Eight years ago, my family of five went to the Greek Food Festival of Dallas for the first time. As you can see, my kids were a bit younger:
We enjoyed the food and entertainment, and we vowed to come back every year.
But unfortunately, our schedule or the weather always ruined our plans to return to this festival. Then, Covid canceled it for 2 years. But, this year, we finally made it back!
When we went the first time, we had not been to Greece before. Going to the festival only increased my yearning to get to Greece someday.
Fortunately, we made it to Greece earlier this year (Santorini, Mykonos and Athens–see my trip report here). Returning to the Greek Food of Dallas made us nostalgic for our summer trip to Greece, and we appreciated the experience in a different way from our first time there.
The festival has not changed much or at all in 8 years. You can take tours of the inside of the Greek Orthodox Church:
There are shops inside the Greek school that reminded us of Santorini:
Greek cooking demonstrations:
But the main attraction is really the food! Gyros, lamb chops, pasta, loukoumades, it’s all good! My favorite was the Feta Bites:
The last time we were there, my kids were picky eaters and mostly just ate the French fries. Not this year. We ordered multiple dishes, and they really branched out.
We also enjoyed the Greek dancers:
If you live near the Dallas area, this festival is still happening today (Sunday, November 5, 2023). Tickets are $10 to get in for ages 11 and up.
If you don’t live near Dallas, you might still have a Greek Food Festival near you. Check out these locations around the United States.
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.