Hunterdon County’s own Greek festival – the Opa Festival -will be held Sept. 9-11, 2016 at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, Flemington. This is west Central Jersey’s big cultural family event, featuring authentic Greek food, shopping, fun, and entertainment. Recently voted the “Best Foodie Event” in Hunterdon on the Happening List, the festival promises to offer a great fun ‘foodie’ experience for the whole family.
The festival features a restaurant, grill, cafe, and taverna, offering something for everyone. Guests can enjoy delicious Greek fare indoors or outside under the tent. The Greek Kitchen Restaurant offers signature oven baked items such as moussaka, pastitsio, and roasted lamb shank while the outdoor grill offers fresh souvlaki and gyros. For your drinking pleasure, the Taverna will feature Greek and domestic wine and beer, as well as soft drinks. Sweet tooths can be tempted at the Cafe which features a selection of traditional Greek pastries, including the very popular baklava as well as Greek and American coffee.
In addition to the food, there will be amusement games for the family to enjoy, children’s activities, as well as Greek folk dancing entertainment and Greek Music. The International Marketplace will feature an array of merchants to satisfy a wide variety of shopping interests including jewelry, home decor, fine art, home improvement, toys, and Greek imports. Parking is free. In commemoration of 9/11 Patriot Day, a portion of admission donations will be given to the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad and the St. Nicholas Shrine at Ground Zero. Suggested entrance donation is $2 for adults and children over 12.
Festival Hours are Friday: 9/9/16: 5-10pm; Saturday: 9/10/16: Noon-10pm; and Sunday: 9/11/16: Noon-7 pm.
The festival venue is on Voorhees Corner Road. It is conveniently located just off of highway 202, near JP Case Middle School.