May 292017

People of all ages went out for the toga contest – even toddlers (Claire Byun).

For the 44th year in a row, the New Orleans Greek Fest showcased the food, music and fun of life in Greece.

The three-day festival lured hundreds of people into Bayou St. John to peruse the riches of Greek food, music and Hellenic dance performances. Those headed out Sunday afternoon could avoid the $8 entrance fee by wearing a “tasteful” toga, and one lucky winner was crowned Best Toga.

The outdoor stage drew hundreds of people who wanted to see the winners of the toga contest (Claire Byun).

Festival goers dance while the band performs traditional Greek tunes (Claire Byun).

About a dozen people turned out for Sunday’s toga contest (Claire Byun).

Toga contest judges disqualified this pair because “it’s more of a costume, not a toga.”

The festival on Bayou St. John drew hundreds of people Sunday (Claire Byun).

Hellenic Greek dancers showcase their art Sunday afternoon (Claire Byun).

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