Sacramento and nearby suburb Roseville has an annual Egyptian food festival featuring Coptic Egyptian-style savory cuisine and delectable Mediterranean sweets. It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. and from Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wonderful news is that there is free admission.
All are welcome to enjoy the craft booths, photos "with the Pharoahs," chaperoned kid's play area, guided church tours, Mediterranean-style vendors, and live Egyptian-style music from the band, "Flowers of the Nile." The location is at St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, 200 Cirby Way, Roseville, CA. See the websites, 2011 Coptic Festival - St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church and Annual Egyptian Food Festival - Roseville News |.
The annual (Coptic Egyptian food and music festival is open to all. See, 2011 Coptic Festival - St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church
The food and music festival features the theme "A weekend with the Pharaohs." Offered are live music, great food, desserts, an Egyptian hieroglyphs artist, a henna artist, or take photo with those costumed as the Pharaohs and more. This is fun entertainment for the entire family. Sacramento and Roseville have a sizable and growing Egyptian Coptic Orthodox population. There's also a large Greek Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Romanian Orthodox, Ethiopian Orthodox and other Eastern Orthodox ethnic groups that have annual food festivals. Add to that Sacramento's Armenian Apostolic population, and other groups offering the Sacramento and Roseville communities an annual taste of the food and music of many of these cultural and geographical areas.
If you're curious about what ancient Egyptians ate, there's the website to explore, Egyptian Food. What they ate in Ancient Egypt. Egyptian food. September is replete with a wide variety of some of these ethnic food and music festivals, and anyone is welcome. Last week there was a Chinese food festival, and before that a Japanese food festival. So welcome to sampling the cuisine and music of the diversity of the local area for the entire family.