LAWRENCE OX ROAST & HOMECOMING 2014 - 30th Annual

Join us this Labor Day Weekend for the 30th Annual Ox Roast and Homecoming Festival! Held in our picturesque Village Park, Lawrence's signature annual event is fun for the whole family.

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

Also 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, music performances at the Pavilion.

Fun for all ages this Labor Day in Lawrence...See you there!

 
  Friday night:  Lawrence comes alive to celebrate the arrival of Ox Roast weekend.

Saturday: The fun continues Saturday in the park for The Classic car and Motorcycle Show, children's games, live entertainment, a local talent show, and a variety of booths to explore and food vendors from around the region.  Also, residents will hold yard sales throughout the Village on Saturday.

Sunday: Wake up early as the 5k and 15k Run/Walk kicks off in the park, followed by a Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion hall, and spend the afternoon in the shade watching the Pedal Pull in the park.

Monday: Monday wraps up the festival with our huge parade through the heart of Lawrence, so come early and get great seats. In the  afternoon we have theRubber Duck Race at the Paw Paw River bridge, followed up by the traditional performance of the Jeff and Jim.

 

Saturday  August 30, 2014                   Garage sales going on throughout Town on Saturday only
8 am - Noon           Lawrence DDA Estate Sale (107 W St Joseph St.)
8 am - 2 pm            Lawrence High School Rummage Sale - high school gymnasium, 650 W. St. Joseph St.  $1 adult admission, children free
9 am - 3 pm            Farmers' Market
10 am- 2:30 pm       Classic Car Show
10 am - 3 pm          Motorcycle Show - sponsored by 2 Orange Harleys
10 am - 6 pm          Booths in the Park
11 am                     Flag Raising Ceremony & Proclamations, "Great Lakes Grass" bluegrass performance at Farmers Market
10:30 am - 4 pm     Children games and face painting
Noon - 4 pm           Free Lawrence Ox Roast Express rides for 4 to 12 yr olds
Noon - 6 pm           Lawrence Lions Club Bingo in Lawrence Village Park
Noon - Midnight      Lawrence Lions Beer Tent (141 N . Paw Paw St.)
Afternoon              Knightwinds Renaissance Group
2 - 3:45 pm             Music   "The Old Bedford Mill Trio"  
4 pm - 7 pm           Talent Show
6 pm                      Lawrence Alumni Dinner at Van Buren Conference Center
8 pm                      Music "The Unknowns" at the Lawrence Lions Club Beer Tent 
9 - 11 p.m.             Jammin' with Jerry Teen Dance

 
Sunday  August 31, 2014
8 am - Noon           Pancake Breakfast atLawrence American Legion Hall building
8:30 am                  Sunday Service in the Park (non-denominational)
9 am                      Ox Roast 5K Walk  & 5K/15K Run
10 am - 6 pm          Booths in the Park
10:30am - 4 pm      Children games and face painting
11 am - Noon         Chalk the Walk  sponsored by Lawrence Branch Library
Noon - 4 pm           Free Lawrence Ox Roast Express rides for 4-to-12-year-olds
Noon - 1 pm           Kids Pedal Pull registration 
Noon - 6 pm           Lawrence Lions Club Bingo in Lawrence Village Park
Noon - Midnight      Lawrence Lions Beer Tent (141 N   Paw Paw St.)
Afternoon             Knightwinds Renaissance Group
12:30 pm                Winners of Chalk the Walk - must be present to win 
1 pm                      Kids Pedal Pull followed by Sanction Pull-Car Races (rain or shine)
4 - 6 pm                 Pre-sale for Book Sale upstairs in the historic Lawrence Town Hall
4:30 pm                  Michael Hutchins  - Chicago Jazz artist and Lawrence alumni
7 - 10 pm                Street Dance - The Unknowns 

 
Monday  September 1, 2014
9 am  - 6 pm              Booths in the Park
10am - 4 pm              Book Sale at Lawrence Branch Library upstairs in  historic Lawrence Town Hall
11 am                        Ox Roast and Homecoming Parade
10:30 am - 4 pm         Children games and face painting
After parade               Bucket Brigade
After Parade - 4 pm    Free Lawrence Ox Roast Express rides for 4-to-12-year-olds
Noon - 7 pm              Lawrence Lions Beer Tent (141 North Paw Paw St)
Noon                       Lawrence United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner
Noon - 6 pm               Lawrence Lions Club Bingo - Lawrence Village Park
Afternoon                 Knightwinds Renaissance Group
1:30 - 3:30 pm            Music "Jeff and Jim" 
1:30  pm                     Free Ox Roast Sandwiches at Lawrence American Legion Hall building
3 pm                          Duck Race
5 pm                          Raffle Drawings