Greek Festival - Cleveland Heights

45.) Greek Festival – Cleveland Heights – August 25, 2012

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Back in 2009, just before I began writing festival reviews, I visited 13 Ohio festivals. You can see the post with those listed here.

Since then, I have been trying to revisit those festivals so that I could write official reviews.

This post, my friends, is the last of those 13.

Congrats to me!

Enjoy the post.

The Greek Festival in Cleveland Heights was bigger than many of the area Greek festivals.

Along with a small kids’ area…

…the outside section had a huge dining area…

…set with 2 bars…

…a food service area…

…(with a separate line for food favorites)…

…and plenty of calamari and smelts to go around (the main reason I like this festival).

Nearby, there were also a lemonade stand…

…with vodka potential…

…Greek coffee, baklava sundaes…

…and an area for entertainment.

But this was just the start…
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…because if festival goers followed the signs inside…

…they could find plenty more…

…including a large interior dining area…

…with more meal selections…

…such as lamb shanks and gyros (and overpriced moussaka)…

…an indoor bar…

…and seemingly limited desserts (sorry, I wasn’t impressed)…

…although I loved the order sheet.

Outside the dining hall and down the hallway, various rooms were used as…

…gift shops…

…a cultural center…

…and a theater for film and cooking demos…

…while the church (worth checking out) could be found at the end.

And just in case potential shoppers still didn’t get their fill, there was still more in the basement…
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…with more vendor booths (kudos for the grocery store!)…

…and an additional pastry booth.

In fact, if you kept exploring…
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…there was even a flea market…

…which was a rather interesting addition.

 

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