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July 29th - August 1st and August 5th - 8th, 2021


2021 Glier’s Goettafest

Two Cities!  Two Weekends!

July 29th-August 1st & August 5th-August 8th

Newport’s Festival Park & Covington Plaza

Glier’s Goettafest is ready for another beautiful day full of Goetta and family fun, in Covington Plaza and Newport’s Festival Park. 

Unfortunately, due to mechanical issues, the Queen City Riverboat Shuttle we will not be in operation at this time. We are working hard to remedy the situation and will make further announcements as we get more information.

There are some convenient options for parking at both locations.

Newport on the Levee offers short-term parking on the East Parking Lot at Dave Cowens Drive and Washington Street. There is also Parking on Riverboat Row, just enter the flood wall at Dave Cowens Drive and Park Ave.

The Covington Plaza location has surface-level parking lot and multiple parking garages at Madison Ave and Rivercenter Blvd, right across from the Northern Kentucky Convention center.

Glier’s Goettafest. Two Weekends! Two Cities.


Glier’s Goettafest will be expanding this year to cover two cities, Newport and Covington, and will take place over two weekends, a total of 8 days. Join us at Newport’s Festival park and the new Covington Plaza located on Covington’s Riverfront at the base of the Roebling Bridge. Queen City Riverboats will be transporting Goetta Lovers from Goettafest East to Goettafest West and back again all weekend long. Ride all-day wristbands will be available for $5.00 and children 12 and under can ride for free.

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 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.