WHAT NOT TO MISS AT PANIYIRI
Crisp weather, clear skies – you know what this means? Paniyiri is just around the corner! Brisbane’s annual Greek Festival is held in May and is the best way to enjoy beautiful weather and eat authentic Greek food. Paniyiri will be held May 18 and 19 in 2013 and will be a must-do festival for everyone; families, young and old. As a regular patron (read: I’m annually in a haloumi induced coma) and I've selected what you should not miss!
HONEY PUFF & OLIVE EATING COMPS
I once watched a 12 year old boy devour over 13 honey puff in seconds. True story. This is the magic of Paniyiri. Oh how I love the eating competitions – the way a human can mentally and physically engulf food is amazing (and highly entertaining!). Check the program for heats and final times (both equally amusing).
FOOD FOOD FOOD
Our generous Mediterranean friends will have 30+ stalls ready to serve you two hundred thousand honey puffs and 500kgs of haloumi over 2 days. Not to mention the other Greek goodies including moussaka, grilled octopus, souvlaki, baklava, spanakopita (feta and spinach pie)… the list is endless (and delicious).
PLATE SMASHING AND DANCING
Besides awesome food, Paniyiri is famous for non-stop dance and music. Every year festival goers are invited to join in dancing the Zorba (for an attempt at a Guinness World Record). If you have never seen it before, the plate smashing (an old Greek tradition) is also a must see. You will be impressed at the speed of the plates getting annihilated.
PANIYIRI SAT MAY 18 & SUN MAY 19
Musgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone St, South Brisbane | $10 Adults (13+), $3 Pensioners, Children free | Info: www.paniyiri.com or 07 3844 1166
Paniyiri Greek Festival, South BrisbaneMusgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone St, South Brisbane Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19 $10 Adults (13+), $3 Pensioners, Children free F: www.facebook.com/paniyiri W: paniyiri.com/