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Great Inland Seafood Festival


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

Sunburners 8:00pm-11:00pm

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

Sunburners 4:00pm-7:15pm

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!



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