Glier’s Goettafest AUGUST 2,3,4,5 2018 – Newport, KY

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Glier’s Goettafest
Riverfront Levee
1Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071
August 2, 2018 — August 5, 2018

All year long, we at Glier’s Goetta are delighted by the letters, pictures, recipes, and very personal family accounts that come to us every day. They come to us from all over, really. And they are connected by one thing – goetta. However big or small, each special memory has become a thread in the lovingly woven quilt that is our history.

Goettafest was born from the goetta taste, the goetta tradition that inspires its far-reaching community of fans to reach out daily. We just knew that tradition was dear enough to the goetta-loving public to bring us altogether. To bring hungry folks from all the corners of the country, and beyond. We just knew that if there was goetta, the goetta loyalists would come.

And, oh, have they come. What started as little more than a goetta gathering in 2001, has exploded into the much-anticipated, save-room-in-your-belly, plan-your-family-vacation-around event that it is today. There are games and music and more goetta grub than any Glier could have imagined. But it is always the revelers that make Goettafest a festival. It’s the layers of family history, the excitement in their eyes, and the lip-smacking smiles they bring to the weekend that make Glier’s Goettafest a true celebration.

THE TOTAL CELEBRATION
Bigger than Las Vegas New Year’s Eve. That’s what Glier’s Goettafest is to the goetta devotees of the world. A weekend stuffed from top to bottom with live entertainment, family-focused goetta games, and super inventive food, what makes it all so grand is the gathering of the goetta-lovin’ community who travels from all corners of the country, to decorate with festivity and joy Northern Kentucky’s Newport on the Levee at the breathtaking Ohio Riverfront.

ALL THINGS GOETTA
Unlike any other reunion where the highlight is Aunt Mabel’s macaroni salad, the glory of this (Glier’s Goetta) family reunion, shines in bite after bite of clever cuisine laced with the crispy-creamy treat that brings this community together – goetta. In fact, it is only at Goettafest that the very best culinary craftspeople in the area set up shop side-by-side to flirt with the tastebuds of the faithful. From fudge to pizza, their goetta-based creations test the limits of goetta as an ingredient.

http://www.goettafest.com/article/home/

One of America’s Favorites – Goeta

February 5, 2018 at 7:32 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Goetta sandwich

Goetta is a meat-and-grain sausage or mush of German inspiration that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef), pin-head oats and spices. Pronounced gétt-aa, ged-da or get-uh in Americanized pronunciation, and gutta in the Low German pronunciation, this dish probably originated with German settlers from the northwestern regions of Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia who emigrated to the Cincinnati and Dayton area in the 19th century. The word “Goetta” comes from the Low German word Grötte. North of Cincinnati, specifically in the region surrounding Darke, Mercer, Shelby, and Auglaize counties, goetta is often known by the term “grits”, not to be confused with hominy grits. This usage of the word “grits” stems from the High German word “Grütze,” which is an equivalent of the Low German Grötte.

Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.

Glier’s Goetta, the largest commercial producer of goetta, produces more than 1,000,000 lb annually, around 99 percent of which is consumed locally in Greater Cincinnati.

 

A conventional log of Goetta

While goetta comes in a variety of forms, all goetta is based around ground meat combined with pin-head or steel-cut oats, the “traditional Low German cook’s way of stretching a minimum amount of meat to feed a maximum number of people.”Usually goetta is made from pork shoulder or “Cali”, but occasionally contains equal parts pork and beef. Goetta is typically flavored with bay leaves, rosemary, salt, pepper, and thyme. It contains onions and sometimes other vegetables.

While similar to scrapple in that it uses a grain product for the purpose of stretching out meat to feed more people, goetta looks very different. Scrapple is made with cornmeal while goetta uses steel-cut or chopped oats. The oats in goetta are much coarser than the fine powder used in scrapple and add texture to the dish.

 

 

Goetta is typically formed into small loaves, and then cut into slices and fried, often in butter. Traditionally goetta is served as a breakfast food.

 

A number of commercial distributors produce and sell Goetta in the parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana near Cincinnati. Glier’s is the largest producer of goetta in the world. Glier’s Goetta, established in 1946, is based in Covington, Kentucky, part of the greater Cincinnati area. Queen City Sausage is the next largest producer, while multiple small and artisanal producers also make Goetta in and around Cincinnati.

