Cincinnati’s Queen City Sausage Festival is scheduled for July 11-13 at the Newport’s Riverfront Levee. Start with Greater Cincinnati’s passion for and appreciation of locally made authentic German brats, metts, and other great craft sausages including Italian, Andouille, and Chorizo.  Add in the region’s best-selling independent sausage maker, Queen City Sausage Company.  Invite the area’s best local food vendors and bring back Cincinnati’s historic brewing traditions: Christian Moerlein, Hudy Delight and Hudepohl Amber Lager beer.  Provide a scenic view of the Cincinnati skyline, offer free admission, live lite-rock music, games, rides and plenty of relaxing shade and seating. The result: The Queen City Sausage Festival! Friday: 5PM to 11PM. Saturday: Noon to 11PM. Sunday: Noon to 9PM.

 “Queen City Sausage is a local “craft” sausage maker whose recipes are authentic with only the finest ingredients used including hand mixed spices.” According to Mark Balasa, Queen City’s Director of Marketing.  Since 1965, Elmer Hensler, founder and president, still employs old world sausage craftsmanship and real wood smoke flavor in the company’s sausage production.  Queen City Sausage is the Official bratwurst and mettwurst of the hometown Cincinnati Reds and Bengals!

The Queen City Sausage Festival will offer over 27 delicious ways Queen City sausages can be enjoyed in most any recipe. Each festival food vendor will offer their very own specialty dishes using Queen City sausages including Super Brats, Munich Hot Metts, Bierwurst, Smoked Beef, new Cincinnati Reuben Pizza, Cincinnati-Style Big Dog (Loaded), Gyro Metts on Pita Bread and much more. Creativity is a must! Queen City Sausage Co. produces brats, metts, Italian, Andouille, Chorizo and more. Other festival fare includes roasted corn, potato pancakes, pizza and strudel. Newport’s Riverfront Levee is the perfect setting for this outdoor celebration.

Activities include a brat eating contest, Saturday evening. Stop by the Christian Moerlein Bier Garten, a relaxing oasis with a scenic Cincinnati Skyline view. Enjoy live acoustic music from the area’s best emerging young talent at the Queen City UnPlugged entertainment event as well as continuous live entertainment on the Main Stage. Willis Music supplies prizes for UnPlugged musicians.

The Queen City Sausage Festival is a fun, relaxing and family oriented event. Admission to the Queen City Sausage Festival is free including live, light-rock musical entertainment, rides for the children, and fun games appealing to all ages hosted by local charities. For more information visit

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