Great Inland Seafood Festival – August 8-11 Newport, KY

August 8, 2019 at 7:20 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Where We’re Located
FESTIVAL PARK NEWPORT
Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071

Dates and Times
Fri, Aug 09, 2019 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sun, Aug 11, 2019 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Great Inland Seafood Festival is held along the riverbank in Newport features premium seafood dishes from restaurants around the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati Region and music for all.
https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/great-inland-seafood-festival

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

August 3, 2018 at 6:06 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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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/

BACON, BOURBON and BREW FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY

July 9, 2018 at 10:02 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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BACON, BOURBON and BREW FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY
Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15

Location: Newport Riverfront

Dates and Times
Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival Festival Park Newport
Thu, Jul 12, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sat, Jul 14, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Sun, Jul 15, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival is dedicated to the area’s rich history and connections to the brewing and pork industries as well as our region’s long ties to the bourbon industry. Each of the festival food vendors will feature creative bacon dishes including freshly prepared items sure to delight every bacon lover. Live music, games and more are part of the family fun. For more information, please contact Marc at: 513-477-3320.

http://www.newportky.gov/Blogs/Events/Archives/2018/01/2018-Festivals-in-Newport.aspx

One of America’s Favorites – Burgoo

April 30, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Kentucky burgoo served with mashed potatoes

Burgoo is a spicy stew, similar to Irish or Mulligan stew, often served with cornbread or corn muffins. It is often prepared communally as a social gathering. It is popular as the basis for civic fund-raisers in the American Midwest and South.

Traditional burgoo was made using whatever meats and vegetables were available—typically, venison, squirrel, opossum, raccoon or game birds, and was often associated with autumn and the harvest season. Today, local barbecue restaurants use a specific meat in their recipes, usually pork, chicken, or mutton, which, along with the spices used, creates a flavor unique to each restaurant.

A typical burgoo is a combination of meats: pork, chicken, mutton or beef, often hickory-smoked, but other meats are seen occasionally; and vegetables, such as lima beans, corn, okra, tomatoes, cabbage and potatoes. Typically, since burgoo is a slow-cooked dish, the starch from the added vegetables results in thickening of the stew. However, a thickening agent, such as cornmeal, ground beans, whole wheat, or potato starch can be used when cooked in a non-traditional way. In addition, soup bones can be added for taste and thickening.

The ingredients are combined in order of cooking time required, with meat first, vegetables next, and thickening agents as necessary. A good burgoo is said to be able to have a spoon stand up in it. Cider vinegar, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or chili powder are common condiments.

Cooking burgoo in Kentucky often serves as a communal effort and social event, in which each attendee brings one or more ingredients. In Kentucky and surrounding states such as Indiana, burgoo is often used for fund-raising for schools. This kind of event has been claimed to have been invented by the family of Ollie Beard, a former Major League Baseball player.

In Brighton, Illinois, a local traditional burgoo is prepared and served annually at the village’s summer festival, the Betsy Ann Picnic. Franklin, Illinois self identifies as the Burgoo Capital of the World;[citation needed] they have an annual burgoo cookout over July 3 and July 4. Burgoo events are also held in Cass County, Illinois in the towns of Chandlerville and Arenzville. Arenzville claims to be the home of the world’s best burgoo.

Several cities have claimed to be the burgoo capital of the world such as Franklin, Illinois, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and Owensboro, Kentucky.

 

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

June 16, 2017 at 9:33 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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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

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/

Newport Italianfest

June 12, 2014 at 5:47 AM | Posted in Festivals | 3 Comments
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Newport Italianfestitalian fest

 

Location: Newport Riverfront

Times: Thursday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Opening Ceremony at 8 p.m.)
Friday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks at 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks at 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 9 p.m.

Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society, is held along Newport’s Riverboat Row between the Purple People and Taylor-Southgate Bridges. The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation and from “the old country”, a Golf Outing, and a Family Photo Booth showcasing the history of Italian families that settled in Newport generations ago. Other fun includes a pizza eating contest, a cooking contest, games, and rides for the little ones. Events kick off with a Bocci Ball Tournament at Pompilio’s Restaurant on Wednesday. The event averages 100,000 visitors. For more info, call 859.292.3666.

 
http://newportitalianfest.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/

 

34th Annual MainStrasse Village Maifest, May 17, 18, 19.

May 16, 2013 at 8:22 AM | Posted in Festivals, grilling | 3 Comments
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Please join the MainStrasse Village Association for our 34th Annual MainStrasse Village Maifest, May 17, 18, 19. This is a FREE family-friendly event.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 5:00 – 11:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 NOON – 11:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 19 NOON – 9:00 p.m.

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE IRS PARKING LOT AT 4TH & JOHNSON STREETS!

 

 

Chosen as one of the Top Twenty Events for May 2013 by the Southeast Tourism Society and one of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky Maifestfor the Spring of 2013 by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, Maifest is based on the German tradition of welcoming the first spring wines. Maifest is the first major festival of the summer for the Tri-State region. The assortment of arts and crafts and German and international foods and beverages becomes the main course to attract approximately 125,000 area families and regional travelers. Specialty and domestic beers can be found throughout the festival.

Maifest fills over SIX city blocks along the tree-lined 6th Street Promenade, Main Street and Philadelphia Street, and extends into Goebel Park. The German park-like atmosphere creates the perfect backdrop for the variety of appealing food, drink and works by over 75 artisans and craftsmen. And be sure to visit the Kinderplatz, full of adventures and rides for the small children and the Amusement Midway filled with fun for the “older” kids. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can purchase an “All You Can Ride” bracelet for just $15. Bracelets may be purchased from opening until 9 pm on Friday and will be valid until 10 pm Friday only. Saturday and Sunday bracelets may be purchased from opening until 5 pm and will be valid until 6 pm the day of purchase only.

Quality live entertainment by top local performers will spread the festive mood throughout Maifest. Great music will be featured at the Goebel Park Stage, the Festival Stage, the Main Street Stage and the Goose Girl Stage. Take your pick – German, Pop, Classic Rock, Blues or Country – it’s your choice!

New this year – don’t miss NASA’s Driven to Explore, a multimedia experience showcashing the NASA’s future plans for space exploration. As part of this unique exploration experience, visitors will have the opportunity to touch a 3 billion-year-old moon rock brought back aboard Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972.

Don’t miss the Main Street BierGarten all weekend or the Street Chalk Drawing Contest on Saturday, cash prizes for Adult and Children’s categories. Registration form available at http://www.mainstrasse.org or 859-491-0458 and.

 

 

http://www.mainstrasse.org/2013/04/maifest-2013/

One of America’s Favorites – Goetta

January 14, 2013 at 9:48 AM | Posted in breakfast, cooking | Leave a comment
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Goetta is a breakfast sausage of likely German-American origin that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed

Goetta links

Goetta ilinks

of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef) and steel-cut oats. 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.

Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.
The modern popularity of goetta in Cincinnati has led to it being called “Cincinnati Caviar”. 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.
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 meal 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.
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 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.

Goetta pattie

Goetta pattie

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 2011, the festival was held August 5 through 7.

 

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