After the Festival: Greek Orthodox Church In Our Lives

July 23rd, 2013

A Brief Historical Overview on The Greek Folk Festival in Baltimore, Maryland
The annual Greek Folk Festival in Baltimore, Maryland attracts hundreds of new and returning members each year. The festival always happens in the summer time in Baltimore and is one of the city’s most beloved events for cooking and cultural celebration. Moreover, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church hosts the Greek Folk Festival. In addition, it is one of the longest running events in Hellenic tradition in the United States.

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Our Reviews of Local Greek Fest Hotels

May 24th, 2013

Going to the Greek Fest is a wonderful way to try new foods and have a lot of fun with events and music. One issue that a lot of people have is that they do not know what hotel to stay in while they’re visiting the area. Finding a hotel during this festival can be downright impossible, so there are a few things you can do to make things easier on yourself. One thing you should do is to book the hotel months in advance so that you are guaranteed Read the rest of this entry »

How to Cook Like the Greek Fest at Home

March 22nd, 2013

Greek food is simple with many vegetables, olives and whole grain bread. Herbs are used artfully for their flavor-enhancing capabilities. If you love the Greek food at the festival, you can make the dishes at home if you know some basics.

Most Greek dishes use a little olive oil. Fish, lamb and chicken as well as pork are common meats. You can fix any of these by simply marinating them in olive oil with oregano, mint, garlic and lemon and grilling the marinated meat. Read the rest of this entry »

Introduction to Greek Fest Traditional Dances

May 3rd, 2012

Founded in the mid-1970s, the Greek Folk Festival continues to be one of the most popular Greek-American events in the Mid-Atlantic region. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church founded the festival in order to showcase Greek culture for those within the Greek community as well as educating those in the general Mid-Atlantic community. Hosted annually in Baltimore, Maryland, the Festival celebrates Greek heritage by providing a wide variety of traditional Greek cuisine, music, art, and dancing. The Festival is a four day event and is open to the public. Read the rest of this entry »

Secrets behind Greek Fest’s Iced Coffee

May 2nd, 2012

Are you a coffee connoisseur looking for a rare treat? At the Baltimore area Greek Folk Festival, there is a unique way to drink coffee. However, the main thing that festival goers may not anticipate are the secrets behind this Greek beverage.

Mainly, the iced coffee served at the Baltimore Greek Fest is a type of frappe. This means that the coffee is shaken before served. This causes a foam to form at the top of the drink. However, this is not made with dairy in order to create the froth. Read the rest of this entry »

Galactobouriko: The Story Behind a St. Nick Treat

May 1st, 2012

Galactobouriko is a traditional Greek dessert that is normally served on Christmas. It is made of phyllo dough and custard. Its name comes from the Greek word gala which means milk and the Turkish word burek which means pie or pastry. This delicious treat is filled with a lemon or orange custard that is baked at the same time as the pastry itself. It is also served with a syrup on top of it most of the time.

The dish originated in Greece and is still very popular in Greece as well Read the rest of this entry »

Why We Are Maryland’s Unofficial Greek Culinary Capital

April 29th, 2012

Are you and your family in the mood to try out a variety of Greek food? If you are new to Greek food or have enjoyed it for years the Greek Folk Festival in Baltimore, Maryland is the place to be. The Greek Folk festival also known as the Unofficial Greek Culinary Capital of Maryland has a wide variety of mezzas (appetizers), entrees and desserts for you to sample. The festival serves up traditional Greek Read the rest of this entry »