Toms River - Saint Barbara Greek Festival

2200 Church Road

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights and sounds of Greece on September 22, 23 & 24 of 2017 at GREEK FESTIVAL. The event will be held, rain or shine, at Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 2200 Church Road in Toms River, NJ 08753. Admission is $2.

The Festival will feature such Greek culinary delights as gyro (seasoned lamb and beef, thin-sliced from a vertical rotisserie), souvlakia (pork and chicken kebobs), spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese filling in paper-thin phyllo dough) and pastitsio (layered pasta, ground sirloin and cheese, topped with creamy béchamel sauce). Traditional desserts will include baklava (spiced nuts layered in phyllo with honey syrup), galactoboureko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), kourambiedes(shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar) plus an irresistible twist on a traditional favorite: baklava ice cream sundaes. The Taverna will feature imported Greek wines and beers.

There will be continuous Greek music and scheduled folk dance performances. “All are welcome to join in community dancing anytime. Before you know it, you’ll be shouting, ‘OPA!,’ the Greek expression of joy,” says a festival organizer.

Dance times for Youth Groups:

Friday 7pm and 9pm

Saturday 2pm, 4pm, 7pm and 9pm

Sunday 2pm and 4pm

Church tours and Greek cultural exhibits will be featured both days.

Church Tours Available During The Festival!

Outdoor Rides For Kids Are also Available!

Shop our vendors and browse the shops featuring gifts, handmade jewelry and crafts, souvenirs, a silent auction, religious items and Greek inspired art.

“There will be other special features and fun for the entire family. Remember, Greeks are famous for their hospitality,” comments festival organizer.



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Monday, March 26, 2018
Love the Greek festival, take my Mother and son every year. Great food and dancing.

Miles & Patrick Murphy

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Here I am family. God is present during every service. I am cared for and loved when here. This is why I call St Barbara's Orthodox Church home.

Joseph Koempel

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Beautiful place l walked in an was in awe the pictures on the ceiling were amazing.

Larry B

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017
What a beautiful chance to participate in the Greek festival with my wife Mary and good neighbor/friend Elaine.

Alex Rosano

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
We come here for the fabulous Gym for Volleyball