Greek fest is winter tradition

CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – The snow didn’t stop people from driving to Campbell this weekend for one of the biggest and only winter Greek festivals in town.

The Campbell Biannual Greek Fest has been a part of the community for more than 40 years. The event is one of the only festivals celebrated twice a year, in September and February.

Organizers boast having some of the most authentic Greek food in town.

“We are a lot of immigrants here, a lot of immigrants from where my parents came. You find a lot of authentic food,” said Fanny Likouris, volunteer.

All the authentic food was cooked up by members of the Archangel Greek Orthodox Church. Traditional Greek pastries and fried Greek donuts were just some of the delectable highlights.

Many of the volunteers have been helping out since they were children. Cooks Louie Douropoulis and Steve Badurik spent the last three days outside in the cold grilling.

“It’s a nice gathering of the community, gathering of everybody from the church. It’s a beautiful thing,” said Badurik.

This year, the three-day winter festival saw record numbers with about 5,000 people in attendance for the festival.

If you missed the fun this time around, the September festival will take place a week after Labor Day.

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