Join us Labor Day Weekend for the Ox Roast and Homecoming Festival !!!

Held in our picturesque Village Park, Lawrence’s signature annual event is fun for the whole family. All weekend there will be: various booths to explore, food vendors, Lawrence Lions Club Bingo Tent, Freedom Sports Bar Beer Tent, The Carnival, kids free train rides, kids games, music performances at the Pavilion.  Fun for all ages this Labor Day in Lawrence…See you there!

Saturday: At 8 am The Watermelon Run (5k/10k/15kWalk&Run) will start at The VBISD Conference Center. If you’re in the mood to shop, check out what local farmers and artisans have to offer this fall and enjoy the freshest produce at the Farmers’ Market in the park, held on Saturday.   There is also our Classic Car & Motorcyle Show, along with the 3rd year of the Truck N Shine which takes place this year downtown in front of DeHavens. The 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament will take place on the basketball courts. In the pavilion live bands will perform in the Pavilion.  Later in the night there is a DJ Dance at the pavilion, along with the Freedom Sports Bar Beer Tent. The evening also caps off with the Truck Parade.

Sunday: There is a non denomination church service in the park, with kids Pedal Pull event in the afternoon. Music again at the Pavilion. A DJ takes the stage at the Pavilion until the FIREWORKS at the High School.

Monday: The Labor Day Parade followed up with Pavilion music by The High Steppin Playboys, followed up by Summer Reunion Band. The Duck Race in the afternoon and raffle.

pdf schedule of Lawrence Ox Roast and Homecoming

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  • Sunday Sept 4 – (pull down to view)
  • Monday Sept 5 – (pull down to view)
  • Friday night Lawrence comes alive to celebrate the arrival of Ox Roast weekend.

Interested in a Booth in the Park ? Ox Roast booth registration form

Interested in entering in our Labor Day Parade? Ox Roast parade app

Interested in  Becoming a Member of the Ox Roast ? Ox Roast members are vital to elect our Trustees (committee members) and Board (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer).   See the following Ox Roast membership application   registration form .   Meetings are at 6pm at the Village Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and every Thursday in August.  Elections are held at the October meeting.

President Oct 2017- Oct 2019 – – Phil Glennie

Vice President Oct 2016-Oct 2018 – – open

Secretary Oct 2017-Oct 2019 – – Sally Norg

Treasurer Oct 2016-Oct 2018 – – Melissa Skowronski

Trustees : Mary Muday, Kimberly Fearnow, Vernon Crippen, Fern Conklin, Mary Utter

Members : Andrew Muday, Dan Faulkner, Delores Crippen, Kyle Conklin, Fern Conklin, Chris Fearnow, Dan Hossler, David Lamp, Thad Skowronski

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