Festival gives El Paso a taste of the Middle East


EL PASO – The annual Feast of the Middle East is an opportunity for border residents to sample great food and learn more about the culture of their neighbors who trace their roots back to the Mideast.

Parishioners of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 120 Festival, work for months to prepare authentic specialty dishes and arrange live Arabic music and folk dance for the weekend festival. Guided tours of the church will be available.

The 2018 festival will run from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 on the church grounds at 120 Festival Dr. Tickets are $2. Children 9 and under receive free admission. Military members with ID also receive free admission.

Festival goers can purchase a wide sampling of Middle East cuisine ranging from combo plates, to a la carte items. The festival also features a full bar, clothing and accessory vendors, and a bake table of desserts.

For more information, visit the festival website here: www.feastofthemiddleeast.com

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