(Posted Aug. 8, 2019)
The West Jefferson Ox Roast festival, set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2, offers a wide variety of interactive activities, including several contests. Check out the following details about the queen contests, Oxy Tot contest, and baby contest.
The Little Miss Ox Roast and Junior Miss Ox Roast contests are set for 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively, on Aug. 31 on the main stage on the Ox Roast grounds (Garrette Park). The queen’s contest follows at 6 p.m. The sweetheart contest will be held on Sept. 2 following the Oxy Baby king and queen contest.
- Miss–Entrants must be entering grades 9-12, live in Madison County, wear a formal gown, and be available to participate in upcoming parades, luncheons and events as needed. Winners must represent the West Jefferson Ox Roast around Ohio.
- Junior Miss–Entrants must be entering grades 6-8, live in Madison County, and wear a dressy dress (no formals).
- Little Miss–Entrants must be entering grades 3-5, live in Madison County, and wear a dressy dress.
- Sweetheart–Entrants must be ages 5-7, live in the county, and wear a dressy dress.
Contestants will be judged on poise, personality and appearance. All participants receive a certificate. Winners receive a crown, trophy, flowers and sash.
Applications are due Aug. 24 and are available at: Flyer’s Pizza, 121 W. Main St., West Jefferson; West Jefferson Hardware, 228 E. Main St., West Jefferson; www.westjeffoxroast.org; or by calling or texting Donna Warner at (614) 580-7031.
Oxy Tot Contest
Girls ages 25 months old to 4 years old are eligible to participate in the Oxy Tot contest. The contestant that receives the most points will be the winner. Points are 10 cents each.
Entrants must decorate a container in any manner they desire and place it in an establishment of their choice. A festival representative will keep tally on the number of points received. Containers must be turned in at the Ox Box on the festival grounds by 6 p.m. Sept. 1.
The contest began Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 1.
Each participant receives a certificate and a bag of goodies. The winner receives a crown, trophy, flowers and sash.
The winner will be announced following the Sweetheart Contest on Sept. 2.
For details, contact Donna Warner at (614) 580-7031.
The annual Oxy Baby King and Baby Queen contest is set for 11 a.m. Sept. 2 at the Mike’s Trucking Stage on the festival grounds.
There are separate categories for girls and boys. The age groups are: 0-6 months old, 7-12 months old, 13-18 months old, and 19-24 months old.
The entry fee is $10. A copy of a hospital record or birth certificate is required. Each participant receives a certificate. Winners receive prizes.
The deadline to enter is Aug. 31. Entry forms are available at: Flyer’s Pizza, 121 W. Main St., West Jefferson; West Jefferson Hardware, 228 E. Main St., West Jefferson; www.westjeffoxroast.org; or by calling or texting Donna Warner at (614) 580-7031.