No matter what time of year you visit the Shenandoah Valley, there is always an exciting event to experience. One of the most popular summer events just minutes from the Inn at Vaucluse Spring is the Winchester Greek Festival! Held annually at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, this lively event celebrates the culture of the Greek Islands and provides plenty of fun for the entire family. Here is everything you need to know about attending the Winchester Greek Festival and what you can expect at this year’s celebration.
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What to Expect at the Winchester Greek Festival
Opa! The Winchester Greek Festival is the perfect opportunity to immerse in the vibrant Greek culture, taste delicious food, and meet interesting new people. The best part? Admission is absolutely free!
The main draw for this event is the wide variety of succulent Greek dishes prepared by the Winchester Orthodox Church. The incredibly rich and diverse array of foods are the culmination of thousands of years of good cooking, eating, and living. From the moment you take a bite, your taste buds will be sent on a culinary journey to the Greek Islands. Here are just a few menu items you’ll be able to enjoy at the festival:
- Athenian Chicken: Half-chicken seasoned with herbs, lemon, and garlic and roasted until golden brown.
- Roast Lamb: Seasoned with herbs.
- Pastitsio: The Greek version of lasagna. Baked macaroni layered with ground beef, cheese, and a rich cream sauce.
- Feta Cheeses and Olives: Bowl of feta and kalamata olives.
- Tiropita: Blend of Greek cheeses wrapped in a buttered filo.
Traditional Greek music and dancing is also a popular activity at the Winchester Greek Festival. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes so you can join in the fun and learn all of the dances. If you’re interested in getting a little shopping done, local vendors will be available to offer various items for purchase that you won’t find anywhere else.
Dates and Times
The Winchester Greek Festival takes place the weekend of August 19th-20th, 2018. On Saturday, you can attend anytime between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s also open Sunday starting at 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Book Your Next Summer Getaway With the Inn at Vaucluse Spring
If you’re planning on attending the Winchester Greek Festival, stay with us at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Relax and rejuvenate at our oasis. You’ll love walking through our gorgeous gardens and staying in our cozy rooms and cottages. Indulge in our luxurious amenities including starting your day off right with a delicious breakfast! After a good night’s sleep and our 3-course breakfast, you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the next adventure.
The property once belonged to Revolutionary War Captain Strother Jones in 1785, giving it an incredible history that has since been restored and preserved. Enjoy High ceilings, original mantles, and gleaming heart pine floors under thick Oriental rugs. Outside, the front porch of the Manor House draws many to its row of rockers for the peaceful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. Book your stay today!
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