Our Festival

The 2016 International Greek Food Festival is looking forward to continuing the tradition of serving FOOD, FRIENDS and the COMMUNITY! Our Festival begins on Friday, May 20 from 11:00am to 9:00pm, continues on Saturday, May 21 from 11:00am to 9:00pm and wraps up on Sunday, May 22 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Our Festival

The International Greek Food Festival, the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas, has been serving food, friends and the community for the past 30 years. All the food served at this festival has come about because of our great love of cooking and good food. The wonderful cuisine associated with the many cultures that make up the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is the product of our immigrant forefathers. We boast a long line of cooks from various culinary traditions, making up the best of our Church’s culture – Greek, Armenian, Georgian, Romanian, Russian, Indian, Middle Eastern, English and a dash of American. From these cultures has evolved this distinctive collection of foods identified with the Greek Orthodox Church – a style of cooking that not only captures the traditions of our heritage but makes eager eaters call for more.

This vast array of wonderful, savory dishes embodies not only the scents and flavors of our heritage, but a time-honored tradition of faith and family that each of us cherishes. Captured from memory or perhaps from scraps of paper, these recipes represent a priceless gift to the members of the Greek Orthodox Church, for here are contained the foods and traditions of our forefathers passed down for future generations to remember and enjoy.

Visit our festival website: www.GreekFoodFest.com

Supporting Local Charities

In its 30 years, the festival has donated more than $1.3 million dollars to more than 30 charities that serve children, families and communities throughout central Arkansas Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the Annunciation Scholarship Foundation and the Annunciation Ministries, as well as these nonprofit organizations:

Past Charities

  • ACCESS Schools
  • Alzheimer’s Arkansas
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas
  • Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation, Inc.
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • CareLink
  • CARTI Foundation
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Centers for Youth and Families
  • Children’s Museum of Arkansas
  • Community Connections
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Easter Seal Arkansas
  • Girl Scouts of Ouachita Council
  • Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center
  • Harmony Health
  • Heifer International
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Love, Truth, Care Ministries
  • March of Dimes
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Arkansas Hospice
  • The Miracle League of Arkansas
  • UAMS Family Home
  • United Way
  • Young Life
  • Youth Home, Inc.