 

“Glier’s Goettafest” is an annual culinary festival held in August near Newport, Kentucky’s “Newport on the Levee”(an entertainment, shopping and restaurant complex) on the Ohio River waterfront. The festival celebrates both the dish and Greater Cincinnati’s German American heritage. While the main focus of the festival is goetta served in many different ways, it also typically includes music, dancing, and other public entertainment.

 

Goetta is usually sold in logs but links are also available.

Glier’s markets goetta as the “German Breakfast Sausage,” which may create the impression that it is something commonly eaten for breakfast in Germany. In fact, the vast majority of Germans have never heard of goetta. However, a similar product known as Knipp can be found in the present day in Bremen and surrounding areas. This can be spread onto bread or pan fried like goetta. It is also often served with apple sauce, paralleling the apple butter which is served alongside goetta. Although in modern times in most parts of Germany, eating warm sausage for breakfast or a hot breakfast in general is not common, historically Knipp was eaten for breakfast, often in the winter.

 

MainStrasse Village Original Goettafest – Main Street Covington, KY June 16-18, 2017

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17th Annual Goettafest
The MainStrasse Village Association invites you to join us for the 17th Annual MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest. For those new to Northern Kentucky, Goetta was brought to the area by early German immigrants. It has always been a breakfast staple in the Greater Cincinnati region. Now, it’s not just for breakfast anymore!

If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Included on this year’s.

If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Included on this year’s menus from our various food vendors:

Goetta Cheese Burger
Goetta Grilled Donut
Goetta Brownie
Goetta Balls
Goetta Dog
Fresh Goetta Omelet
Goetta Reuben, Melt, Philly and Slider
Goetta Chili
Goetta Rice Bowl
“Goetta Chedda” Sandwich
Goetta Burrito and Taco
And so much more!

Besides innovative Goetta food offerings, the festival will include arts, crafts, music, entertainment and children’s activities, filling two blocks of the tree-lined Sixth Street Promenade. Relax and enjoy the day in the wonderful old-world atmosphere of historic MainStrasse Village. Plan to enjoy both the festival AND the unique shops, restaurants and bars that make MainStrasse Village a year-round

Where We’re Located
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE
Main Street
Covington, KY 41011

Dates and Times
MainStrasse Village Original Goettafest
Fri, Jun 16 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Sat, Jun 17 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Sun, Jun 18 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
http://www.mainstrasse.org/goettafest.html

16th Annual MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest

June 17, 2016 at 2:37 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Goetta fest 2016

A signature Cincinnati-area dish gets its due again this weekend. The 16th annual Mainstrasse Goettafest kicks off Friday. The menu is loaded with goetta creations, including goetta pizza, goetta chili, and even goetta brownies. There’s also music and entertainment each day. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 
Goettafest
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16th Annual MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest

Sponsored by J.B.’s Barbecue

Friday, June 17, 2016 5 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Noon until 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 Noon until 9:00 p.m.

MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest invites you to join in the fun. Brought to Northern Kentucky by the early German immigrants, Goetta has always been a breakfast staple in the Greater Cincinnati area. Now it’s not just for breakfast! Sample Goetta Reubens, Goetta Balls, Goetta loaded Tater Tots, Goetta Brownie, Goetta Chedda’ Cheese, Goetta Chili, Goetta Pizza, Goetta Burgers AND more. If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Goetta and other favorite festival foods and refreshments.

Arts, crafts, music and entertainment and children’s activities, will fill the tree-lined Sixth Street Promenade. Relax, enjoy the food, shopping and music in the wonderful old world atmosphere of historic MainStrasse Village. And don’t forget to visit the unique shops and restaurants that make MainStrasse Village a year round destination.

http://www.mainstrasse.org/2016/05/goettafest/

GLIER’S GOETTA FEST Thu, Aug 6 – Sun, Aug 9

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It’s all about the Goetta! Had one that I almost slipped by me, starts today and runs through Sunday!
GLIER’S GOETTAFEST
TOTAL CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS GOETTA!
With dozens of ways to enjoy Glier’s Goetta and the breathtaking venue that is Northern Kentucky’s Newport on the Levee, Glier’s Goettafest is the one weekend a year that the community comes together to revel in the glory that is goetta. Like an annual family reunion, Goettafest is our opportunity to reconnect the faithful and convert some new believers.

