BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Birmingham-area staple returns to Central Alabama this year, but in a different way. From Thursday to Saturday, the St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival is back for its 39th year.
Rather than the typical dancing and performances you would see during a normal year, COVID-19 has led to a couple changes. Customers will drive into the church’s parking lot from 10th Avenue South to pick up their food.
Outdoor covered seating will be available for those looking to spend some extra time there.
The food festival will be held at Saint George Melkite Catholic Church, located at 425 16th Avenue South, near UAB.
Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. The festival will offer a drive-through service between the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lunch orders of $75 or more can be delivered to the downtown area within five miles of St. George on Thursday and Friday.
Organizers say there will be no entertainment or dancing due to COVID-19.