Press Release: The St. George Festival will be held September 12-13 for the first time at the new location… Read more
The annual festival at St George has been an annual event since the 1980’s. Did you know the early events were called “The Syrian Smorgasbord”? Back then the annual banquet was a way for the 85 member families of the church, most of them with Syrian roots, to welcome members of the Indianapolis area to experience their Orthodox Christian faith and sample authentic Middle Eastern food and hospitality.
Over the years the event grew and became an outside event called the “Middle Eastern Festival”. In addition to the traditional community outreach and Middle Eastern cuisine, music, dance, and children’s activities were added to the event at our Sherman Drive church location.
Fast forward to today. In 7 days the new “St George Festival” will be held for the 1st time at our new location at 10748 E 116th Street in Fishers IN. As the Parish has grown, so has the church facility and the festival. This year’s event has a new name reflecting the diverse Orthodox community who now worships at the new Byzantine style temple in Fishers. What hasn’t changed is our respect for our founders who courageously emigrated, started new lives, and put down roots in the Indianapolis area bringing with them their Christian faith, values, culture, hospitality and cuisine.
Come see what all the fuss is about on September 12th and 13th. Stay a while! Sample great Middle Eastern food! Listen to live Middle Eastern Music or listen to our DJ. See the Middle Eastern dance and feel free to join in! If you don’t know how, we’ll teach you! Take a tour of the church. We have 3 different tours to suit your taste and interests, an architectural tour, a church history tour, an iconography tour. See Middle Eastern flatbread prepared outside in the traditional manner! Sample the delicious Middle Eastern Sweets in our bake shop! Have a cup of Arabic coffee! Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with your meal! Take a trip through our vendor village! Get your photo taken to commemorate the event! Watch our youth create traditional Middle Eastern Christian prayer ropes and join in! Take the kids to the carnival area! Take a ride in a hot air balloon! Most of all make new friends! Everyone at St George will welcome you with open arms and make you feel right at home! We look forward to seeing you there!
- St George Festival Update 8/19/14
23 days until the fun begins! We have lots planned and some unexpected surprises yet in store. Be sure to clear your calendar and plan to attend September 12th from 5pm until 11pm and September 13th from 12pm until 11pm. We have scheduled events both days so there will always be something new to experience no matter when you arrive, cooking demonstrations, iconography, prayer rope tying, architecture tours, and much more. Enjoy the music and dance! Delight your taste buds with authentic Middle Eastern cuisine! Take your children to the carnival! Take a ride high above Fishers and the church in a hot air balloon! Make new Friends!
You don’t want to miss it!
- St George Festival September 12th and 13th
36 Days to go! We are looking forward to welcoming all of our guests to celebrate the first St George Festival at our new home in Fishers IN, a continuation of our Middle Eastern Festival held annually at our old Sherman Drive location. There will be children’s games and activities, great middle eastern food, music, dance, food demonstrations, tours, book signings, carnival, and hot air balloon rides. Tell your friends and make plans to join us!
Friday September 12th from 5pm until 11pm
Saturday September 13th from 12 noon until 11pm
We look forward to seeing you there!