Nightmare on Columbia
    Dates: October 19, 2024
    Time: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Price: Fee for sip-and-stroll, concert is free
    Location: Downtown Covington and Covington Trailhead
    Address: 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, LA 70433

The Covington Business Association and City of Covington present Nightmare on Columbia, a sip-and-stroll, costume contest and free concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024.

Halloween costumes and revelry will fill Columbia Street in Downtown Covington as strollers go from tent to tent to sample 25+ craft cocktails and craft beers served by CBA members. Stroll patrons can also choose to participate in a costume contest, where cash prizes will be awarded for the best single costume ($100*) and best group costume ($350*; 2+ people). Tickets are non-refundable and no pets are allowed.

The evening will conclude with a FREE public concert at the Covington Trailhead. The performing artist will be announced on

Nightmare on Columbia will take place rain or shine, 5-9:30 p.m. In the event of severe weather, the event may be held the following day.


    4-6 PM: Stroll cup/wristband pickup and costume contest registration at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.
    5-7 PM: Stroll on Columbia Street, 200-600 blocks
    7-8 PM: Costume contest with cash prizes at Covington Trailhead - all participants must be ticketed stroll patrons
    8-9:30 PM: FREE public concert at the Covington Trailhead - food, beer and wine available for purchase

Details and information available at

*2023 prices, subject to change.

Nightmare on Columbia
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  • Downtown Covington and Covington Trailhead
  • Fee for sip-and-stroll, concert is free