My favorite season of the year is upon us! Do you know how I can tell? It’s not the cooler temps, though we’ve had a bit of that from remnants of Gustav. It’s not the changing color of the leaves, that comes a little later in the season here in Middle Tennessee. It’s not even the beginning of football season or the anticipation of the season opening gala of the Nashville Symphony or the season premieres of favorite television programs. No, it’s much tastier and culturally inspriring than all of that.
I am, of course, referring to the annual Greek Festival hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church here in Nashville. For one weekend of the year, we can all be, or at least feel, Greek. For our family, the autumnal season has its official kickoff with the Greek Festival. There’s lots of fun things for the kids to do like pony rides, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, petting zoo and games. There’s always live music being played and several times a day there’s dancing. You can tour the church building and shop in the “bazaar”. But the best part is the food! Gyros, spanikopita, baklava, dolmades, souvlaki, loukoumades, and more! Yum!
It’s also a great place to meet-up with friends. We saw friends from church, blogger types and even my OB-GYN! I guess you never know who you’ll run into at the Greek Festival. You may even see this guy:
(Click on the picture to learn more about why Bobblehead George showed up at the Greek Festival.)
If you’re in Middle Tennessee, the festival runs through tomorrow. Drop by and be Greek for awhile.