Ohio River Paddlefest – SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

July 31, 2017 at 5:45 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Participate in America’s largest paddling trip!

Paddlefest 2016 brought a record number of paddlers to the Ohio. We’re excited to set a new record in 2017! We will start at Schmidt Recreation Complex in Cincinnati’s East End and take out at the Gilday Riverside Park. Special thanks to our partners at the Cincinnati Recreation Commission who manage both sites.

Enjoy the FREE parking, easy boat drop off & pick up and the speedy shuttle bus ride back to your vehicle.

Along the paddling course you can explore the historic Mill Creek, paddle under 7 bridges, take in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky skylines, and enjoy the live music and refreshments at the “Halfway Celebration” on the Covington shoreline. Then relax at our Finish Line Festival (craft beer, food trucks, vendors & exhibits) before returning by shuttle to your vehicle.

If river conditions are deemed unsafe on August 5, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 12.

Where We’re Located
SCHMIDT RECREATION COMPLEX
2944 Humbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Information
Presenter – Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
Rates – $45
Reservations – Registration required.

Dates and Times
Ohio River Paddlefest
Schmidt Recreation Complex
Sat, Aug 5
7:00 am to 12:30 pm

http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/

2015 Paddlefest Weekend June 18-19, 2015

June 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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2015 Paddlefest Weekend

Welcome to Ohio River Paddlefest Weekend presented by Subaru of Kings Automall!
Here, you will find all of the information you need to help you get ready for what will be the best Paddlefest Weekend experience yet!

 
Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo, Thursday, June 18, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.Paddlefest2
Join us for the Best of Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo for the 10th anniversary celebration “Passport to Summer Fun” at Coney Island Amusement Park. The Kids Expo is the largest water safety and outdoor environmental education event in the Midwest that is interactive and fun for children of all ages. The Kids Expo is a project of the not for profit organization the Green Umbrella and is sponsored by The Carole Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, Interact for Health, The American Heart Association, Great Parks of Hamilton County, RiverWorks Discovery, Children’s Hospital, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Watercraft Divisions.
The event is free and open to the public to summer camps, families, day campers, Girl and Boy Scouts/Clubs, summer programs and Coney Island visitors to enjoy the day with us by learning through fun. Enjoy activities, exhibits, presenters and performers throughout the day in a “village” type setting. The villages are divided into four areas that include Let’s Move, Let’s Explore, Let’s Be Green and Let’s Spalash. We are so excited to bring to you a lot of new activities to participate in this year that include the Get Fit, Don’t Sit pedometer walking program, fishing on Lake Como, CrossFit Kids, Jump rope for Heart, Yoga, dragonboat rides, raft paddling, climbing wall, Birds of Prey Show, Orienteering program and petting zoo and much more.

 
Ohio River and Outdoor Music Festival
On Friday, June 19 from 4:00 pm – midnight. Spend your evening with us checking out boat demos on Lake Como, learning how to paddle at paddling clinics, trading up or down on gear at the annual gear swap, visiting exhibitors, catching fish in the 5th annual fishing contest, listening to great local bands, enjoying great beer and food, taking a chance on a basket raffle, signing up to paddle a the early registration while dropping off your boat on Friday.

Paddle the Ohio and the Gold Star Chili Finish Line Festival
Saturday, June 20, 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
Start your morning off right paddling on the mighty Ohio River with about 1,800 fellow paddlers. This is one trip to cross off your “bucket list” and one you won’t soon forget. Paddle from Coney Island to the Public Landing in downtown Cincinnati. Enjoy floating down river with family and friends, stop for a short break at the Schmidt Field Pit Stop where you can listen to music and nosh on a few samples of deliciousness from a few new Cincinnati hangouts.
Paddlefest registration opens at 6:30 am on Saturday morning. Races begin at 7:15 am, after all racers have entered the water float paddlers will begin entering the water at 8:15 am with the last boat entering the water by 9:15 am. The U.S. Coast Guard will close the Ohio River to commercial and power boat traffic as paddlers launch more than 1,400 canoes, kayaks and human powered boats After paddling join the Gold Star Chili Finish Line Festival in full swing for live entertainment by The Part-Time Gentlemen, refreshments and exhibits.

http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/paddlefest/

Paddlefest Weekend 2014

June 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Join us for the 13th annual Ohio River Paddlefest Weekend at Coney Island Park, June 20-22! (NEW DATES THIS YEAR!) You asked for it and we listened. This year’s event is full of many new and exciting changes that begin with a date change. Paddlefest weekend has been moved from a Thursday-Saturday event to a Friday-Sunday event to allow for more outdoor activities at the Paddlefest Outdoor Expo on Saturday, June 21st!

