CINCINNATI - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 News has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks.
1. Glier's Goettafest
Do you wake up in a pool of drool after dreaming about sizzling goetta patties? Do you pride yourself on the inventive ways you cook goetta and incorporate the crispy, delicious breakfast item in every meal of the day? Then grab your friends and join the rest of the goetta-loving community at Newport on the Levee this weekend.
The aroma and savory taste of the traditional and unique goetta recipes, including goetta coneys, goetta pizza and goetta nachos, will make your nostril hairs dance and have you panting with your tongue out like a dehydrated dog.
Get more details on the festival here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-gliers-goettafest) .
2. The World's Longest Yard Sale
Leave it up to the United States to produce the World’s Longest Yard Sale. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this record-setting event is bigger than ever, spanning 690 miles starting five miles north of Addison, Mich. and ending in Gadsden, Ala. Lucky for bargain hunters in the Buckeye State, that puts Ohio right on its trail, with 240 miles of consumers’ heaven (the good kind of consumer that supports its local community instead of your typical mode of outsourcing).
Art vendors and house owners alike will come out to display their used and new goods on sale for prices far more affordable than any Nordstrom or Urban Outfitters.
For more information go here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-the-worlds-longest-yard-sale) .
3. Ohio Valley Greenmarket
As summer winds down, squeeze in a few more outdoors days and late nights at the first annual Ohio Valley Greenmarket. The collaboration between the Hamilton County Park District and edible Ohio Valley magazine merged backyard BBQs with farmers markets while giving community members the opportunity to support local vendors.
The weekend-long event starts with a pig roast Friday at Winton Woods Park with speaker Paul Willis, co-founder of a group of family farms who believes in raising animals humanely and ethically.
Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-ohio-valley-greenmarket) .
4. D-Why on Fountain Square
The bad news: Amazing Hip Hop crew The Cool Kids had to cancel their appearance at this Saturday’s free Beats Summer Concert Series on Fountain Square. The good news: The good folks at local promo group Self Diploma have found at great replacement — rapper D-Why — and the rest of the lineup is strong enough to stand on its own.
And it’s still free! One of the main events that has helped bring Cincinnati’s center core to life on Saturday nights, if you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and check it out at least once before the series concludes at the end of August.
Get the details here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/music-d-why) .
5. Free performance at Washington Park
Long before its grandiose, multimillion-dollar renovation and opening celebration, Washington Park has remained an anchor and mainstay amidst the effervescent downtown and Over-the-Rhine arts communities. In celebration of the park and neighborhood’s renaissance, four of the area’s leading performing arts organizations, including soloists from Cincinnati Opera, dancers from Cincinnati Ballet, May Festival Chorus singers and the full Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, will gather in a rare joint performance to offer tribute to the park, which now offers a reborn, vibrant gathering place for future arts events.