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The annual St. George International Festival will be held Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is an annual festival hosted by St. George Orthodox Church, in Pharr, 704 W. Sam Houston Blvd. The festival has been held annually each December since the 1980’s

Members of St. George are multicultural and offer the local community a vibrant celebration of cultures from around the world. It’s a day filled with delicious food, lively music, colorful performances, and local vendors selling holiday items for yourself or gifts.

This is the largest fundraiser for the church each year, and funds ongoing parish needs, improvements projects and ministries. The event is free for all to attend. Food and drinks are available to purchase, but the church tours, vendor booths, and entertainment are all free for the community to enjoy.

Food booths often include international soups, Greek food, Russian tea and coffee and more. Most include ready-to-eat food or frozen take-home foods to eat later.

Each food booth will have a clear pricing displayed for their meals as well as a full menu of all the food offered at the information and ticket desk. Prices are typically indicated for individual dishes or combo meals. Visitors are encouraged to purchase meal tickets at the ticket booth to expedite the ordering process. This can help you skip the line and enjoy your food faster. The booth will be located near the entrance.

By purchasing meal tickets at the booth, you can have a seamless experience at the festival. You won’t need to worry about carrying cash to each booth and you can go directly to the food booths with your tickets.

While meal tickets are the preferred method of payments, some food booths may also accept cash or card payments. However, using meal tickets is more convenient and helps support the festival’s operations, and avoid delays.

Either way, your contribution goes toward supporting the festival church initiatives.

For more information, you can call (956) 781-6114, find them on Facebook, or online at stgeorgetx.org/ourinternationalfestival.