The first Yiasou Greek Festival in 1978 was so popular that an extra day was added! The festival in Dilworth runs through September 11. You should go! (Or at least pick up some Greek chicken and pastries at the drive-thru ...)
Greek dancing, Yiasou!, 1982 Tom FranklinThe Charlotte News
October, 1978 ad. The Charlotte News
George Kroustalis stays in step with the others. 1982 Bill BillingsThe Charlotte Observer/News
The Greek Festival will have 150 different varieties of foods says Chef Antonios Vasilas, as the puts the finishing touches on an authentic Greek dish called 'Chicken Kokinisto Kapama.' 1988 Michelle AginsThe Charlotte Observer
D. N. Polyzos puts last-minute touches on the decorations for the (first) Greek Festival. 1978 Tom FranklinThe Charlotte News
A day was added due to huge response! October 7, 1978 The Charlotte News
Restaurateur Steve Kokenes talks to “Ms. Yiasou ‘78”, a little white donkey who promises to be one of the stars at the Greek Festival. At the close of festivities she will go home with the winner of a raffle. Tom FranklinThe Charlotte News
Dina Mahairas (l) and Christine Diamaduros dip cookies called melomakarona into honey and then into nuts. 1982 Bill BillingsThe Charlotte Observer/News
'Horse of a Different Color: The Greeks may have used the original Trojan Horse to trick their enemies, but this incarnation of the famous equine at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on East Boulevard is a beacon to draw patrons to the Yiasou '82 festival.' Fred WilsonThe Charlotte Observer/News
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Senior Dancers perform at the Yiasou Greek festival. 1994 Deidra LairdThe Charlotte Observer
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