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Goettafest 2023 JULY 27-30 AND AUGUST 3-6

Thursdays & Fridays: 5pm - 11pm, Saturdays: Noon - 11pm, Sundays: Noon - 9pm

What is the only thing better than a full weekend of delicious Glier's Goetta, Live Music and Family Fun? Two full weekends of delicious Glier's Goetta, Live Music, and Family Fun! For the first time ever, Glier's is bringing you 8 days of GOETTAFEST.  This two weekend "Celebration of all Things Goetta" will take place July 27 - 30 & August 3-6 at Newport's Festival Park at the Levee. Admission is Free and open to the public.

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 GLIER’S 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.

GLIER'S GOETTAFEST Location & Parking

Now that you are sufficiently salivating, the question of the day is: How in the world do I find this riverside Goetta-haven called GLIER`S GOETTAFEST?

Well, thank goodness you've landed right here. It just couldn't be easier to get to the festival and access Newport on the Levee.

Newport on the Levee Parking Garage

Enter at Dave Cowens Drive or Third Street

Riverboat Row

Enter the Flood Wall at Park Ave

PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION

101 W 4th Street Newport, KY 41071

Nearby Hotels

DELICIOUS DISHES

Over 50 items, from savory to sweet, spread  across 9 locations along the riverfront.

ZOOMER

  • Goetta Chedda Cheese
  • Goetta Burrito
  • Goetta Corn Dog
  • Goetta Mountain
  • Deep-Fried Pb&J
  • Zoomer
  • Brat

GOETTAHAUS

  • Goetta Bbq Sandwich
  • Goetta Balls
  • Glier's Sausages
  • Limburger and Onions
  • Fresh Baked Strudel
  • Philly Goetta Sandwich

CINCINNATI GRILL

  • Goetta Hoagie
  • Goetta Steak & Egg Sandwich
  • Goetta Buffalo Wrap
  • Goetta Loaded Potato Pancakes
  • Goettawurst
  • Sauerkraut Balls
  • Oktoberfest Pretzel With Cheese

GOETTA SWEETS

  • Grilled Goetta Donut Sandwich
  • Grilled Goetta Donut Sandwich With Bacon and Egg
  • Giant Cream Puff
  • Goetta Quesadilla
  • Goetta Brownie
  • Black Forest Cake

ORIGINAL CORN ROAST

  • Jumbo Goetta Potato Skins
  • Roasted Corn
  • Fried Goetta Bites
  • Chicken Breast
  • Goetta Mac
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Goetta Stuffed Cheese Fries

FESTIVAL CONCESSIONS SERVICES

  • Goetta Mex and Nacho Bar
  • Hand Dipped Foot Long Goetta Corn Dog
  • Goetta Shepards Pie
  • Loaded Ribbon Fries
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Cotton Candy

CHILI ROCKS

  • Goetta Cheese Chilito
  • Goetta Cheese Coney
  • Deep Fried Goetta Cheese Coney
  • Deep Fried Jumbo Cheese Coney
  • Chili Rocks Goetta Coney Cone
  • Chili Rocks Cheese Coney
  • Chunky Nati Chili

MIA BELLA’S

  • Goetta Pizza
  • Goetta Breakfast Pizza
  • Pizza

BJ’S CONCESSIONS

  • Goetta Crab Cakes
  • Goetta Nachos
  • Chicken on a Stick
  • Bloomin' Onion

GLIER'S GOETTAFEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Thursday, July 28th

Goetta Stage (Western End of Festival)

5 PM - Whiskey Daze

8 PM - Vinyl Countdown

Goetta Saloon (Eastern End of Festival)

5 PM - What About Jane

8:30 PM - Kevin McCoy Band

ABOUT GLIER'S GOETTAFEST

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.

GLIER’S 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 GLIER’S 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.

Goetta for Good

All proceeds from the games at GLIER'S GOETTAFEST go to charity. This year's games and charities include:

The Dragonfly Foundation Game Tent

  • Giant Mr. Goetta Operation
  • Goetta Toss
  • Goetta Flip
  • Turkey Goetta Pond
  • Goetta Topple to win
  • Goetta Jump
  • Goetta Hi Stryker

Milford Football Touchdown Club, July 28-31

  • Dunk Tank
  • Goetta Basketball Shot
  • Goetta Balloon Darts

Yet to be Determined, August 4-7

  • Dunk Tank
  • Goetta Basketball Shot
  • Goetta Balloon Darts

GLIER'S GOETTAFEST 2023

July 27-31 and August 4-7

Two Full Weekends of Delicious Glier's Goetta, Live Music, & Family Fun!

Newport's Festival Park at the Levee. | Admission is Free and open to the public.

THE OFFICIAL BRAT, METT, AND GOETTA OF THE CINCINNATI BENGALS, THE CINCINNATI CYCLONES, AND THE FLORENCE Y'ALLS.