10 Things You Must Know About the Cumming Greek Festival

The Cumming Greek Festival celebrates its 15th year of bringing a taste of the beautiful Mediterranean paradise to Cumming and North Georgia! The 15th Annual Cumming Greek Festival starts Friday, October 18 at 3pm and goes to Sunday, October 20 at 5pm.
Sts Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox parish sponsors this wonderful event each year on their beautiful 16 acres right on Bethelview Rd. and this year the Festival celebrates 15 years as one of the largest volunteer festivals in Forsyth County with fun and fellowship for this family-friendly annual event.

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Cumming Greek Festival

#1 – Motto: The motto of the Cumming Greek Festival is “bringing more than just Greek culture to you.”

#2 – Fundraiser: This festival is a big fundraiser for the church but it’s also an opportunity for them to give back. Each year a portion of the money raised goes to local charities in Forsyth County. The parish is committed to our local community and helping those in need! They are also having a big fat Greek fundraiser this year. You can enter to win by purchasing a $20 raffle ticket. All the information can be found by clicking here

#3 – Hours: This year the Cumming Greek Festival is on October 18 – 20. The hours are Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, and Sunday 12-5pm. New this year: Admission is FREE

#4 – Greek Culture: Attending allows you to have a unique opportunity to experience the richness of Greek culture. You will experience this through food, music, dancing, and shops!

#5 – Greek Food: The food is so delicious! The cooks at the Cumming Greek Festival know the inside secrets to fine Greek cuisine. You can expect to see menu items like gyros, souvlaki (pork and chicken kebabs), pastichio (Greek lasagna), dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice), and lamb.

#6 – Greek Desserts: Did I mention dessert yet? Oh boy – let me tell you about the two best items in my personal opinion. The first being the baklava sundae. And the second is the Loukoumades, which are homemade Greek-style donuts drizzled with honey. YUM! Are you drooling yet? I am!

#7 – Greek Shopping: After you are full, make sure to walk through the market. You can find a full list of vendors, by clicking here.  The various gift stores are a shopper’s paradise, filled with a variety of Greek items like authentic Greek sailor hats, clothing, ceramics, books, icons, jewelry, gold, and handcrafted items.

#8 – Church Tours: Want to really experience Greek culture? Take a church tour! Personally, we love talking with Father Barnabas every year.

#9 – Greek Entertainment: The entertainment was one of our family’s favorite things! They had various dancing groups that performed as well as a live band. We love dancing the night away, OPA!

#10 – Children’s Activities: There is a children’s area with some activities as well. The activities that you can expect to see are a face painting, inflatables, and crafts. {Quick tip: make sure you bring cash for these activities}

BONUS: I know you are probably wondering about the parking. Follow this link for all the details on parking. 

The 15th Annual Cumming Greek Festival promises to be our biggest event ever and something the whole family will enjoy. Make your plans now to attend and enjoy this outstanding community event!

For more information go to www.cumminggreekfestival.com!