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Posted October 13, 2007 07:48 am - Updated October 13, 2007 07:52 am

Deep in the Greek

This year's annual Augusta Greek Festival has already been nothing short of fabulous!  Saturday stands to be an all time record breaker for attendance as well as the atmosphere, food and festivity.

Festival goers are transformed upon arrival at this year's Festival with the music setting the tone and the aroma of the cuisine cooking under the big tent - you find you have arrived in a Greek village in the heart of Augusta!  There is much to see and experience and most attending will need all four days this year to see and enjoy it all!

As evening approaches, the music and dancing performances heighten and the ambiance is electric - you will find that you are deep in the Greek!

Beginning today, the semi-professional dance group from Florida, The Hellas Dancers, will be performing.  If you have never seen or experienced traditional Greek folk dance - this is a group you will not want to miss.

Admission to the festival is free and includes tours of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, music and Greek dance entertainment.  There is much to experience and enjoy at this long standing Augusta tradition.  For more information you can call 706-724-1087 or visit