The popular annual Odyssey Greek Festival held at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church will begin Aug. 31 and run through Labor Day, filling the grounds at 480 Racebrook Road with Greek music, food, dance and culture. \u201cWe just open our doors and welcome everyone to come in and be Greek for four days,\u201d said one of the organizational leaders, Anne Faraclas. \u201cIt really is like being in Greece as you enter our property.\u201d There\u2019s a lot to see at the festival \u2014 including the breathtaking church sanctuary of the Byzantine-style church; presentations related to Greece; artwork; the legendary \u201cTreasures and Junk\u201d white elephant sale (founded by Faraclas\u2019 late mother, Helen); and entertainment \u2014 but \u201cthe food is our focal point. People eat their way through this festival,\u201d Faraclas said. Faraclas urged people to \u201ccome with an adventurous spirit\u201d when thinking food, and try something they haven\u2019t before. Many of the dishes are known by now to many who attend \u2014 the lamb, the moussaka, gyros \u2014 but there\u2019s much more. She recommended from the \u201cthe gourmet Mezze Grill\u201d at the festival, the sajanaki, a flaming cheese with ouzo and lemon that\u2019s served with bread and olives. There\u2019s all kinds of pastry made by parishioners, as well as children and adults dancing in traditional Greek garb. Parking and admission are free, so it\u2019s hard to calculate how many thousands attend the four-day event, Faraclas said. The festival, in its 38th year, is from noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from noon to 7 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.saintbarbara.org.