Everything You Can Eat at This Weekend's Smoke on the River BBQ Fest at Covington Plaza

Get ready to gorge on everything from barbecue goetta balls and Cajun chicken on a stick to Kentucky bourbon cake.

Aug 31, 2021 at 3:40 pm
Get yourself some meat this weekend. - Photo: cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com
Photo: cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com
Get yourself some meat this weekend.

If your mouth waters for meat, grab a pile of napkins for this weekend's Smoke on the River BBQ Festival at the new Covington Plaza.

The three-day event takes place 5-11 p.m. Sept. 3, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 4 and noon-9 p.m. Sept. 5 along the riverfront with free live music and enough barbecue to give you the meat sweats.

Here's what you can expect to sink your teeth into:


  • Chips and guacamole
  • Corn aalad
  • Barbacoa taco/tostada
  • Smoked ancho rubbed pork taco/tostada
  • Grilled chicken with Mexican coke barbecue sauce

Guns Up Bar B Q

  • Smoked brisket taco
  • Bar B Q Pineapple Boat
  • Loaded Pork Natchos
  • Funnel cakes
  • Loaded ribbon fries
  • Cotton candy

Mick Noll’s Covington Haus

  • Goetta barbecue sandwich
  • Barbecue currywurst
  • BBQ goetta balls
  • Super brats
  • Smoked mettwurst
  • Hot dog
  • German coleslaw 


  • Barbecue Cajun chicken on a stick
  • Barbecue loaded fries
  • Barbecue loaded nachos
  • Barbecue baked beans
  • Grilled sausage with peppers and onions
  • Barbecue pulled pork subs 

Sweet Jazz Treats

  • Strawberry cheesecake cake
  • Oreo cheesecake cake
  • Kentucky bourbon cake
  • Snickerdoodle cupcake
  • Lemon cupcake
  • Oreo cupcake
  • Vanilla cupcake
  • Red Velvet cupcake
  • Strawberry shortcake jar
  • Chocolate Turtle jar
  • Banana pudding jar
  • Chocolate chip brownie
  • Key lime pie slice

Covington Plaza is located at 144 Madison Ave., Covington. More info: cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.

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