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Thirteenth annual Cumming Greek Festival returns this week
Greek festival

Cumming’s 13th annual Greek Festival is back again, scheduled this year to run Oct. 20-22.

The event, which is held at the Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in south Forsyth, touts itself as Forsyth County’s largest ethnic event and offers traditional Greek food, dances, music an merchandise.


If you go

What: 13th annual Cumming Greek Festival

Where: Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church; 3074 Bethelview Road Cumming, GA

When: Oct. 20- 22; Friday, 3 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: Adults - $2; children 12 and under free

A live band will play at the festival, and Greek merchandise includes authentic Greek sailor hats, clothing, ceramics, copper, books, icons, jewelry, gold and handcrafted items.

This year, organizers are offering the festival’s second annual Cumming Greek Fest Fundraiser, which also supports the Forsyth County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #82 — the county’s ‘Cops and Kids’ program — and the Forsyth County Firefighters Fund.

Each ticket purchased gives the buyer a shot at winning up to $50,000, said Laura Kefalas, Greek Fest chair.

For more information and to view the festival’s Greek menu, visit cumminggreekfestival.com. Raffle tickets can be purchased at CummingGreekFestival.com/100daysto50k.