit the menu to “all the delicious stuff you always get out of the gyro tent,” Forsberg says, plus a few more grilled items.

“We’re going to be serving shrimp gyros, shrimp kebabs and Greek-style chicken wings,” Forsberg says, adding that attendees should otherwise anticipate “the same thing they’re used to, but at a different time of year.” That includes baklava, loukoumades and other pastries.

Homemade items and commercially-produced pastas, olive oils and other Greek pantry staples will be sold at a Greek market, another new addition to the festival line-up.

The Fall Greek Festival at 150 Lockwood Dr. will open its concession stands from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 and 12 noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. For more information, visit charlestongreekfestival.com.

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