Paddlefest weekend kicks off with the 9th annual Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo on Friday, June 20th (NEW DATE) from 9:30 am -4:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Green Umbrella, The Carole Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, Interact for Health, Great Parks and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. We invite everyone from summer camps, families, day camps, girl and boy scouts, summer programs and park attendees to come out and enjoy the day and learn through fun. Due to the increased attendance at the expo organizers will no longer be scheduling groups for the event. All exhibits, presenters and performers will be open all day during the event. Some of the presenters will have scheduled performance times, so please check out the schedule before you arrive. We are so excited to bring to you a lot of new activities to participate in this year that include the Get Fit, Don’t Sit pedometer walking program, fishing on Lake Como, Obstacle Course for kids, Zumbatomics, Yoga, Tai Chi, dragonboat rides, storytelling, Madcap Puppet show plus new exhibits and a petting zoo. The Kids Expo is the water safety and outdoor environmental education event in the Midwest that is fun and engaging for children, so come on out and enjoy the day with us.

On Saturday, June 21 join us from 10 am – midnight for the new Paddlefest Outdoor Expo and “Roots on the River” Music Festival. This daylong event features boat demos on Lake Como, classes & clinics, gear swap, Family Fishing Day on Lake Como, enjoy exhibits of all kinds, two fishing contests, raffles, Outdoor Series stage refreshments and food, basket raffle, boat drop off and early registration from 9 am – 9 pm. Enjoy two stages of entertainment – classes and small bands will be on the small stage from 10 am – 7 pm with the “Roots on the River” concert taking place on the large stage from 8 pm – midnight.

See the schedule of events for complete details for the day. The Outdoor Expo is free and open to the public with a minimal parking charge of $5-$8.

Join us on Sunday (NEW DAY) June 22 for the 13th annual Paddle the Ohio event on the mighty Ohio River. Paddle down river and enjoy the majestic beauty of the Ohio River, it is a “bucket list” experience and one you won’t soon forget. Registration opens at 6:30 am on Sunday morning. Races will begin at 7:15 am and all float paddlers will begin entering the water at 8:15 am. The U.S. Coast Guard will close the Ohio River to commercial and power boat traffic as paddlers launch more than 1,400 canoes, kayaks and human powered boats for a leisurely 8.2 mile trip from Coney Island to the Public Landing in downtown Cincinnati. After finishing paddling join the Gold Star Chili Finish Line festival in full swing for entertainment, refreshments and exhibits.

 

http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/paddlefest/

June 7-8, 2013 Gold Wings and Ribs Fest – Pomeroy, Ohio

June 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM | Posted in Festivals, grilling | Leave a comment
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June 7-8, 2013 Gold Wings and Ribs Fest – Pomeroy, Ohio
Motorcycles, Entertainment and Food lead the way to the beautiful Ohio River. Entertainment, motorcycle tours, motorcycle light parades, bike dealers, Art in the Park, cookie stacking, hotdog eating & BBQ Hog Callin contests, power boat racing.

 

 

Gold Wings and Ribs Fest – Pomeroy, Ohiozzzzzz

 

Join us for a weekend of fun
Motorcycles, Entertainment and BBQ lead the way to Southeast Ohio’s 10th Annual Gold Wings & Ribs Festival.

Located on Main Street with the beautiful Ohio River just the other side of the festival activities. What a View! Home of “Ohio’s Best Ribs” & “Ohio’s Best Wings”. Motorcycle tour, Motorcycle light parades, Honda & Harley Dealers, Chrome, Honda & Harley “Bling”, Pin stripping, Patches. For the art lover we have Art in the Park.

For the History buff Meigs County is the site of an official John Hunt Morgan Civil War battleground.

