Houston Greek Festival To Hold Gyro Contest

Gyro Contest

The 19th Houston Greek Festival promises great Greek food, fun and the biggest Gyro contest in America. The Festival which takes place May 15-18, brings a touch of Greece straight to the bayou city!

With authentic cuisine, live dancers, an outdoor marketplace, and plenty of family-friendly activities the festival serves as the largest fundraiser for St Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church.

The festival gives is an opportunity to the Greek community of Houston to unite and share its Greek heritage with the surrounding communities.

In 2013 the event attracted over 6,000 visitors and the organizers plan to top that number this year!

Niko Niko’s World Gyro-Eating Championship

On Sunday afternoon on May 18th 2014, eaters from all over will face a plate full of delicious Niko Niko’s gyros and fierce competition. Hungry competitors will eat gyro after gyro to beat previous gyro-eating records and claim the winning title. Niko Niko’s Greek and American Café is offering $4,000 in prize money. First place will win $2,000, second place will win $1,000, third place will win $700 and fourth place will win $300. Last year’s winner, Joey Chestnut, took down 21 gyros in 10 minutes.

Festival Hours of Admission
Thursday, May 15th:
4:00pm -9:00pm $3 for Adults & FREE for children 10 & under

Friday, May 16th:
11:00am – 2:00 pm – Free Admission
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm $3 for Adults & FREE for children 10 & under

Saturday, May 17th:
11:00am -10:00pm – $3 for Adults & FREE for children 10 & under

Sunday, May 18th:
11:00am – 6:00pm – $3 for Adults & FREE for children 10 & under

Starts: 2:00pm Sunday, May 18th