Greek Fest (40th Annual) at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
St. Sophia Church at 525 Church Rd. in Elgin (rt. 31 and I-90) will present its 40th annual summer “Greek Fest” the weekend of July 12th, 13th and 14th, 2019. The fest will be open for lunch on Friday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM and then again from 5:00PM-11:00PM for dinner. On Saturday, the fest will open at 12:00 noon and close at 11:00 PM, Sunday’s hours are 12:00 noon to 10:00PM. Traditionally, the fest attracts thousands of people to it every year. It is open to the public, and admission is FREE.
Due to construction on our beautiful new church, we will be suspending the Drive Thru this year, but will be excited to have it back next year, even bigger and better!
In addition to wonderful authentic Greek cuisine dinner dishes such as Gyros, Grecian Chicken, Souvlaki (shish-ka-bob), Mousaka, Pastitsio, we will also serve Saganaki (flaming cheese, OPA!), and Greek Fries, Fried Calamari, and Greek Salad. For a sample of a few traditional dishes, one should try the appetizer plate as well. For those who prefer American fare, hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
After dinner, please unwind at the Greek Kafenio where many traditional Greek sweets such as baklava and loukoumathes, can be found. Enjoy a cup of Greek or American coffee, or turn that baklava into an ice cream sundae! Let the kids enjoy the games and inflatable rides, including the popular Euro-Bungee! (Rides are not open during the Friday lunch from 11:00-1:00 PM) Unlimited rides from 12:00-5:00 on Saturday and Sunday for $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00!
Please enjoy our great live music! We welcome “Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos” on Friday night! Our ever-favorite DJ music of Bobby Styles will of course be playing throughout the weekend as well. “Personalities” will also be returning to us on Saturday night! We welcome Greek DJ “Alpha Tunes” for our traditional “Greek” Sunday. And of course, don’t forget, St. Sophia’s Agape Dance Troupe will also be performing traditional Greek dances in full costume all weekend as well.
Special features include the “Marketplace” indoors where you can shop the fabulous crafts, beautiful jewelry, books, icons, purses, and other treasures. Don’t forget to also buy your raffle ticket for the Grand Raffle, where you can win up to $10,000!
Please contact the church for any additional information at 847-888-2822 or e-mail us through the website https://stsophiagreekfest.com/. We look forward to having you join us!