Cookie Stacking, Pickle spittin, and BBQ Hog Callin contests, Two days of free entertainment on the Riverfront Amphitheatre. Nice hometown shops for the shopping bug.

What a wonderful weekend, and did we mention the Food! Just 30 minutes south of Ohio University off SR 33 on SR 833.

Check back often for more information or call 1-877-Meigs-Co

 
http://goldwingsandribs.com/

A Little History of: Cincinnati Chili

March 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM | Posted in chili, Hot Dogs, Skyline Chili, spaghetti | 2 Comments
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Cincinnati chili (or “Cincinnati-style chili”) is a regional style of chili con carne characterized by the use of seasonings such as

A Cincinnati chili 4-way with oyster crackers

A Cincinnati chili 4-way with oyster crackers

cinnamon, cloves, allspice or chocolate. It is commonly served over spaghetti or as a hot dog sauce, and is normally of a thin, sauce-like consistency, unlike most chili con carne. While served in many regular restaurants, it is most often associated with several restaurant chains, such as Empress Chili, Skyline Chili, Gold Star Chili, Camp Washington Chili and Dixie Chili. Restaurant locations are found pervasively in greater Cincinnati with franchise locations also throughout Ohio and in Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida. Restaurants that feature Cincinnati chili are frequently called “chili parlors”.
According to the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cincinnatians consume more than two million pounds of chili each year, topped by 850,000 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese. Each September, the city celebrates “Chilifest” at Yeatman’s Cove on the Ohio River, with food and entertainment.

 

Ordering Cincinnati chili is based on this ingredient series: chili, spaghetti, grated cheddar cheese, diced onions, and kidney beans. The number before the “way” of the chili determines which ingredients are included in each chili order. Thus, customers can order a:

 

Bowl: chili in a bowl
Two-way: chili and spaghetti
Three-way: chili, spaghetti, and cheese
Four-way: chili, spaghetti, cheese, and onions
Five-way: chili, spaghetti, cheese, onions, and beans
and optionally, the:
Four-way bean: chili, spaghetti, cheese, and beans (beans substituted for the onions)
The preceding basic menu is entirely traditional. Some chili parlors have altered the traditional menu method, declaring on their menus that a Four-way is chili, spaghetti, cheese, and either onions or beans. Other parlors have added ingredients to the traditional mix. For example, Dixie Chili offers a “Six-way” with the addition of garlic. Oyster crackers are usually served with Cincinnati chili, and a mild hot sauce is frequently used as an optional topping.
When served on a Coney style hot dog, dubbed the “Cheese Coney“, the chili is also topped with grated cheddar cheese. The default coney also includes mustard and a small amount of onion.

 

Cincinnati chili seems to have originated with one or more immigrant restaurateurs from Macedonia who were trying to broaden their customer base by moving beyond narrowly ethnic styles of cuisine. Tom and John Kiradjieff began serving the chili in 1922 at their hot dog stand, next to a burlesque theater called the Empress, after which their Empress chili parlor took its name. Tom Kiradjieff invented the style by modifying a traditional stew and serving it over hot dogs and spaghetti. The style has since been copied and modified by many other restaurant proprietors.
Empress was the main chili parlor in Cincinnati until 1949, when a former Empress employee and Greek immigrant, Nicholas Lambrinides, started another chili restaurant called Skyline Chili. Gold Star Chili came along in 1965, started by the four Daoud brothers who were originally from Jordan.

All about Goetta from Glier’s Goetta

January 14, 2013 at 9:57 AM | Posted in breakfast | Leave a comment
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What is goetta?

Pronounced “get-uh,” goetta is a German breakfast sausage that blends the textures and flavors of pork, beef, whole grain steel-cut

oats, fresh onions, and spices. It is slow-cooked daily and perfectly prepared when browned and served. Producing over one million pounds of goetta each year, Glier’s Goetta is the best selling goetta in the world.

Why is goetta unique to Northern Kentuck and Cincinnati?
During the 1880s, waves of German immigrants were drawn to the fertile Ohio River valley that is Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati. The new community laid roots and flourished in the area. Along with many other elements of their culture, the Germans brought their favorite dish – goetta – with them. Just like it is in their homeland, goetta is a regional recipe.

