OPA is an exclamation of joy, synonymous with the Greek culture explains John Nicholas, chair the festival of the same name.
Traditional Greek food was served at the Greek Banquet Hall Saturday including chicken souvlaki, roast potatoes, rice, salad, as well as hand made moussaka and pastitsio and a variety of Greek desserts.
In addition to Greek delicacies and liqueurs there will also be a traditional, 3-piece band, “Seizmos” from Toronto along with face painting and henna.
Honey, hand-pressed from Sparta Greece was also on sale at the event.
Nicholas said of the Quinte Greek OPA festival, not only does it celebrate the Greek culture but it also doubles as a fund raiser for the adjacent church.
In particular Nicholas noted, funds were being raised for the upcoming Christmas meal, held so all members of the public could have a hearty festive meal held traditionally the first Saturday of December.
Nicholas said that if the festival continues to be a one day affair, it will likely remain indoors to reduce stress on organizers worrying about complementing weather for the event.