Hundreds Enjoy The 2019 Greek Festival In Downtown Mansfield

  • 5/17/2019 4:39:50 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The 2019 Greek Festival kicked off Friday afternoon, featuring plenty of homemade food, church tours, book sales, and more.

The festival has been growing and growing for the past 35 years according to Father Michael Ellis, a pastor and priest at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. While the church is technically Greek Orthodox, anyone is welcome to come and experience the culture at the festival.

Lamb, baklava, Greek donuts, and dozens of other food items available at the festival are all homemade. Vendors also sell wrapped pastries and books, church tours are provided, and dancers and musicians take the stage in the evenings to entertain the guests.

"We want to have a fundraiser in the community so that we can raise funds so that we can continue to serve the community, but we also want to invite people into our community," explained Father Ellis. "We're a Greek Orthodox church, but we have members from all throughout the community... You don't need to be Greek to go here, attend here, visit here. But we want to invite people to the community, we want to introduce them to our food, to our culture, and also even a little bit to our church and to our faith. So we're really proud to be able to be a part of the community and to share with the community, because this is our community."

The festival feaures both an indoor and an outdoor area, which means it will go on rain or shine this weekend. The festival is held at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, located at 365 West Third Street in downtown Mansfield.

The hours are listed below:

  • Friday, May 17th: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Saturday, May 18th: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Sunday, May 19th: 11 AM - 5 PM

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