How do I cook the perfect goetta patty?
First, slice the goetta into half-inch patties. Making sure they do not touch each other (to be sure they will not stick together), place the patties in a non-stick skillet that has been preheated to a medium temperature, 350 degrees. Let cook for about 6 minutes, allowing the first side to brown completely. Flip, and brown the other side until crisp. When both sides are golden brown, the goetta is ready to enjoy.

What is the secret ingredient of goetta?
Steel-cut, or pinhead, oats are the secret ingredient to delicious Glier’s Goetta. The simple, unprocessed whole grain oats are high in fiber and protein, low in calories, rich in Vitamin-B, and a huge contributor to the fact that Glier’s Goetta is completely free of trans fats. Not to mention, they’re delicious. The nutty texture and taste pinhead oats lend to Glier’s Goetta is unique to any other breakfast sausage.

What is the most popular way to enjoy goetta?
While most goetta loyalists are delighted by a simple crispy brown serving as a standout side to good ol’ fashioned eggs, goetta omelets, goetta grilled cheese sandwiches, and goetta ruebens are also popular. The greatest goetta taste controversy is whether it’s better topped with ketchup or syrup!

Where can I purchase Glier’s Goetta?
Glier’s Goetta is available at many retailers and restaurants in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area including: Kroger, Sam’s, Wal-Mart, Meijer, and Frisch’s, Perkin’s, Colonial Cottage, Price Hill Chili. To Glier’s Goetta fans around the globe, it is available for purchase through our website. Link right here to get it in the mail today.

What is the most popular variety of Glier’s Goetta?
Glier’s Goetta’s Original one-pound rolls are the most popular. To learn more about all of our delicious varieties, click here.

What is Glier’s Goettafest all about?
Founded in 2001, Glier’s Goettafest is a celebration of all things goetta, and the generations of families and friends who adore it. The free event during the first weekend of August is located along the Ohio River at Newport on the Levee, includes continuous live entertainment, and features over 30 clever and creative new recipes each year. Revelers come hungry for everything from goetta pizza to goetta fudge brownies.

How long can Glier’s Goetta be refrigerated?
Unopened, refrigerated Original Goetta has a four-month shelf life; Turkey Goetta has a two-month shelf life. The Slab and Mini Slab are good for 40 days; the Bun Links and Patties, 21 days. Glier’s Goetta can easily be frozen as well.

Can Glier’s Goetta be shipped?
Yes! Glier’s Goetta is shipped by our friends at Cincy Favorites every day. It may be ordered online at CincyFavorites.com or by calling 800-446-3882. Your Glier’s Goetta will be packed in a foam cooler with dry ice, and shipped to you the following business day.

Does Glier’s Goetta support local charities?
Glier’s Goetta is happy to donate our very popular Goetta Survival Kit – including a Glier’s Goetta recipe book, t-shirt, and Glier’s Goettafest mug – to fundraisers throughout the community. We are also proud to serve free samples of our Goetta Sliders at charity events like the local Heart Mini Marathon, Flying Pig Marathon, Hyde Park Blast, and Komen Race for the Cure.

Where can I find Oktoberfest Brand brats and metts?
Oktoberfest Brand is proudly sold at local Sam’s Clubs and online at CincyFavorites.com. The sausage that started the Gliers’ Family business in 1946 is also featured annually at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

 

http://www.goetta.com/

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.

 

Great Inland Seafood Festival 2012

July 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM | Posted in Festivals, fish, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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I thought I would give everyone an earl heads up for the Great Inland Seafood Festival 2012. This year it’s August 9, 10, 11, & 12. It’s always a great time with some great tasting Seafood at this event. My favorite foods there are the Seafood Coneys and of course the Whole Maine Lobster (for only $10.95!) There’s 10,00 of the Lobsters and believe me get there early because they are gone in no time. if you get a chance stop on down and this year on the Ohio side of the river The Banks is open!
Great Inland Seafood Festival 2012

The 25th Great Inland Seafood Festival will take place August 9, 10, 11, & 12, 2012 on the banks of the Ohio River in Newport Kentucky.

Event Hours:

Thursday August 9 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Friday August 10 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday August 11 Noon – 11 p.m.

Sunday August 12 Noon – 9 p.m.

