Gotta Get Some Goetta

By Jill Morenz

Goettafest provides tasty fun for the whole family

Forget Christmas and your birthday, if you’re a fan of goetta, that Cincinnati specialty, this weekend is the best time of the year. It’s Goettafest!

When & where

Glier’s, the sponsor of the festival, is going all in to celebrate their signature product. The festival will be spread over two locations, Newport and Covington, and span two weekends, July 29-August 1 and August 5-8.

Grab a “shuttle boat”

Queen City Riverboats will shuttle folks from Festival Park to and from Covington Plaza. You can purchase a “ride all day” wristband for $5 and kids 12 and under can ride for free.

Fun for everyone

The festival will be very family-friendly, with live music, bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, slot cars, axe throwing and more.

If you want to prove your dedication to all things goetta, you can even participate in the Goetta Spirit Contest.

Beyond the patty

Expand your taste horizons with the inventive dishes created by participating chefs. For example, you can try:

  • Donut sandwiches with goetta and egg
  • Goetta nachos
  • Goetta corndog
  • Curry goetta over fries
  • Goetta quesadilla
  • and a goetta brownie—do you dare??

If you love goetta or are curious about it, satisfy your cravings and curiosity at Northern Kentucky’s Goettafest.

Jill Morenz is the Director of Community Initiatives and Communications for the Catalytic Fund and also runs the NKY Public Arts Network. She is an enthusiastic evangelist for all things NKY.

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