OXtober Fest Covington

If you’ve ever lamented the fact that there’s no proper Oktoberfest here on the Northshore, weep no more! A group of Covington citizens have turned their love of the The Boys and Girls Club of Covington into a fun, beer-filled fundraiser sure to be a good time for everyone: OXtober Fest.

The name of the event is an ode to its location–Ox lots are the name of the little parking lots that are scattered throughout downtown Covington. A unique feature of the downtown Covington area, these lots were originally designed to be mini market places where people could exchange their wares. These days they are primarily used as public parking much to the delight of anyone who has attempted to park in downtown New Orleans and ended up screaming at  random street signs in the process.

Participating breweries for the 2018 event include:

Abita Beer

Bayou Teche Brewing

Bell’s Beer

Chafunkta Brewing Company

Chilero Beer

Covington Brewhouse

Grayton Beer Company

Great Raft Brewing Company

Karbach Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company

Parish Brewing Company


Port Orleans Brewing Company

Sweetwater Brewing Company

Second Line Brewing


Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Terrapin Beer Company

Wiseacre Brewing Company


Tickets are available for purchase on their website. You must be 21 to drink. Tickets holders will receive a tasting mug and tastings from all the participating breweries. There will also be live music and food available for purchase so even your friends who don’t drink beer can come on down and enjoy the festivities which run from 3-6PM at the Covington Trailhead.


Event: Oxtober Fest

Benefiting: Boys and Girls Club of Covington

When: October 21st, 3-6PM

Where: Covington Trailhead

Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the gate if they don’t sell out. Available on their website now.

What you get: samples from ten local breweries, a tasting mug, live music, and the good feeling you get when you get to drink while simultaneously doing some good in your community.

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