St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Presents Its 38th Annual Odyssey Festival

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Aug 172018

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, will host its 38th annual Odyssey Greek Festival on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31- Sept. 3.

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church announced details regarding ODYSSEY 2018. This 4-day party features all things Greek, including mouthwatering cuisine, live music, dancing, and a bustling Hellenic agora (marketplace).

Set on the grounds of the beautiful Byzantine-style Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, ODYSSEY 2018 offers something for everyone.

ODYSSEY 2018 includes:

• Classic Greek cuisine – appetizers (meze), Greek pastries (glyka), lamb on the spit (souvla), moussaka, gyro, spanakopita (spinach pie) and pastitisio (Greek style lasagna)

• “Gourmet Meze Grille” – gourmet appetizers, including saganaki (flaming cheese), gyro platter, loukaniko sausage, grilled shrimp, avgolemono soup, dips and pitas, and more • Live Greek cooking demonstrations – learn to prepare some classic Greek foods

• Greek marketplace – Gourmet Greek grocery, T-shirts, jewelry, arts & crafts, bookstore

• Treasures ’n Junque – Odyssey’s giant tag sale • Presentations on Greek culture and religion, along with tours of Saint Barbara Church

• Greek dance performances –Traditional Greek folk dances performed by the ODYSSEY Dancers

• Greek dance lessons – taught by the ODYSSEY Dancers (8:45 p.m., Sat, and Sun)

• Nightly dancing to ODYSSEY’s live Greek band, “The Hellenic Company”

• Kids’ area – Rides, games, and magic shows.

• Raffle – Have a chance at winning the grand prize of $10,000 cash, or 9 additional prizes!

• Senior Citizens Day: Fri. 8/31, 12 to 3 pm – 20% senior citizen discount on snack bar and restaurant tent purchases.

For 37 years ODYSSEY has delighted the senses with a feast of Greek cuisine, the thrill of Greek dance, the sounds of the bouzouki, and the ethnic flavor of the Agora (Marketplace). Stop by Saint Barbara’s ODYSSEY for Connecticut’s greatest “Greek Party,” a rain-or-shine Labor Day tradition!

HOURS: Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 — 12 noon to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 12 noon to 7 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING (on-site and next door at Holy Infant Church)


For more information visit: www.saintbarbara.org or call 203-795-1347



Today’s Schedule Of Events For The 2017 Odyssey Greek Festival

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Sep 022017

St. Barbara Church Odyssey Greek Festival is taking place on the Church grounds 480 Racebrook Road, Orange this weekend, through Sunday.

Here is today’s schedule of events:

SATURDAY, September 2, 12 NOON-10 PM

C—Church Proper

E—Entertainment Area

CC—Community Center (White House)

CC 1:00 p.m. Greek Cooking Demonstration

C 1:15 p.m. Presentation on Greek Orthodoxy

E 2:00 p.m. ODYSSEY Dancers

C 2:15 p.m. Presentation on Greek Orthodoxy

E 3:00 p.m. Magic Show: “The Magic of Adam”

C 3:30 p.m. Saint Barbara Choir Performance

CC 4:00 p.m. Greek Cooking Demonstration

E 4:30 p.m. Odyssey Dancers

E 6:00- Live Greek Music by 10:00 p.m. “The Hellenic Company”

C 7:00 p.m. Presentation on Greek Orthodoxy

E 8:00 p.m. ODYSSEY Dancers

E 8:45 p.m. Greek Dance Lessons

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