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Friday September 7, 2012

Utah is lucky to have a large Greek presence and they sure know how to throw a festival.The four-day event started last night and I did not leave disappointed, or hungry. As you enter the giant white tents you will be greeted with delicious smells and sights of Greek food. I would suggest not missing out on this.

There’s a huge open seating area where you can sit and enjoy your Gyro, Keftedes, Tzatziki and even local brews that are there on tap. If you’re going to venture to the festival make sure you go when you can catch the traditional Greek folk dances performed by local Greek youth and young adults (schedule here).

Make some time to tour the cathedral and visit the Hellenic Cultural Museum, or check out the various booths where you can feed your inner shopping needs.

Now, here’s the most important thing to remember, baklava! Do not miss out on dessert. As I said before the Greeks know how to throw a festival; they even have to-go boxes ready to be filled with delicious Greek desserts for you to take home and enjoy all weekend.

For more information visit Saltlakegreekfestival.com. There is a $3 admission charge, with proceeds benefiting local charities. OPA!