West Jefferson Ox Roast events schedule

(Posted Aug. 25, 2016)

The West Jefferson Community Association coordinates the annual Ox Roast over Labor Day weekend. This year’s event is set for Sept. 3-5 in Garrette Park. For more information about any part of the event, go to www.westjeffoxroast.org.

Saturday, Sept. 3

12-11 p.m.     Rides, vendors, crafts and games

12 p.m.     Parade – “Super Heroes”

1:30 p.m.    Visiting festival queens promoting local festivals – main stage

12-6 p.m.     Kid Zone Superhero Day

2 p.m.     Queens’ luncheon – high school

5     Queens contest, Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Ox Roast – main stage

7 p.m.     Watermelon eating contest – main stage

7:30 p.m.     Children’s bicycle drawing – main stage (must be present to win)

8:30-10 p.m.     Ohio’s Got Talent – main stage

Sunday, Sept. 4

9 a.m.     Community church service – main stage

12-11 p.m.     Rides, vendors, crafts and games

12-6 p.m.     Kids Zone Candyland Day

3 p.m.     Kiddie tractor pull sign-ups – sandwich shelter

3:30 p.m.     Kiddie tractor pull – sandwich serving shelter

5 p.m.     Hot dog eating contest for adults

5:30 p.m.     Lighting of the pit

5:30-7:30 p.m.     Spencer Selbert/Dueling Pianos – main stage

8 p.m.     Children’s bicycle drawing – main stage (must be present to win)

8:30-10:30 p.m.     God’s Dirt – main stage

Monday, Sept. 5

7 a.m.     Ox Roast Bicycle Tour (www.fmcpt.com)

8 a.m.    Running of the Ox 5K

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     Cruise-in West Jefferson Car Show registration (top of the hill)

11 a.m.-7 p.m.     Rides, vendors, crafts and games

11 a.m.     Oxy Baby, Oxy Tots and Oxy Sweethearts contest – main stage

11:30 a.m.     Ox Roast sandwich tickets go on sale – Ox Box

12-6:30 p.m.     Serving of the Ox Roast sandwiches – sandwich shelter (behind main stage)

12-6 p.m.     Kids Zone Down on the Farm Day

1:15 p.m.     Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails bike raffle – main stage

1:30 p.m.     Ice cream eating contest – main stage

2-4 p.m.     Ron Slone and Hand Picked – main stage

4:15 p.m.    Raffle drawing – main stage

5-7 p.m.     Ohio’s Got Talent finals – main stage

7:30 p.m.     Auction of Ox Roast beef – sandwich shelter

Kids Zone  (12-6 p.m. each day)

Every day—Karaoke, fun with bubbles, crafts

Saturday—Superhero Day with visits from Spiderman at 2 p.m. and Batman at 3 p.m., plus a training grounds where participants earn super suits (cape, mask and arm cuffs)

Sunday—Candyland Day with a fairy trail (at the end of which you get to fill a takeout box at the candybar), balloons at 1 p.m., and a candy taste test from 2 to 4 p.m.

Monday—Down on the Farm Day with free pony rides from 2 to 4 p.m. and a barnyard mystery game.

Ride bracelets

Saturday—12-5 p.m., $14; 6-11 p.m., $15

Sunday—12-5 p.m., $14; 6-11 p.m., $15

Monday—11 a.m.-3 p.m., $12; 3-7 p.m., $12

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