St. Sophia Greek Festival

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Country and Region United StatesFlorida
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Festival Contact Information

Phone: +01 863-299-4532

Festival Description

Enjoy a taste of Greek culture in Winter Haven at St. Sophia’s Church. The weekend-long festival offers Greek music and dance, cuisine, youth activities, and dance lessons and much more.

Festival Dates February 22 - 24, 2013

Festival Events:

Featured food 2013:
  • In The Church Hall
    • Lamb Shanks
    • Athenian Fish
    • Greek Meatballs
    • Mediterranean Baked Chicken
    • Souvlaki (Pork Tenderloin Shish-Ka-Bob)
    • Spinach Pie (Spanakopites)
    • Cheese Pie (Tiropites)
  • In The Tent
    • Gyros Sandwich & Greek Fries
    • Souvlaki (Pork Tenderloin)
    • Sandwich & Greek Fries
    • Grilled Octopus
    • Saganaki (Flaming Cheese)
    • Grecian Kalamari
    • Mezedakia (Appetizer Plate: Marinated Octopus, Kalamari, Saganaki Served With Tomatoes, Olives, Onions And Pita)
  • Children’s menu
    • Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)
    • Souvlaki Plate (Pork Tenderloin)
    • Mediterranean Baked Chicken
  • Beverages
    • In The Church Hall: Soft Drinks, Greek Coffee, Greek Ice Coffee (Frappe)
    • In The Tent: Greek Wines, Ouzo, Greek & American Beer, Greek & American Soft Drinks Water
  • Desserts
    • Greek Pastry in the Hall
    • Filo Pastries with Honey Syrup — Baklava (Nuts Wrapped In Filo), Galactobouriko (Custard Wrapped In Filo), Kataifeh Torte (Shredded Filo Pastry With Custard & Whip Cream)
    • Greek Cookies: Kourambiethes (Powdered Sugar Short Bread), Koulourakia (Greek Butter Cookie Twists), Paximadia (Greek Anisette Biscotti)
    • Koke Tortes: Strawberry, Lemon, Chocolate, Vanilla Cream, and Greek Rice Pudding
Entertainment 2013:
  • In The Tent
    • Live Greek Music
    • St. Sophia Dance Troupes
    • Attic Treasures Vendors
    • Local Crafters
    • Church Tours on Greek Orthodox Church Architecture and Iconography
  • The Church Hall
    • Cooking Demonstrations at the Bakaliko (Greek Grocery Store)
    • Gold & Silver Jewelry Vendors
    • Travel Log of Greece


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Practical Info:

  • 1030 Bradbury Road
    Winter Haven
    Phone: +01 863-299-4532
  • Located on Bradbury Road off of Winter Lake Road (Highway 540)
Schedule 2013:
  • Friday, February 22, 2013
    • 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, February 23, 2013
    • 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday, February 24, 2013
    • 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • From Winter Haven take Route 17 South to Route 540 West to Bradbury Road
  • From Lakeland take Route 98 S to Route 540 E to Bradbury Road, ½ mile east of Spirit Lake Road
  • Free Parking
  • $2 Admission Donation For All Three Days!
  • Under 12 years of age free entrance


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