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Ogden Greek Food Festival set to return at week’s end

By Rob Nielsen - | Sep 19, 2023
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Doris Greenleigh, right, prepares dolmathes on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, for a past Ogden Greek Food Festival.
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SOUTH OGDEN — An annual celebration of Greek food is set to return in the coming days.

The Ogden Greek Food Festival, held at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 674 42nd St. in South Ogden, will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22) and 10 a.m. until sold out of food Saturday (Sept. 23).

Drew Wilson, co-chair of the Ogden Greek Food Festival, told the Standard-Examiner that organizers have been hard at work getting everything ready for this year’s festival.

“We’ve got 3,200 piece of baklava,” he said. “We made 600 dozen of one cookie, 475 dozen of another. … We start back in March doing as much as we can, ordering and getting things in.”

The public will be able to choose from several dinner options, including gyros, souvlaki, keftethes and lamb dinners. A small a la cart menu is also available, as well as pastries such as baklava.

Wilson said the festival has been held for more than 60 years and likely started off as a little bake sale that has grown into much more.

“We’ll serve close to 10,000 people in two days,” he said. “It’s going to be wonderful. The weather is going to be good. … One lady told me a couple of years ago, ‘This is Greek Christmas. We wait and wait all year just for this event to come through. We have people that will bring a kid’s wagon and load up a wagon full of food. The people love it.”

Some seating will be provided at the church itself.


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