For all your camel-riding needs: Middle Eastern Festival to take place in West St. Paul on July 13-14


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The St. George Middle Eastern Festival, a cultural celebration with food, music and family activities that include camel rides, returns for its 14th year this month.

The festival, hosted by St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in West St. Paul, runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14.

Throughout the festival, a silent auction will be held, and Middle Eastern food and pastries will be served, including kebab wraps, hummus and the church’s traditional farani bread. A large kids’ tent is set to include inflatable slides, mini golf and other games.

John Khoury, a local Lebanese singer and bandleader, will headline the main stage Saturday and perform throughout the day Sunday. Arab folk music group Amwaaj, DJ Joey and the church’s traditional dabke dance group also will perform. Bakers will lead a baklava cooking demonstration Saturday afternoon.

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