Middle Eastern Food Festival

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Join in the Fun!

Smell the aromas from the outdoor grills, partake of Shawarma, Chicken Kebabs, Falafel, Fattoush, Hummus, and Stuffed Grape Leaves, or any number of other delicious menu choices, including a Roast Lamb Dinner served on Saturday from 6:00-9:00 and all day on Sunday. Then relax with a cup of coffee and mouth-watering pastry. Choose from Middle Eastern favorites, such as Baklawa, Maamoul, Namoura, or Ghraybeh, or good old-fashioned American favorites, from cakes to cookies to brownies and fudge.

Once you’ve satisfied your appetite, join in the Debke dance (instructors will teach you how), participate in a game of backgammon or chess, visit the vendors, or take a tour of the church.

Middle Eastern Hafli with live music and dancing Saturday, August 31st from 6pm – 11pm!

The Festival will be held rain or shine. Admission and parking are free.

Hear From Our Community

Why have we been holding our Middle Eastern Food Festival for over two decades? Listen to members of Holy Transfiguration describe the Food Festival and what it means to our community.


  • Authentic Arabic Food
  • Falafel
  • Kabobs
  • Spinach & Meat Pies
  • Delicious Pastries

  • Live Music
  • Folk Dancing
  • Church Tours
  • Unique Vendors

Kids Zone

  • Pony Rides
  • Moon Bounce
  • Face Painting
  • Games

A Weekend to Remember

Saturday, Sept. 5, 11am – 11pm
Sunday, Sept. 6, Noon – 6pm

Holy Transfiguration | Melkite Greek-Catholic Church
8501 Lewinsville Road | McLean, Va. 22102

Special Events
Roast Lamb Dinner: Saturday 6pm & Sunday all day
Middle Eastern Hafli w/ live music & dancing: Saturday 6pm- 11pm

Free Admission, Parking & Entertainment
Directions: From Beltway (495) take 267 West exit; exit at Springhill Road. Turn right onto Springhill Road and follow to first traffic light. Make sharp left turn onto Lewinsville Road. Church is 1/2 mile on left.

Have additional questions? Feel free to contact us.