COME FOR THE GOETTA, STAY FOR THE FUN
Serving everything from Goetta Reubens to Pappa John’s Goetta Pizza, Glier’s orchestrates the culinary expertise of the area’s premier food vendors in an effort to deliver the total goetta experience. Originality and fun are the only rules governing the goetta creations. Each year there is no duplication in the clever new recipes, but there are more than enough places to gather and gab in the tented Goetta Place Hall.

Dates and TimesGoetta Fest
Glier’s Goettafest
Festival Park Newport
Thu, Aug 6
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Glier’s Goettafest
Festival Park Newport
Fri, Aug 7
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Glier’s Goettafest
Festival Park Newport
Sat, Aug 8
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Glier’s Goettafest
Festival Park Newport
Sun, Aug 9
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Festival Park Newport
http://www.goetta.com/en/goettafest/

http://www.goettafest.com/

Mainstrasse Village Original Goettafest – June 19 – 21, 2015

June 18, 2015 at 8:59 AM | Posted in Festivals | 2 Comments
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Here it is for all Goetta lovers, the Mainstrasse Village Original Goettafest!

 

Mainstrasse Village Original Goettafest
June 19 – 21, 2015
Mainstrasse Village – Covington, KY

 

Goettafest

Since 1999. Brought to Northern Kentucky by the early German immigrants, Goetta has always been a breakfast staple in the Greater Cincinnati area. Now it’s not just for breakfast! Sample Goetta Pizza, Goetta Reubens, Goetta Balls, Goetta Chedda’ Cheese, Goetta Chili, Goetta and Cheese Omelet and Goetta Burgers.

If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Goetta and other favorite festival foods and refreshments. Games, children’s activities, rides, arts, crafts, music and entertainment will fill the tree-lined Sixth Street Promenade and Goebel Park. Relax; enjoy the food, shopping and music in the wonderful old world atmosphere of historic MainStrasse Village. And don’t forget to visit the unique shops and restaurants that make MainStrasse Village a year round destination.

 

Location:
Mainstrasse Village
406 West 6th Street
Covington, KY 41011

Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Entertainment Free, Food, Handicapped Access, Music, Public Transportation
Hours:
12pm-9pm
Admission:
Free
Attendance:
30,000
Phone Number:
(859) 491-0458
Fax Number:
(859) 655-7932

 

http://www.eventcrazy.com/Covington-KY/events/details/50482-The-Original-Goettafest

MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest

June 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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14th Annual MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest

 

Main Street
Covington, KY 41011
Sponsored by J.B.’s Barbecue

Friday, June 13, 2014 5 P.M. until 11:30 P.M.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 Noon until 11:30 P.M.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 Noon until 9 P.M.

MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest invites you to join in the fun. Brought to Northern Kentucky by the early German immigrants, Goetta has always been a breakfast staple in the Greater Cincinnati area. Now it’s not just for breakfast! Sample Goetta Reubens, Goetta Balls, Goetta Chedda’ Cheese, Goetta Chili, Goetta and Cheese Omelet and Goetta Burgers. If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Goetta and other favorite festival foods and refreshments.

Arts, crafts, music and entertainment and children’s activities, will fill the tree-lined Sixth Street Promenade. Relax, enjoy the food, shopping and music in the wonderful old world atmosphere of historic MainStrasse Village. And don’t forget to visit the unique shops and restaurants that make MainStrasse Village a year round destination.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday 5:00 – 7:30 pm Blue Caboose
8:30 – 11:00 pm Know Prisoners (f/k/a Zionites)

Saturday 1:00 – 3:30 pm Jeremy Pinnell & the 55′s
4:30 – 7:00 pm Floyd & The Walkmen
8:00 – 11:00 pm Rattlesnakin’ Daddies

Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 pm Hickory Robot
6:00 – 9:00 pm Ricky Nye INC.

A fun filled weekend for the entire family!

Directions to MainStrasse Village: The Village is located just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio in Covington, Kentucky. From I-75-71 take the Covington 5th Street Exit (# 192) and follow the signs to the Village.

Free parking is available in the IRS Parking Lot at 4th & Johnson Streets.

