St. George Middle Eastern Festival
- Free admission
- Silent Auction
- Live Music & Dancing
- Ethnic Foods & Sweets
- Beer & Wine
- Church Tours
- Children’s Games Area
Join us for our 26th Anniversary of the St George Middle Eastern Festival. We are excited to welcome the greater Indianapolis community to join us for a weekend of sharing our heritage, food and faith. This will be your chance to enjoy many delicacies of Middle Eastern culture, hear live music, join in the dancing, bid on wonderful finds in the silent auction and shop at our Emporium as well as shop with a variety of vendors, take tours of the church and learn more about Orthodox Christianity. There is something for everyone, including a Children’s Game Area with inflatable amusements and more.
Parking – to be announced.
Saint George Orthodox Christian Church
10748 East 116th Street, Fishers 46037
Feel free to view last year’s St George Middle Eastern Festival Menu to give you an idea of what is in store for you in 2023!
View the 2022 St George Middle Eastern Festival Program
Our great appreciation to all of our sponsors for helping to make the Festival possible.
St. George Middle Eastern Festival
The St. George Middle Eastern Festival started 28 years ago at our old church on 4020 North Sherman Drive. It originally started as a smorgasbord where the neighbors and community members came and enjoyed a home cooked meal that was prepared by our St. George Ladies with the help of the St. George Men (Knights). In 1995, the smorgasbord was converted to a festival with food, live music, dancing, shops, pastries, and church tours.
The purpose of the St. George Middle Eastern Festival is to celebrate our Faith, Heritage, and Cultural diversity among our parish. It gives our church and the congregation an opportunity to connect with the community and with each other. The festival also provides an opportunity for our church to raise funds to pay a portion of our mortgage each year.
The festival is usually scheduled on the 3rd weekend of September. It starts on Friday afternoon and ends in the late afternoon of Sunday. Our festival attracts approximately 7,000 visitors.
The festival has food booths, featuring foods like falafel, kibbe, hummus, gyros, kabab, lamb shank, honey balls and other sweets from the Middle East. The festival also has a live band, dancers, vendors, and church tours.
The festival offers opportunities for local businesses to offer sponsorships and to have vendor booths. In addition to the local community getting involved through sponsorships, advertising and vendor booths, the festival preparation and execution requires a coordinated effort of hundreds of volunteers to ensure its success. Our internal and external sponsors play a major role in the festival success as well.
The festival is open to all in the community with no entrance fee.
Download our food menu
While we are fine tuning our 2023 Festival Menu, be assured that we will have all of your favorites with perhaps a new surprise or two.
Live Entertainment featuring
Singer Dawood (David) Hakim started his music and singing career in Homs, Syria at the age of 8. He performed at various functions and played the famous classical music of “Um Kulthoum, Abd al Wahab, Abd al Halim Hafez and Warda.
Dawood established his own band “Al-Nojoom band.” They performed in many church festivals, conventions and private parties across the United States. His talent went beyond performing to teaching and doing workshops in various American colleges such as Oberlin College ofMmusic and Case Western Reserve.
Al-Nojoom band and David Hakim were requested to play for LeBron James’ wife’s 25 birthday in Bath, Ohio. He’s an ambassador for spreading the cultural Arabic music everywhere in the United States.
Live festival entertainment made possible, in part, by a grant through the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission.
10748 E 116th St.
Fishers, IN 46037
Where to Park?
To be determined
Our Schedule of Worship
Sunday – Matins
Sunday – Divine Liturgy
immediately following Matins
Saturday – Great Vespers