This Year's Festival Is All About

Delicious Food & Wonderful Charities

A Different Festival For A Different Time

This year's festival will consist of online ordering and drive-thru pickup only!
Pre-ordering will be available 2 weeks before the festival and the hours for pick-up are:

Friday, October 23

11:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, October 24

11:00am to 7:00pm

 

2020 Greek Food Festival

The 2020 International Greek Food Festival is looking forward to continuing the tradition of serving FOOD, FRIENDS and the COMMUNITY! However, this year will be unique. Due to the pandemic, we will not be able to showcase our exciting entertainment, music and cultural markets. But, the authentic food, fantastic charities and essential, great-hearted sponsors will be front and center...

Over the past 35 years, the Festival has donated nearly $1.5 million to more than 30 outstanding local charities. Scroll down to our Charities section to see the worthy organizations.

Come and join us! OPA!!!

Authentic, Handmade Greek Food & Pastries

Food Menu & Online Pre-Ordering Will Be Available 2 Weeks Before The Festival!

The International Greek Food Festival, the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas, has been serving food, friends and the community for the past 35 years. All the food served at this festival has come about because of our great love of cooking and good food. The wonderful cuisine associated with the many cultures that make up the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is the product of our immigrant forefathers. We boast a long line of cooks from various culinary traditions, making up the best of our Church's culture - Greek, Armenian, Georgian, Romanian, Russian, Indian, Middle Eastern, English and a dash of American. From these cultures has evolved this distinctive collection of foods identified with the Greek Orthodox Church - a style of cooking that not only captures the traditions of our heritage but makes eager eaters call for more.

This vast array of wonderful, savory dishes embodies not only the scents and flavors of our heritage, but a time-honored tradition of faith and family that each of us cherishes. Captured from memory or perhaps from scraps of paper, these recipes represent a priceless gift to the members of the Greek Orthodox Church, for here are contained the foods and traditions of our forefathers passed down for future generations to remember and enjoy.

Charities

Past Charities

    • ACCESS Schools
    • Alzheimer’s Arkansas
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas
    • Arkansas Children’s Hospital
    • Arkansas Foodbank
    • Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation, Inc.
    • Arkansas Pediatric
    • Arthritis Foundation
    • Bethany Christian Services
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    • CareLink
    • CARTI Foundation
    • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
    • Centers for Youth and Families
    • Children’s Museum of Arkansas
    • Community Connections
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Easterseals Arkansas
    • Girl Scouts of Ouachita Council
    • Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center
    • Harmony Health Clinic
    • Heifer International
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
    • Love, Truth, Care Ministries
    • March of Dimes
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation
    • Our House
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • The Arkansas Hospice
    • The Miracle League of Arkansas
    • UAMS Family Home
    • Union Rescue Mission
    • United Way
    • Wolfe Street Foundation
    • Young Life
    • Youth Home, Inc.

Community

In its 35 years, the festival has donated more than $1.5 million dollars to more than 30 charities that serve children, families, and communities throughout central Arkansas. Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the Annunciation Scholarship Foundation and the Annunciation Ministries, as well as these nonprofit organizations:

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Community Connections
communityconnectionsar.org
Phone: (501) 733-1627

Community Connections is dedicated to providing quality extracurricular activities for children with special needs as well as support for their families. Programs offered include football, soccer, art, music, theatre, cheerleading, basketball, tennis, golf and martial arts. An Autism Resource Center is also available to offer education and support to individuals with ASD and their families. Programs are offered free of charge and are located in Russellville, Conway and Little Rock.

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Easterseals Arkansas
eastersealsar.com
Phone: (501) 227-3600

Easterseals Arkansas is a nonprofit health and human services agency dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities and special needs achieve greater independence and improved lives. Easterseals provides services across the state to meet the varying needs of people with disabilities and their families. These comprehensive services provide a continuum of care from birth to aging adults and focus on the family as a whole.

Centers For Youth And Families
centersforyouthandfamilies.net
Phone: (501) 666-8686

Centers for Youth and Families began in 1884 and, today, continues its dedication to changing lives of those most vulnerable in our society—teenage moms living on low or no incomes, children in foster care, teenagers with no safe place to live, parents in need of answers to be the best parents they can be and students who need a specialized classroom to be successful. Every year, Centers for Youth and Families serves more than 3,000 children, youth and families from all Arkansas. The Centers and its more than 250 committed employees at its sites in Harrison, Little Rock and Monticello strive to heal children and youth from complex trauma through clinical programs and services.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas
RMHCArkansas.org
Phone: (501) 374-1956

Since 1980 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas has provided a "home-away-from-home" for more than 35,000 families whose child has been sent to Little Rock for life-saving medical care. When a family struggles with their child's critical medical condition, the House provides a private place for them to stay each night and the little things that are otherwise easily taken for granted. Our second core program is The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a full-service 40-foot mobile dental office. The Care Mobile provides comprehensive dental care and education, free of charge, to low-income children in six Central Arkansas counties.

Wolfe Street Foundation logo
Wolfe Street Foundation
wolfestreet.org
Phone: (501) 372-5662

The Wolfe Street Foundation is Arkansas' largest nonprofit resource dedicated to recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Since 1982, it has provided facilities for groups faithful to the original 12 Steps. The foundation also develops and implements a variety of programs aimed toward education and prevention for youth, families and individuals trying to recover from alcoholism and addiction. The doors to its center in downtown Little Rock are open 365 days a year, 16 hours a day.

Youth Home logo
Youth Home
youthhome.org
Phone: (501) 821-5500

Youth Home is one of the largest and most experienced nonprofit mental health providers in Arkansas. Its mission is to equip and empower youth, adults and families to become healthier contributing members of the community by providing compassionate emotional and behavioral health care. Mental illness is illness like diabetes or cancer, and Youth Home is committed to ending the stigma that keeps people from seeking help when they need it.

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Arkansas Foodbank
arkansasfoodbank.org
Phone: (501) 565-8121

Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its recent merger with the Arkansas Rice Depot creates new and innovative programming focused on serving hungry Arkansans with more healthy and nutritious food. Programs like Food For Kids, Food For Families, and Food For Seniors provide food and other resources for more than 450 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, colleges, shelters, senior centers, and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans.

Humane Society of Pulaski County
warmhearts.org 
Phone: (501) 227-6166

The HSPC is central Arkansas' largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Pulaski County, Arkansas. The mission of HSPC is to rescue, rehabilitate, provide veterinary care, spay/neuter, and find loving homes for Central Arkansas dogs and cats in need.

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Akel's Carpet One
Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates
Bek Kaiser
Crews & Associates
Marsha and Steven Clift
Millwee, Burkett, Robinson & Associates
Alex Pappas and Ann Maners
Dr. and Mrs. James Pappas
Radiology Consultants
Sissy's Log Cabin
uBreakiFix

Patron Sponsors

Debbie and Gabi Abdo
The Chacko Group/Morgan Stanley
Arthur's Prime Steakhouse
Oceans at Arthur's
Kemuri
College Prep Coach
Hyden, Miron & Foster, PLLC
Indian Groceries
Mama's Gyros Grill
Janet and Philip Miron
The Pantry
Dena and Angelo Parker
Party City
Taziki's Mediterranean Café
In Memory of Dr. John Verdaris

Friend Sponsors

Brown, Rogers & Company, P.A.
Grapevine Wines & Spirits
Janet and Jim Fotioo
Orion Capital Partners
The McCrary Family
The Sargent Family
The Terrace Mediterranean Kitchen
Anonymous

Contributors

Groat, Jamie, Neil and Helen