 

 

http://www.mainstrasse.org/2014/05/mainstrasse-village-original-goettafest-2/

One of America’s Favorites – Goetta

May 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A conventional log of Goetta

A conventional log of Goetta

Goetta is a breakfast sausage of likely German-American origin that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef), pin-head oats and spices. Pronounced gétt-aa, ged-da or get-uh Americanized pronunciation, this dish probably originated with German settlers from the northwestern regions of Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia who emigrated to the Cincinnati area in the 19th century. The word “Goetta” comes from the Low German word götte. North of Cincinnati, specifically in the region surrounding Mercer, Shelby, and Auglaize counties, goetta is often known by the term “grits”, not to be confused with hominy grits. This usage of the word “grits” stems from the High German word “grütze,” which is an equivalent of the Low German götte.

Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.

Glier’s Goetta, the largest commercial producer of goetta, produces more than 1,000,000 lb (450 metric tons) annually, around 99% of which is consumed locally in greater Cincinnati.

 

 

 

Goetta is usually bought in the conventional log shape, but now Links are being sold in Greater Cincinnati supermarkets.

Goetta is usually bought in the conventional log shape, but now Links are being sold in Greater Cincinnati supermarkets.

While goetta comes in a variety of forms, all goetta is based around ground meat combined with pin head or steel cut oats. Usually goetta is made from pork shoulder or “Cali”, but occasionally contains equal parts pork and beef. Goetta is typically flavored with bay leaves, rosemary, salt, pepper, and thyme. It contains onions and sometimes other vegetables.

While similar to scrapple in that it contains a grain product and meat for the purpose of stretching out the meat over several days, goetta looks very different. Scrapple is made with cornmeal while goetta uses steel-cut or chopped oats. The oats in goetta are much coarser than the fine powder used in scrapple and add texture to the dish.

 

 

 
Goetta is typically formed into small loaves, and then cut into squares and fried, often in the oil left over from browning the meats or in bacon drippings. Traditionally a breakfast food, goetta is often served with apple butter, ketchup, mustard, syrup, grape jelly, honey, or eaten by itself.

More recently, goetta has become an all purpose food eaten with any meal. New goetta products in the Cincinnati area include goetta burgers, goetta dogs, and goetta pizza. As the meat in goetta is precooked during the process of making the loaves, goetta can be kept in the freezer.

 

 

 
Due to the popularity of goetta in the Cincinnati metro area, a number of commercial distributors produce and sell it in the parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana near Cincinnati. The most popular of these brands is Glier’s Goetta, the largest producer of goetta in the world. Glier’s Goetta, established in 1946, is based in Covington, Kentucky, part of the greater Cincinnati area.

 

 

 
In the Greater Cincinnati area, there have been annual celebrations since 2004 with the central theme of Goetta.

The “Original Goettafest” is an annual cultural and culinary celebration held in Covington, Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Covington has a rich heritage of German immigrants and this festival is held in MainStrasse Village, an area of Covington a few blocks from the Ohio River. In 2006, this celebration was held June 17 and 18.

“Glier’s Goettafest” is a similar event held near Newport, Kentucky’s “Newport on the Levee”(an entertainment, shopping and restaurant complex) on the Ohio River waterfront. The festival celebrates both the dish and Greater Cincinnati’s German American heritage. While the main focus of the festival is goetta, served in many different ways, it also typically includes music, dancing, and other public entertainment. In 2013, the festival was held August 1 through 4.

 

 

 

A plate of pan-fried Knipp with apple sauce

A plate of pan-fried Knipp with apple sauce

Glier’s markets Goetta as the “German Breakfast Sausage”, creating the wrong impression that it is something commonly eaten for breakfast in Germany. In fact the vast majority of Germans have never heard of Goetta. However, an equivalent food known as Knipp can be found in the present day in Bremen and surrounding areas. This can be found spread onto bread or pan fried like goetta. It is also often served with apple sauce paralleling the apple butter which is served alongside goetta. Although in modern times in most parts of Germany, eating warm sausage for breakfast or a hot breakfast in general is not common, historically Knipp was eaten for breakfast, often in the winter.

