West Jefferson Ox Roast schedule

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(Posted Aug. 27, 2018)

The annual West Jefferson Ox Roast is set for Sept. 1-3 at Garrette Park in West Jefferson. For more information about any part of the festival, go to http://www.westjeffoxroast.org/index.html.

A watermelon eating contest is just one of many contests offered at the Ox Roast.

Saturday, September 1

12:00 – 11:00            Rides, Vendors, Crafts and Games

12:00                          Parade Theme “Dance Party”

12:00 – 6:00              Kids’ Zone – -Garrette Park

1:30                            Visiting Festival Queens Promoting Local Festivals – Mike’s Trucking Stage

2:00                            Queens Luncheon – West Jefferson High School

4:00                            Pie Eating Contest – Mikes Trucking Stage   Sponsored by Sweet Madelines

5:00                            Queens Contest, Little Miss, Jr. Miss and Miss Ox Roast – Mike’s Trucking Stage

7:00                            Watermelon Eating Contest – Mike’s Trucking Stage – Sponsored by Circle S Farms and Midnight Creationz

7:30                            Children’s bicycle drawing – Mike’s Trucking Stage (Must be present to win)  Sponsored by Kissels Miracle Midway

7:30                            Line Dancing Demonstration – Mike’s Trucking Stage

8:30 – 10:00               Ox Roast Talent Show, Preliminaries – Mike’s Trucking Stage sponsored by Happy  Druggist, Prater Concessions and Mayor Martin

 

The kiddie pedal pull is always a popular attraction.

Sunday, September 2

9:00                             Community Church Service – Mike’s Trucking Stage

12:00 – 11:00            Rides, Vendors, Crafts and Games

3:00                             Kiddie Tractor Pull signups

3:30                             Kiddie Tractor Pull – Sandwich Serving Shelter – Sponsored by Lakeview Grains

5:00                             Hot Dog Eating Contest – Sandwich Serving Tent – Sponsored by Gilly’s Hot Dogs & Brats, Ray Martin and Jim King

5:30                             Lighting of the Pit

5:30 – 7:30                 The Collaborators – Mike’s Trucking Stage sponsored by The Brenneman Family

8:00                             Children’s bicycle drawing – Mike’s Trucking Stage (Must be present to win) Sponsored by Peterman Tree Service

8:30 – 10:30               God’s Dirt- Mike’s Trucking Stage

 

Up for a bike ride? Try the Ox Roast Bicycle Tour.

Monday, September 3

8:00                             Ox Roast Bicycle Tour – Ox Roast Grounds

8:30                             Running of the Ox 5K Walk/Run & Kids Fun Run – West Jefferson High School

10:00 – 3:00               Crus’in West Jefferson Car Show (Top of Hill) Sponsored by Rader, McDonald and Tidd Funeral Home

11:00 – 7:00               Rides, Vendors, Crafts and Games

11:00                           Oxy Baby, Oxy Tot and Oxy Sweehearts contest – Mike’s Trucking Stage

11:30                           Ox Roast Sandwich Tickets go on Sale – Ox Box

12:00 – 6:30               Serving of Ox Roast Sandwiches – Sandwich Shelter (behind Mike’s Trucking Stage)

1:30                             Ice Cream Eating Contest – Mike’s Trucking Stage – Sponsored by The Daily Buzz and Jim King

2:00 – 4:00                  Open Highway Bluegrass Band – Mike’s Trucking Stage

5:00                             Raffle Drawing – Mike’s Trucking Stage

5:00 – 7:00                 Ox Roast Talent Show Finals – Mike’s Trucking Stage Sponsored by Happy Druggist, Prater Concessions and Mayor Martin

7:30                             Auction of Ox Roast Beef – Sandwich Shelter

 

Ride Bracelets in effect – Daily

Saturday 12:00 – 5:00  $15 and 6:00 – 11:00  $15

Sunday   12:00 – 5:00  $15 and  6:00 – 11:00  $15

Monday       11:00 – 3:00  $14 and 3:00 – 7:00  $14

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