Though things will look a little different this year, the Oakmont Greek Festival is a go… to go, actually.
This year’s festival, which runs from Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., will be moving to drive-thru operations only in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The beloved event, run by the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church of Oakmont and Verona, will feature a limited menu of Greek specialties, available for purchase with credit or debit cards only.
Once guests are in the church’s parking lot, volunteers will direct cars to three traffic lines, manned by six order-takers who will electronically send orders to the packing area. Cars will move along a designated route to the food delivery area, where to-go containers will be delivered to your car door. Organizers say that though it was a difficult decision to make, turning this year’s festival into a drive-thru event will allow them to focus on serving the maximum number of patrons in the fastest way possible.
On this year’s menu you’ll find favorites like Chicken Alexis (chicken glazed with fruit and honey over rice), Spanakopita, Dolmathes, Souzoukakia (meatballs simmered over tomato sauce over rice), gyros, Pork Souvlaki, Koulourakia (crispy butter cookies), and assorted pastries.
This will mark the Oakmont Greek Festival’s 46th year.
Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church (12 Washington Avenue, Oakmont)