Entertainment & Raffles

Live Greek Music All Day Long!!!

Greek Dancers!

Enjoy our younger Greeks and their friends as they perform traditional Greek dances.  The Greek dance is a community event, usually performed in larger groups, to celebrate major social events…like the AV Greek Festival! After each demonstration our young dancers will invite you on the floor to teach you Greek dancing!!

Live Greek Cooking Show!

You’ve never seen a cooking show like this!  Learn from our “master” chefs, The Yia-Yias.  A Yia-Yia is the matriarch in the family, usually the oldest grandmother, respected by all, feared by some, since she always carries the “koutala”, the big wooden spoon.  The Yia-Yias will not only share their secrets of Greek Cuisine, but they will entertain and educate you on the fine points of Greek family life.  Come enjoy the show! 

The HUGE Raffle!

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any Festival volunteer or at the entrance.  Final drawing is Sunday night and you don’t have to be present to win. The prizes are:

GRAND PRIZE: Two (2) SOUTHWEST AIRLINES tickets to anywhere in the US or Hawaii!

1st Prize: Weekend Cabin Rental at Big Bear Lake**

2nd Prize: Dinner for 8 at the Lemon Leaf Cafe

3rd Prize: An iPad mini

4th Prize: $100 Gas Card

**Certain high demand weekends may be subject to restrictions at the cabin owners discretion.  Based on availability.

Friday Night FREE Raffle Drawing!

iPad Mini FREE Drawing:  Friday night you are automatically entered to win an iPad Mini.  Every person will get a free raffle ticket at the door.  The winning number will be pulled near the end of the night. You MUST be present at the drawing to win.  

Sunday Night Drawings!

Big Screen TV Drawing: We’ll have a huge screen at the bar so you can watch the games while enjoying the Greek Festival with friends…but you can also win the TV.  Get your entry ticket at the bar and we’ll pull the winning name on Sunday night. No need to be present to win.

50/50 Drawing: We’ll be selling tickets to our weekend 50/50 cash award all night Friday and all day Saturday.  Who knows how big the prize will get, but we know it wont be small.  We’ll pull the winning name Saturday night.  No need to be present to win.

Friday - Sunday Schedule

Friday, September 21

5:00p – AV Greek Festival 2018 Opens! OPA!!


8:45p – FREE IPad Raffle Drawing

9:00p – Festival retires for the evening

Saturday, September 22

11:00a – Festival Opens



9:00p – Festival retires for the evening

Sunday, September 23

12:00p – Festival Opens



4:45p – The HUGE Raffle, Big Screen TV Raffle and 50/50 Drawing

5:00p – AV Greek Festival retires until 2019, OPA!!