33rd Annual Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival

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This weekend marks a delicious and favorite tradition for Concord foodies and culture aficionados, alike: The 33rd Annual Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival. 

If freshly prepared authentic greek recipes, wine, Greek music and culture are right up your alley, check out the festival's website to download a coupon for free admission. Otherwise, it costs $5 for adults, $3 for seniors.

"We hope that you being there would be an experience of what is good and what is of excellence of our faith and of our culture," said Father Marin State, of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Mayor Laura Hoffmeister presented a plaque to State, recognizing and proclaiming Sept. 16, 17 and 18, Greek Festival Days in the City of Concord.

"This is where you come to be Greek for a weekend," said Hoffmeister in encouraging the public's attendance.



What:   33rd Annual Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine   Festival

Where:  St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church - 1955 Kirker Pass Road, Concord, CA 94521

When:   Friday, 5:00 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.

Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.


Urban Dictionary definition for "foodie:" A person that spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top-notch ingredients and exemplary preparation. 
A foodie is not necessarily a food snob, only enjoying delicacies and/or food items difficult to obtain and/or expensive foods; though, that is a variety of foodie.

Mia September 15, 2011 at 02:13 AM
This sounds like an event I can't miss. Greek food AND wine!?! Win!
christie September 17, 2011 at 05:10 PM
I love greek food and have been having a hard time finding good greek food since moving to the bay area last year. I'm looking forward to checking out this festival this weekend!
Adalto Nascimento September 17, 2011 at 10:22 PM
Christie, unfortunately this editor won't be able to make it to the event. Patch contributor Godofredo Vasquez will be at the event to photograph and interview folks, though. So, make sure to come back to Concord Patch Monday to see his work and let us know what it was like for you. Delicious, I hope! I'm a foodie, so am jealous of anyone attending this. Have a great time!


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