Arts and Culture, Astoria
May 17, 2013

Scenes from the St. Demetrios Greek Fair

Meg checked out the annual St. Demetrios Greek Fair last night, on its first day. There were rides, carnival games, traditional Greek food, and an overall good time.

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St Demetrios Church with the Fair in the foreground

Last night I checked out the St. Demetrios Greek Fair and took a bunch of snaps. Here are scenes from the fair – remember, it is on tonight, and through the weekend!

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The ferris wheel can be seen from the subway

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Ride inside these bears!

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Elephant says hello

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The kids really seem to love this ride

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Love the retro look of this sign

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There are also carnival games

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Here are some of the prizes you can win

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Even rasta bananas

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There’s plenty of food at the fair, like these Greek pastries

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The gyro is fab – made with lamb, beef, and pork and costs $6

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There’s also souvlaki, apparently provided by Souvlaki King

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Hot dogs and fries are also available

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The loukoumades are delicious – they fry a lot at once

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There are a number of women helping to make them

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They handle them and sell them in small ($4) or large ($8) containers

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Here’s an up close shot of the loukoumades. They are even tasty when they cool down.

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We had a great time!

St. Demetrios Greek Fair, 31st Avenue and 30th Drive, Astoria, NY 11102

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, May 16 – 19, 2013, 5-11pm, Thurs-Fri and 1-11pm, Saturday-Sunday

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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