Whole Maine Lobsters $10.95
This year’s Great Inland Seafood Festival will again offer Whole Maine Live Lobsters for $10.95 each. This poplular tradition is a hallmark of the Seafood Festival. Come early as 10,000 lobsters sell fast!!! We are usually sold out by early Sunday afternoon.

Fabulous Entertainment
The Great Inland Seafood Festival prides itself in providing FREE entertainment. Our stage is always busy with continuous live entertainment. Headliners include:……….

The Best Seafood You’ll Ever Taste!
Over 15 local restaurants & National vendors will be selling the best tasting, freshest seafood available. Items to try include: Whole Maine Lobsters, shrimp, crawfish, crablegs, oysters, salmon, redfish, and much, much more….

FREE and accessible to all!
The Great Inland Seafood Festival is free and accessible to all. The event is on Riverboat Row in Newport Kentucky. There is ample parking around the event. Handicap parking is available on Columbia Street.

From Columbus and North
I-71 South to I-471 South
Newport Exit (Route 8 / Dave Cowens Drive / Exit 5)
Continue straight into parking, or, Left at stop light onto Route 8
Follow Route 8 / Dave Cowens Drive to the Newport on the Levee/Aquarium parking garage.
From Dayton or North

I-75 South
Take the I-71 North / I-471 South / US-50 East exit from the left lane
Newport Exit (Route 8 / Dave Cowens Drive / Exit 5)
Continue straight into parking, or, Left at stop light onto Route 8
Follow Route 8 / Dave Cowens Drive to the Newport on the Levee/Aquarium parking garage.
From Kentucky, Airport, and South

I-71/75 North to I-275 East / Columbus
I-275 East to I-471 North
Newport Exit (Route 8 / Dave Cowens Drive / Exit 5)
Continue straight into parking, or, Left at stop light onto Route 8
Follow Route 8 / Dave Cowens Drive to the Newport on the Levee/Aquarium parking garage.

http://www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com/index.html

August 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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I’ve received a couple of emails about an earlier posting of Goetta Fest going on in Northern Kentucky this weekend asking what Goetta is. So here’s the low down on Goetta!

Goetta

Goetta is a breakfast sausage of German origin that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed of ground meat and oats. Pronounced gétt-aa, ged-da or get-uh Americanized pronunciation, this dish 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 adds 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.

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 at the Newport, Kentucky, levee on the Ohio River. 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 2010, the festival was held August 6 through 8.

Great Inland Seafood Festival 2011

July 17, 2011 at 11:42 AM | Posted in fish, Food, grilling, salmon, scallops, seafood | 3 Comments
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The 25th Great Inland Seafood Festival will take place August 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2011 on the banks of the Ohio River in Newport Kentucky.

Event Hours:
Thursday August 11 – 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Friday August 12 – 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday August 13 – Noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday August 14 – Noon – 9 p.m.

This annual festival, along the riverbanks of Newport, features premium seafood dishes from restaurants around the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati Region and music for all. There will be daily harbor cruises at Noon – 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Over 15 local restaurants selling the best tasting, freshest seafood available. Items to try include: Whole Maine Lobsters, shrimp, crawfish, crablegs, oysters, salmon, redfish, and much, much more….

Whole Maine Lobsters $10.95

This year’s Great Inland Seafood Festival will again offer Whole Maine Live Lobsters for $10.95 each.  This poplular tradition is a hallmark of the Seafood Festival.  Come early as 10,000 lobsters sell fast!!!  We are usually sold out by early Sunday afternoon.

5 lb. Lobster Drawing Nightly at 9 p.m. Benefitting The Alabama Coastal Foundation!

Each night of the Great Inland Seafood Festival at approximately 9 p.m. we will raffle off a 5 lb. lobster.  Raffle Tickets are $5.00 or 3 for $10.00 with 100% of proceeds donated to the Alabama Coastal Foundation for Gulf Clean up and Relief Efforts.  Purchase Tickets at the City of Newport Ambassador booth.  Must be present to win.

FREE and accessible to all!
The Great Inland Seafood Festival is free and accessible to all.  The event is on Riverboat Row in Newport Kentucky.  There is ample parking around the event.  Handicap parking is available on Columbia Street

http://www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com/

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