Rochester, N.Y. - This weekend's rain didn't dampen the spirits at the annual Greek Festival.
Visitors listened to traditional music, took cooking lessons, and indulged in Greek food like baklava and gyros.
Organizers say they've had some of the biggest crowds ever this year.
"It's just been a crazy year," says Festival Chair Amiel Mokhiber, Jr. "We had record crowds on Thursday. Of course, Friday, the weather was pretty washed out, but [Saturday] was just over the top. We never thought we could do the crowds that we did."
The entire festival is put on by volunteers from the local Greek community.
"The Greek festival is pretty unique. We do not use any vendors, so it's all volunteers," Mokhiber says. "We have another special thing: we have philanthropies. To date we've given over $130,000 to local womens and children's charities in Rochester."
Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit the EquiCenter in Mendon.