October 28, 2017 is the date for Hometown Halloween/Oktoberfest sponsored by Olde Town Covington and the City of Covington. Hometown Halloween events begin at 10:00 a.m. as businesses, organizations and individuals gather to provide information to the public and treats for costumed youngsters. Main Street will be closed to traffic from the Wells Fargo parking lot entrance to Maple Avenue. A portion of the Mid-City Mall, Locust Street and Court Street will also be closed.
Who Can Cook The Best Chili In The Alleghany Highlands? The contestant Chili Cook-off will begin at 9:00 a.m. At 3:00 p.m., chili tasting will begin where individuals may make a donation and receive small samples of randomly selected chili entries. People will vote for the chili they prefer. All ballots will be collected at 4:00 p.m. and the contest winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. The event will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
Entertainment will begin at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Courthouse featuring performances by several local dance troupes. Vendors will be set up on Court Street and in the mall.
Oktoberfest officially kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on the Mid-City Mall and will include a Chili Cookoff to determine the winner of the Best Chili in the Alleghany Highlands. This will be a pro-am event. Businesses, organizations and individuals may enter the competition.
At 11:00 a.m., Pumpkins in the Park will be held on the City Hall Park and parking lot and continueinto the afternoon.
Music will be provided by a DJ beginning at 11:00 a.m. with live entertainment from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Food vendors and beer sales will be available. A Kidzone will feature hayrides and games.
At 12:15 p.m., the winners of the Halloween costume contest will be announced. Prizes will be available for the scariest, funniest and best overall costumes in two age categories. The best costumed pet will also receive an award. All pets entered must be kept under the control of their owners.
More information will be provided in the weeks ahead. Any individual, group or business wishing to participate in the Hometown Halloween/Oktoberfest is encouraged to contact event coordinator Cary Linkswiler at email@example.com or call or text to (540) 960-0748.