his year, locals will have even more time to enjoy the delicious food and wine, entertainment and hospitality on offer at the Greek Affair and Multicultural Festival.
Organisers have decided to host the popular Taigum event on Saturday 12 October, with the program of events running from 10am to 8pm on the grounds at the Parish of St Paraskevi.
Parish of St Paraskevi Secretary, Maria Comino, said normally the festival was held on a Sunday, but this year organisers had decided to host it on a Saturday and run it into the evening.
“By the time it gets to the afternoon on a Sunday, people start thinking about getting ready for work or getting children ready for school, so by having it on a Saturday - guests can come and relax into the evening,” Maria said.
“Plus, if anyone has to work on a Saturday and miss lunch, they can come afterwards and enjoy dinner.”
Festival goers will be able to enjoy mouth-watering moussaka, halloumi cheese, spanakopeta (spinach pie) and pitta wraps. Red and white Greek wine will be available, as well as an assortment of soft drinks.
For the sweet tooth, there will be home-made honey puffs, baklava, shortbread biscuits, Grecian (Turkish) delights and galaktoboureko, which is made with layers of golden-brown crispy phyllo, sprinkled with melted butter and filled with creamy custard.
It’s not all about the food though, with plenty of entertainment and cultural activities on offer including music, dancing, church tours and cooking demonstrations.
Guests will be treated to a live band, as well as Greek, Indian, Cypriot and Middle Eastern dancing throughout the day, and music into the night.
Cooking demonstrations will be hosted on-site at the Taigum Child Care Centre.
Maria said a representative from the Asia Minor Greek Historical Society would lead one of the cooking classes, alongside a few other Greek cooking experts.
A gold coin donation will be required on entry and guests will also receive a program for the day. There is plenty of free parking on the church grounds.
Greek Affair and Multicultural Festival
Saturday 12 October, 10am – 8pm
The Parish of St Paraskevi, 241 Church Road, Taigum.