Whether you’re an expert on Greek culture or your only understanding of it comes from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you’re in for a real treat. The 30th Annual Greek Festival is taking place in the Exposition Center of the N.C. State Fairgrounds Sept. 16-18, and it’s going to be a great time.

Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Raleigh, this festival is guaranteed to be as authentic as they come. For the completely affordable admission price of $3, you’ll get to taste handmade Greek food made from recipes that have been passed down for generations, listen to live Greek tunes, and watch traditional folk dance performances. The Church family has pulled from the artistic, historic and cultural richness of their Greek heritage to share it openly with you and your family or friends.

If the whole family is coming along, seniors and teens are admitted for only $2, and children under 13 are absolutely free. Proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. This is a great, low-cost opportunity to explore authentic Greek culture and, not to mention, eat some really tasty baklava.