Temecula Greek Festival to run Oct. 12-13 in Old Town

Jim Karidakis of The Olympians plays his bouzouki for the crowd at the 2018 Temecula Greek Festival in Old Town Temecula, Sunday, Oct. 14. Kim Harris photo

The Temecula Greek Festival is returning to Old Town Temecula in October. The annual event, which is sponsored by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Murrieta, will run Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. 

Attendees can enjoy Greek food, shop at vendor booths, dance to live music and more.

Greek breakfast food like baklava, diples or fried honey rolls and loukumades, which are fritters with honey and cinnamon, will be available for festival-goers. Lunch foods available at the festival will include gyros, feta fries, lamb chops, spanakopita and others.

Greek or American beers, Greek wine, ouzo, soda and bottled water will be available for anyone who needs a drink to go with their meal.

Close to two dozen shops will offer jewelry, handbags, clothing and more.

In addition to Greek dance groups performing for entertainment, attendees can even take dance lessons at the festival.

There’s a children’s game area for youngsters, along with the Extreme Game Trailer, which has video games for all ages.

Free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Garage, which is connected to the Civic Center at 28690 Mercedes Street.

General admission is $3. Children under 12 can get in for $1 and seniors pay $2. Admission is free for U.S. military, firefighters and law enforcement officers with proper ID. 

 Will Fritz can be reached by email at wfritz@reedermedia.com.