Ox Roast Preview: Schedule of Events

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick

The West Jefferson Community Association Ox Roast Committee includes: (front row, from left) Joan Denes, Linda Bockey, Lisa Dulin, Donna Warner, Joe Fox, Carol Beachy; (back row) Rudy Denes, Cindy Miller, Jeff Pfeil, Don Gardner, Wade Beachy, Cory Coburn and Brad Reardon.

The Ox Roast Grounds are located at Garrette Park

(Walnut Street and Fellows Avenue in West Jefferson).

Friday, Aug. 29

Rides, Concessions, Games    7:30-10:30


Saturday, Aug. 30

Rides, Concessions, Games, Crafts    Noon-11:00

Parade (forms at 11:00)     Noon

(Contact Sandy Boucher for parade registration

forms and information at 614-879-9662. Awards

will be announced immediately after the parade.)

Visiting queens promote festivals    1:00

Queens’ Lunch at United Methodist Church    1:30


Messenger photo by Jeff Pfeil

Cory Coburn (left), organizer of the Madison County Ox Idol Contest, helps John Carpenter of Firebrick, Ky., display the sign that will beckon Ox Roast visitors to check out part of Carpenter’s huge collection of sports memorabilia. He will bring about 200 pieces from his more than 6,000-piece collection. The items include football jerseys, photos with autographs, helmets and more. Carpenter has been honored by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” for having the World’s Largest Private Sports Collection.

Live Music by “Reverse Polarity”

(Allison Family members) at grandstand     1:45

Ride bracelets in effect ($12 each)    2:00-6:00

Live Performance by Jessica Sprouse,

2007 Madison County Ox Roast Idol winner,

at grandstand    4:15-5:00

Watermelon eating contest    4:30  


Queens contest at grandstand    5:00-7:45

Karaoke in the park (open to public)    4:00-7:00

Child’s Bicycle Drawing (must be present to win) 7:45 


Jessica Sprouse sings to kick off

   2008 Idol Contest    7:45-8:00

Ox Roast Idol Contest at grandstand    8:00-11:00

Sunday, Aug. 31

Ox Bike Tour registration at high school    7:30-9:00


Community church service followed by

   coffee and doughnuts at grandstsand    9:00

Rides, Concessions, Games, Crafts    Noon-11:00

Live Music by “Union Highway” at grandstand    2:00-4:00

Ride bracelets in effect ($12 each)    12:30-4:30

Live Music by “God’s Dirt” at grandstand    5:00-7:00

Child’s Bicycle Drawing (must be present to win)    4:30

Kiddie Tractor Pull    5:00   

Karaoke in the park (open to public)    5:00-7:00


Ox Roast Idol Contest at grandstand    8:00-11:00

Monday, Sept. 1

Oxy Baby and Oxy Sweethearts contests

   at grandstand    10:00  


Rides, Concessions, Games, Crafts    Noon-9:00

The Turtle Lady (and Reptiles Exhibit)

   in the park    Noon-3:00

Live Music by “The Posse”    2:00-5:30

Sandwich Tickets Go on Sale    2:30   


Serving of Sandwiches    3:00-8:00  


Ox Roast Idol Finale    6:00-8:00

Auction of Ox Roast Beef    9:00

(For more information about entertainment at the Ox Roast, go online to www.westjeffoxroast.com)

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