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/

MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest June 15th, 16th & 17th

June 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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MainStrasse Village, Covington, KY. A celebration of goetta, a favorite regional food. Arts and crafts, great entertainment, plenty of goetta and other favorite festival food make this a fun-filled weekend for the entire family. Est attendance: 25,000. For info: Donna Kremer, MainStrasse Village, 406 West 6th St, Ste 201, Covington, KY 41011. Phone: (859) 491-0458. Fax: (859) 655-7932. E-mail: dkremer@mainstrasse.org. Web: www.mainstrasse.org.

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. New This Year! – Rides for Younger Children – Great Line-up of Entertainment – Contest For the BEST Tasting Goetta dish A fun filled weekend for the entire family!

Friday
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. G Burton
8:30 – 11:00 p.m. Straw Boss
Saturday
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. RICKY NYE INC
4:30 – 7:00 p.m. LUCKY 7
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Rattlesnakin’ Daddies
Sunday
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Faux Frenchman
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. John Erwin Band

MainStrasse Village Association’s Oktoberfest

September 9, 2011 at 2:01 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, Food, grilling | 3 Comments
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MainStrasse kicks off fest
German heritage honored

By Cindy Schroeder
The Cincinnati Enquirer

COVINGTON — For Thursday’s ceremonial opening of the MainStrasse Village Association’s Oktoberfest, everyone was German for a day, even Kentucky‘s second couple.

Lt. Gov. Steve Henry greeted the crowd and introduced his wife — former Miss America Heather French Henry, and their infant daughter Harper Renee — in halting German at the festival’s kickoff luncheon in Goebel Park.

IF YOU GO
• What: 23rd annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
• When: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
• Where: Booths and entertainment are spread over four city blocks along the Sixth Street promenade and Philadelphia Street, as well as into Goebel Park in Covington’s MainStrasse Village.
• Attractions: German and other ethnic foods, more than 90 arts and crafts vendors, and musical entertainment that includes German bands, folk, rock ‘n roll, blues and country music. Also features pony rides, balloon makers and special children’s rides.
For $12, festivalgoers can buy an “all you can ride ticket” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• Event parking: Free shuttle service will run continuously, stopping at Fifth Street near The Westin Hotel in Cincinnati, the IRS parking lot in Covington at Fourth and Johnson Sts., Jillian’s parking lot in Covington, Covington city lots at Seventh St. and Scott Blvd. and the RiverCenter complex, and the Fifth Third lot in Fort Wright at the corner of Dixie Hwy. and Sleepy Hollow Dr.
• Information: For directions or other information, call (513) 357-6246 or (859) 491-0458.
The orthopedic surgeon then joined Covington officials in making more than a half-dozen taps of the official Oktoberfest beer keg to open the 23rd annual German-themed event.

Billed as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, the MainStrasse Oktoberfest opens at 5 p.m. today.

While he acknowledged his background “is probably English,” Mr. Henry praised Northern Kentucky‘s German heritage and strong sense of family.

He also complimented festival organizers for putting together a three-day celebration that traditionally draws more than 150,000, including “many from the other side of the river.”

“Every year, this gets a little bit bigger and a little bit better,” said Covington Vice Mayor Jerry Bamberger.

In keeping with the festival’s German heritage, Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, president of the German American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati received a Kentucky Colonel certificate and a key to the city of Covington on Thursday.

“People don’t realize how strong the German heritage is in Northern Kentucky,” the Green Township resident said. Evidence of that heritage is present, he said, in everything from numerous churches founded by Germans to fieldstone houses, a traditional German building form.

Besides the usual beer booths and German food staples from goetta to strudel, this year’s festival will showcase Heuboden Musikanten, a German band from Bavaria.

Fourteen members of the band will entertain crowds at five Tristate German-themed events this month, including Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest, Sept. 14-16.

“They were here several years ago, and they were a lot of fun,” said Mick Noll, a Northern Kentucky caterer who has manned a grill at each of the 22 previous MainStrasse Oktoberfests.

Also new this year is a Warsteiner beer emporium serving the world’s No.1-selling German beer.

But lest festival-goers engage in underage drinking or imbibe too much, uniformed and plainclothes police officers will be scattered throughout the festival area and its perimeter to maintain order.

“We will not tolerate any problems,” said Covington Police Spc. George Russell, who is handling the festival’s security detail. “It’s a family event, and we want to keep it that way.”

Taxis and Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky buses will be on hand to transport any guests who’ve had too much to drink. Workers at the beer booths also have received training on how to deal with inebriated customers, including refusal of service.

Members of the MainStrasse Village Association have mailed 900 fliers with the phone number of the event’s command center, which will take complaints from residents, said Donna Kremer, administrative coordinator for the MainStrasse Village Association.

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