Big crowds expected for 28th annual Greek Festival


Crowds are piling into Weirton for the 28th annual Greek Festival this weekend.

It started out as a small parish outing decades ago at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, but over the years the community has gotten involved and embraced the Greek culture, making it into the festival it is today.

Chairman of the Weirton Greek Festival Nick Tranto says their festival is one of the largest in the area and he credits the community for its success.

“I think people have embraced the ethnic quality of the Greek food, the festivities the pastries. I think they enjoy walking through our church and seeing the Byzantine architecture. But I think most of they enjoy the hospitality of belonging to a community,” says Tranto.

Each night there will be live entertainment by a Greek orchestra or Greek Orthodox dance group.

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