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A heaping pile of goetta nachos

If you gotta get your goetta, you now have two full weekends to indulge in the Queen City’s favorite meaty mixture at this year’s Glier’s Goettafest.

Held July 28-31 and Aug. 4-7 at Newport’s Festival Park, this annual celebration of all things goetta features eight full days of insane eats, cold beer, live music, kid-friendly games and the world’s only goetta vending machine.

click to enlarge Grilled goetta donut sandwich with bacon and egg - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY GLIER'S GOETTAFEST

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Grilled goetta donut sandwich with bacon and egg

Gorge on more than 50 different sweet and savory goetta-infused dishes ranging from goetta nachos and deep-fried goetta cheese coneys to goetta brownies and a goetta donut sandwich. There are also eats for the goetta-averse.

This year, the fest also promises an 8,000-square-foot air-conditioned saloon, waterslides, an inflatable play area and a goetta store full of creative culinary souvenirs.

Need a plan of attack as you navigate what to eat? Here are the current Goettafest vendors and menus:

Delicious Dishes Zoomer

  • Goetta chedda cheese
  • Goetta burrito
  • Goetta corn dog
  • Goetta mountain
  • Deep-fried PB&J
  • Zoomer
  • Brat


  • Goetta barbecue sandwich
  • Goetta balls
  • Glier’s sausages
  • Limburger and onions
  • Fresh-baked strudel
  • Philly goetta sandwich

Cincinnati Grill

  • Goetta hoagie
  • Goetta steak and 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 shephard’s 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 sliders
  • Goetta nachos
  • Chicken on a Stick
  • Bloomin’ onion

If you’re not familiar with the fest’s namesake, goetta is a sausage- and oat-based dish that has been consumed in the region since the 1800s. The dish was inspired by the German immigrants who settled in the area; they added grain to a mixture of meats to help stretch their pork and beef supply over multiple servings.

Local goetta purveyor Glier’s Goetta launched Goettafest in 2001, expanding the super popular event from one weekend to two in 2019 to accommodate more visitors.

Glier’s Goettafest takes place 5-11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays and noon-9 p.m. Sundays from July 28-31 and Aug. 4-7. Admission is free. Newport’s Festival Park is located Newport on the Levee.

Get more info at goettafest.com.

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