A festival like the Pocatello Greek Fest attracts thousands of people -- and they’re ready to share thousands of options when it comes to their food. 

"Last year because of Covid we did not have it,” But there is opportunity this year, to hold Pocatello's Greek Fest once again according to Father Constantine Zozos.

"It sort of like ends the summer with a great event," said Zozos.

The pastor of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Pocatello has some greek background as well, considering he's a first-generation Greek American.

"I'm very proud to be a first-generation Greek American. My parents came from the old country," said Zozos.

This festival has been described as one of the largest events in Southeastern Idaho. 

But father Constantine emphasized one aspect that people won't get enough of. The food. 

"We have the best Greek food this side of Athens," said Zozos.

Constantine says thousands of people show up year in and year out. 

The money raised helps go toward the historic church.

"The festival has helped us restore this church and the facilities since we are like I said 106 years old," said Zozos.

And to the community like the public schools and youth programs.

"But it also has gone to and will be going to social agencies within Southeastern Idaho," said Zozos.

"We're going to be making about 5,000 pieces of pastry to sell and we will sell out," said Zozos.

But that's not all. When you get your food, you may see some familiar faces serving you.

"The mayor is going to be here, The Chubbuck mayor will be here, the chief of police will be serving,” and many more according to Zozos.

Constantine says an event like this is for the people's enjoyment.

It's a chance to share culture and comradery with the people of Southeast Idaho, according to the pastor. 

He also says if you see any advertisements of greek food on local billboards, it won't measure up to what you will experience at Greek Fest. 

"You know, people advertise Gyros but they're not as good as ours though let me tell you," said Zozos.

The festival will take place on August 21 from 11 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Pocatello at 518 N 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201.

 

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