St. Sophia’s Greek Fest in DeWitt now postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus


DeWitt, N.Y. — The annual St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival has been postponed until 2021.

The announcement comes two months after coronavirus concerns forced the festival committee to move the event from its normal mid-June time slot this year to Aug. 13-16 later this summer.

The new dates for the fest are June 10-13, 2021. The annual event that combines Greek food, music, dancing and other activities is held at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 325 Waring Road in DeWitt.

This would have been the festival’s 47th year.

“The Festival Planning Committee is saddened to announce this news, as many patrons look forward to attending this premier cultural event,” the committee posted on Facebook.

“We had to make this difficult decision out of abundance of caution and for the safety and health of our volunteers and guests,” festival chairman Peter Lemoniades said in the post.

“Your understanding and continued support are deeply appreciated,” the committee posted. “We eagerly hope to see all of you next summer in June 2021 to celebrate our 47th Annual Greek Festival.”

The Facebook post signed off with:

Μείνε καλά (Stay Well)

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Don Cazentre writes for NYup.com, syracuse.com and The Post-Standard. Reach him at dcazentre@nyup.com, or follow him at NYup.com, on Twitter or Facebook.





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