Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the Assumption Greek Orthodox community has decided to not hold its annual festival. As we regret having to make this decision, we are putting our Church family and the larger community first, in keeping everyone safe. Thank you for everyone’s valued, previous patronage.
We hope to see you, and new friends, next year in 2021.
Madison’s oldest ethnic festival ushers in the tastes, sounds, and culture of the Greek and Greek Orthodox community each year.
An anticipated and favorite event on the East side of the city, one can try the Greek cuisine for the first time, or feast on it with recollecting the flavorful nature it offers. Our menu includes Greek chicken plate, Spanikopita, Greek salad, Loukomades (sugar honey puffs), gyros, Greek fries, Greek lamb, wine, beer and Greek coffee in the Kafeneon.
To end on a sweet note, visit our bakery in the social hall, that is organized by the Church ladies Philptochos Society (Society for the Poor). Fresh and homemade ethnic pastries of any style and favor you can imagine are ready for boxing.
As an integral part of our life, we have the Churc. Our membership is composed of Greek Orthodox/ Eastern Orthodox parishioners. We open our doors to those attending Greek Fest with Church tours that are offered during this time, with a short synopsis of our history and a focus on the meaningful Byzantine iconography created by own resident iconographer, David Giffey.
And we can’t leave out the Greek music that ties it all together. While you dine in outside in the street you can listen to the authentic sounds of Greek music with vocals and traditional bouzouki accompaniment. Jump in and dance too, if you dare!
Also readily available are the bouncy house for kids, raffles, souvenir boutique,