Glier’s Goettafest returns to Newport, expands to Covington

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 8:43 AM EDT
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UPDATE: Glier’s says the Queen City River boat shuttle at Goettafest for Aug. 5 - 8 has been canceled due to mechanical issues.

NEWPORT, KY (WXIX) - Glier’s Goettafest is expanding to Newport and Covington and will take place over two weekends for a total of eight days.

The celebration of goetta will be held from July 29 through Aug. 1 and Aug. 5 through Aug. 8.

Queen City Riverboats will take people from Goettafest East at Newport’s Festival Park to Goettafest West at the new Covington Plaza.

Activities include live entertainment, family-oriented goetta-themed games, and lots of food.

The hours are Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

People can take the riverboat shuttle all day for $5. Children ages 12 and under can ride for free.

Goetta, a favorite food in Cincinnati, is a blend of pork, beef, spices and oats.

Glier’s, founded in 1946, is the largest producer of goetta in the world.

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