 

 

 

 

 
Glier’s Goetta

A conventional log of Goetta

A conventional log of Goetta

THIS IS GOETTA.
The patties begin to sizzle. The pin oats swell and pop. The spices throughout the gloriously married pork and beef infuse the atmosphere. And the corners of your brain turn up to a grin. While the crumbles dance in the hot pan, the rounds color to a golden brown, and your tongue puddles with anticipation. The final patty is flipped unveiling a brilliant batch of toasted treasures. The belly roars.

THIS IS GOETTA.
Your fork breaks the delicate crisp and moves carefully through the creamy middle of the morning circle. Every bite sends you deeper into total sensory engagement, and allows the mind to skip through the collection of stories that decorate your family’s history and your own. In a moment you are at your grandma’s counter enveloped in tales of her grandma’s kitchen. Your heart sings.

THIS IS GOETTA.
The pure enjoyment you draw from each tender-crisp forkful testifies to the power of passion. Your delight drives that passion. And the contribution of your experience makes richer the fabric that forms the heritage and legend. This is the end of boring breakfast. This is the return to what matters. The return to what inspires. The return to what is right and good and real and delicious.

THIS IS GOETTA.

 
www.goettacom.

Gliers Goettafest Newport August 1-4, 2013

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Gliers Goettafest Newport Goetta Fest

 

Location
NEWPORT’S RIVERFRONT LEVEE
Newport, KY 41071

Hours
First weekend in August

Rates
Free!

More Info
Call 859-291-1800
About
August 1-4, 2013
Look for all of your favorite food booths as well as rides for the kids and game booths.
Since its creation, Glier’s Goettafest has sought to be a family fun festival, offering numerous forms of entertainment to go with a delicious and extensive food menu.

Glier’s Goettafest has consistently provided festival guests with live music and cloggers throughout the festival. Goetta games such as the Goetta Toss, Goetta Slide, and Goetta Ring Toss have given Goettafans young and old a chance to win fun prizes.

Glier’s Goettafest made its triumphant return to Northern Kentucky in 2005 with its move to Newport’s Riverfront Levee, just down the steps from the Newport Aquarium. The Riverfront Levee offers festivalgoers with a beautiful view and plenty of space to walk around. Glier’s provided guests with two large Cooling Stations in which they were able to get out of the sun and sit and relax.

Goetta, a German dish, is often compared to breakfast sausage or scrapple. It is a unique, delicious and nutritious mixture of pork, beef, steel-cut (pinhead) oats, and seasonings, which is carefully prepared by the Goetta Specialists at Glier’s. The product is then packaged in one pound rolls or is fresh cut at the grocery or restaurant from larger blocks of Goetta. Most people enjoy Glier’s Goetta at breakfast as a side dish with eggs or pancakes.

 

http://www.goettafest.com/

MainStrasse Village Goettafest Covington, Ky. June 14-16, 2013

June 12, 2013 at 8:06 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest

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Chosen as one of the Summer’s Top Ten Festivals and Events by the Kentucky Tourism Council and the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events, MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest invites you to join in the excitement.

 

 

Brought to Northern Kentucky by the early German immigrants, Goetta has always been a breakfast staple in the Greater Cincinnati area. Now it’s not just for breakfast! Sample Goetta Hanky Pankies, Goetta Pizza, Goetta Balls, Goetta Gumbalya, Goetta Chedda Cheese, Goetta Chili, Goetta Fried Rice and Goetta Burgers. If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Goetta and other favorite festival foods and refreshments.

 

 

Games, children’s activities and rides, arts and crafts and music and entertainment will fill the tree lined, Sixth Street Promenade and Goebel Park. Relax; enjoy the food, the shopping and the music in the wonderful old world atmosphere of historic MainStrasse Village. And don’t forget to visit the unique shops and restaurants that make MainStrasse Village a year round destination.

 

 

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, June 14th

5:00 – 7:30 pm The Northern KY Bluegrass Band

8:30 – 11:00 pm Jeremy Pinnell & the 55′s

Saturday, June 15th

1:00 – 3:30 pm Hickory Robot

4:30 – 7:00 pm Straw Boss

8:00 – 11:00 pm The Zionites

Sunday, June 16th

2:00 – 5:00 pm The Sly Band

6:00 – 9:00 pm Faux Frenchman
http://www.mainstrasse.org/2013/05/mainstrasse-village-original-goettafest/

 

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