COVINGTON — On Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., the 5th Annual event for Oxtoberfest, but the INAUGURAL Louisiana Craft Beer Dinner will take place at the Seiler Bar & Patio located at 434 N. Columbia St. in downtown Covington. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online only at www.oxtoberfest.org.
Come enjoy a delicious and thoughtfully paired multi-course dinner at Covington’s Seiler Bar & Patio while hearing from owners and reps of local breweries and sampling some of their featured, craft beers. The evening will begin with a happy hour and welcome from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6:30. Each of the three sit-down courses will be paired with a local brewery and the evening will continue with a dessert reception on the patio where the live music and local beer will continue with a live auction to close out the night.
All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club – Covington Unit and the event concludes around 9:30 p.m.
While the Oxtoberfest Committee was disappointed to have to cancel their traditional beer fest in 2020 & 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, Hurricane Ida, etc they are excited for the opportunity to “pivot” and think outside the box, creating this exciting new event that supports both a local restaurant and breweries as well at the Covington Boys & Girls Club. They plan to be full steam ahead for 2022 and make it a weekend-long event with Beer & Bites on a Friday night and the traditional beer fest on Saturday.
Event chairs, Nick and Cody Ludwig explained, “The Covington Boys & Girls Club changes futures of the youth in our community, it is incredibly important to Covington that they be able to keep their doors open and allow a safe place for kids to go after school, be able to attend summer camp, meet adult mentors and many other opportunities…Now more than ever, due to several fundraising events being cancelled due to COVID-19 and other things, they need funding- and we are more than happy to execute Oxtoberfest events that allow us to fundraise for them 5 years in a row and many more years to come,” Ludwig says. “We can’t wait to see everyone for this event!”