Join us this Labor Day Weekend for the 32nd Annual 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, Lions Club Beer Tent, The Knightwinds Renaissance Group exhibition, 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.   This year GREAT LAKES GRASS will perform during the Farmers Market. There is also our Classic Car & Motorcyle Show.  This year we have the new Truck N Shine which takes place at the VBISD learning center parking lot. In the pavilion 2 live bands will perform in the Pavilion: Double Strung and Johnny Apollo.   Later in the night there is a Teen Dance at the pavilion, along with Joe Wang & The Test Pilots performing at the Lions Club Beer Tent.

Sunday: There is a non denomination church service in the park, with kids Pedal Pull event in the afternoon. Music at the Pavilion with crooner Michael Hutchins, and classic rock band Black Ice.

Monday: The Labor Day Parade followed up with Pavilion music by Jeff Kasabucky and friends. The Duck Race in the afternoon and raffle.


pdf schedule of 2016 Lawrence Ox Roast and Homecoming :lawrence-ox-roast-2016

  • Friday Sept 2 - (pull down to view)
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  • Monday Sept 5 - (pull down to view)
  • Friday night Lawrence comes alive to celebrate the arrival of Ox Roast weekend.

  • Garage Sales going on throughout the Village on Saturday only

    8 am                          Watermelon Run/Walk – VBISD Conference Center
    9 am to 1 pm          Farmers Market – Great Lakes Grass performance at 10:30
    9 am                          Ox Roast Truck ‘N Shine – VanBuren Learning Center
    10 am – 2 pm        Classic Car Show
    10 am – 2:30 pm   Motorcycle Show – sponsored by 2 Orange Harleys
    10 am – 6 pm         Booths in the Park
    11:00 am                  Flag Raising Ceremony & Proclamations
    10:30 am – 4 pm  Children games
    Noon – 4 pm           Free Lawrence Ox Roast Express rides for kids of all ages
    Noon – 6 pm           Lawrence Lions Club Bingo – Lawrence Village Park
    Noon – 12 am         Lawrence Lions Beer Tent (5/3 Bank parking lot)
    Afternoon                Knightwinds Renaissance Group
    2 pm – 3:45 pm      Music – Double Strung – Park Pavilion
    4 pm – 5:30 pm      Music – Johnny Apollo – Park Pavilion
    6 pm                           Lawrence Alumni Dinner – VBISD Conference Center
    8 pm                           Music – Lawrence Lions Club Beer Tent Joe Wang & Test Pilots
    8:30 pm                     TEEN DANCE
    Dusk                           Lighted Truck Parade

  • 8 am  – Noon           Pancake Breakfast – Lawrence American Legion Hall

    11:00 am                    Sunday Service in the Park (nondenominational)
    10 am – 6 pm          Booths in the Park
    10:30 am – 4 pm    Children games
    11 am – Noon           Chalk the Walk – sponsored by Lawrence Branch Library
    Noon – 4 pm             Free Lawrence Ox Roast Express rides for kids of all ages
    Noon – 1 pm            Kids Pedal Pull registration
    Noon – 6 pm            Lawrence Lions Club Bingo – Lawrence Village Park
    Noon – 12:00 am     Lawrence Lions Beer Tent (5/3 Bank parking lot)
    12:15                           Magician Jim Merrills

    Afternoon                 Knightwinds Renaissance Group
    12:30 pm                  Winners of Chalk the Walk – must be present to win
    1:00 pm – Finish     Kids Pedal Pull followed by Sanction Pull-Car Races (rain or shine)
    2 pm – 3:30 pm      Music – Black Ice – Park Pavilion
    4 pm – 6 pm            Pre-sale for the Book Sale – upstairs in the historic Lawrence Townhall
    8 pm – 10 pm          Music –  Lions Club Beer Tent -5/3 Bank parking lot

  • 10 am  – 4 pm        Booths in the Park
    10 am  – 4 pm        Book Sale at Lawrence Branch Library upstairs in the historic Lawrence Townhall
    11 am                      Ox Roast Homecoming Parade
    10:30 am – 4 pm  Children games
    After Parade         Magician Jim Merrills
    After Parade – 4pm  Free Lawrence Ox Roast Express rides for kids of all ages
    Noon                       Lawrence Lions Beer Tent (5/3 Bank parking lot)
    Noon                       Lawrence United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner
    Noon – 6 pm         Lawrence Lions Club Bingo – Lawrence Village Park
    Afternoon              Knightwinds Renaissance Group
    Noon – 2 pm          Music – Jeff and Jim – Park Pavilion
    1:30 pm                Free Ox Roast Sandwiches at Lawrence American Legion Hall

    2:00pm                Duck Race – N Bridge on Paw Paw River

    3 pm                      Raffle Drawings


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

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

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