KEMAH — Thymios Partalas, a New York entertainer, will headline the Kemah Greek Food and Wine Fest this weekend.

St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church is having the 20th annual festival at the 6th Street lot at 604 Bradford next to Kemah Visitor’s Center. The festival is from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature music, folk dancing, children activities and food.

The festival opens at 4 p.m. today with a grape stomp pitting Kemah’s elected officials against area media.

A Toga Fun Run is set for 7 a.m. Saturday. Entry forms are available at Those running through the streets of Kemah in a toga will receive a free festival ticket. 

Other highlights include a Spartan arm wrestling contest and cooking demonstrations Saturday and Sunday.

Advance tickets can be purchased at kemah Advance ticket prices are $8 for an individual and $30 for a Family and Friends Four-Pack. Tickets at the gate are $10.


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