The 2018 Great Inland Seafood Festival will take place August 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.
Thursday, August 9th: 5:00-11:00pm
Friday, August 10th: 5:00-11:00pm
Saturday, August 11th: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday, August 12th: 12:00pm-9:00pm
This festival will take place at Newport's Riverfront Levee, otherwise known as Newport's Festival Park on Riverboat Row. If you have been to Newport Italianfest, Bacon Bourbon and Brew, Glier's Goettafest or Newport Oktoberfest, it is at the same location. Newport's Festival Park is below the Newport Aquarium, next to BB Riverboats and in front of the Ohio River.
Photo from the Great Inland Seafood Festival in 2017
Seafood Restaurants and Vendors from all over the Tri-State Area come together to serve festival attendees delicious seafood. This festival is family friendly and features activities for the kids. So, gather all the seafood lovers you know of and prepare for a festival like no other! We have high hopes for the 2018 Great Inland Seafood Festival and our team has been working nonstop to try to make this year better than ever. This festival features so many different and unique food items, such as Shark Tacos, Alligator Fritters, Smoked Trout Dip and much more.
This year the hard working team behind The Great Inland Seafood Festival began approaching more restaurants than ever before. For 2018, all of your favorite local seafood restaurants will be participating in the festival. Brio Tuscan Grille, Trotta's Steak and Seafood, Pompilio's, and Mck's Chicks are some of the great participating restaurants. See below what each vendor and restaurant will be serving. Let us know in the comments what you are most excited to try!
Great Inland Seafood Bar: Pineapple Seafood Boat, Crab Boil, Ribbon Fries and Funnel Cakes
Pineapple Seafood Boat from the Great Inland Seafood Bar
Raw Bar: Oysters, Cocktail Shrimp, Half Crab
Raw Bar with Oysters, Cocktail Shrimp and Half Crab
Trotta’s Steak and Seafood: Drunkin' Shrimp, Seafood Lasagna, Fried Ice Cream, Baked Crab Cakes and Corn on the Cob
Drunkin' Shrimp from Trotta's Steak and Seafood
Pompilio’s Restaurant: Cold Crab Salad, Shrimp Hush Puppies, Alligator Fritters, Salmon over Fried Polenta Cakes and Scallops with Cream Sauce
Shrimp Hush Puppies (bottom), Salmon over Fried Polenta Cakes (left) and Scallops with Cream Sauce (right) from Pompilio's Restaurant.
Brio Tuscan Grille: Pepper Shrimp, Lobster Ravioli, Lobster Bisque, and Crab Cakes
Lobster Bisque from Brio Tuscan Grille
Mck’s Chicks: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Scallops, Shark Taco, Seared Barramundi Fish, Seafood Salad and Smoked Trout Dip
Smoked Trout Dip from Mck's Chicks
Seafood Salad from Mck's Chicks
Alberto’s: Giant Cream Puff, Fudge Brownie, Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade
Giant Cream Puffs from Alberto's
Captain’s Seafood Market: Coleslaw, Roasted Corn, Baked Potato, Hush Puppies, Fries, Crab Cakes, Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich, Fish Sandwich, Salmon Sandwich, Crabby Lobster Mac & Cheese, Fried Oyster Platter, Butterfly Shrimp Platter, Coconut Shrimp Platter, Popcorn Shrimp Platter, Fish Platter, and Grilled Salmon Patty Platter.
Crab Cakes from Captain's Seafood Market
Whole Maine Lobster
Whole Maine Lobster only $10.95
Thursday, August 9
The Everyday People Band 5:00pm-7:30pm
Friday, August 10
Queen City Silver Stars 5:00pm-7:30pm
Elementree Livity Project 8:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, August 11
Trailer Park Floosies 12:00pm-3:15pm
Robin Lacy 8:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday, August 12
3 Day Rule 12:00pm-2:30pm
Marsha Brady 3:00pm-5:30pm
The Everyday People Band 6:00pm-9:00pm
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We hope you all come out and have a great time at The Great Inland Seafood Festival!