Greek festival finds new home

September 14, 2012 by  

The Original Greek Festival will soon be on its way to Houston and is celebrating its 46th year at a new location.

The four-day festival has grown substantially in attendance over the years, creating the need for more space. This year’s event has moved to a new location with expanded facilities, including more space for children’s activities, an Athenian playground, and additional seating capacity. The festival is being held in the museum district in the downtown area, at 3511 Yoakum Boulevard.

Lots of activities can be expected, including tours, artifacts, icons, Greek Folk dancing, an Agora Greek food store, school exhibits, and a gift shop with many treasures and souvenirs. The highlight of the event is the authentic Greek food and pastries, where special feature dishes include gyros, souvlaki, tiropita, dolmades, and spanakopita.

A lively Greek folk dancing performance will take place every hour of each day during the evening. Children’s dancing activities are scheduled as well.

Special interest festival organizations often utilize local printing companies to perform print services to help announce, promote, and manage the function. Postcard printing is helpful to send out announcements in advance of an event to develop interest and potentially increase attendance. Banner printing is part of the overall communication plan, as they can be prominently hung to immediately attract attention. They are used for entry areas, vendor and exhibitor displays, performances, and other special functions.

The organizers are seeking volunteers to assist with the event. Those interested should visit the Original Greek Festival website for details and contact information for the event, which is scheduled for October 4 – 7.