WEIRTON - The 26th-annual Weirton Greek Festival is set to kick off today, with a variety of entertainment and food available for those attending.
The yearly festival, organized by the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3528 West St., will take place at the church through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. It features a variety of homemade Greek food and pastries, entertainment and other attractions.
Church members have spent weeks preparing for the festival, making food such as moussaka, grape leaves and spanakopita, as well as baklava, koulourakia and other desserts.
The fish plaki and moussaka will be available all three days this year because of demand from festival-goers.
Music by DJ Jim Antoniou will be available each day, as will guided tours of the church.
Additional entertainment will include the Greek Company Orchestra from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday; the Weirton Christian Center Kids Signs of Hope at 5 p.m. Friday; and the Patriotakia and Aegean Dancers of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church at 8 p.m. Friday.
Today's entertainment lineup includes DJ Jim Antoniou from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; guided church tours at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and the Greek Company Orchestra from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission and parking for the festival are free.
The church now is accepting credit and debit cards at specified booths with a $10 minimum for individuals, a $20 minimum for pre-orders and a $50 minimum for business deliveries.
To make pre-orders by phone, call (304) 797-9884 or fax the order to (304) 797-1725 at least one hour before pickup. Orders can be picked up at the pre-order window in the church hall. No pre-orders can be accepted after 5 p.m. Business delivery is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and Friday with a $50 minimum order.
For information, call (304) 797-9884 or visit the website at www.allstswv.org.