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Welcome To DeWitt Ox Roast


On October 6th, 1945, Mrs. Earl Pierson, then assistant librarian, issued a request to every DeWitt Township organization to send two representatives to discuss the possibility of building a community center. 

A piece of property on West Washington Street had been generously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Rogerson for the purpose of building a library, but they were also agreeable to the construction of a combination library and community center.  The first donation was a pledge of $1,000 from Mr. And Mrs. Verne Walker.

All the local organizations agreed to raise money for this purpose making the vision a reality.   <read more>


 Participant Applications:
2016 Arts/Crafts Vendor Application.pdf
2016 Parade Entry Application.docx


News & Events


 Thursday, August 18th Events
Time Events
3:00pm – 8:00pm  Pot-of-Gold raffle ticket sales
4:00pm – 11:00pm  Carnival Midway (downtown)
7:00pm – 10:00pm  Redeemer United Methodist Church Worship Band
Friday, August 19th Events              
Time Events
2:00pm – 3:30pm   
3:00pm – 9:00pm Arts & Crafts Show & Sales 
3:00pm – 9:00pm  Pot-of-Gold Raffle ticket sales
4:00pm – 5:00pm   Ice Cream Eating Contest - Sponsored by Scoop-Doo's! Ice Cream (Main Stage)
4:00pm – 11:00pm  Carnival Midway (Downtown)
5:00pm   Bike Giveaway (Main Stage)
5:15pm – 6:00pm   Pie Eating Contest - Sponsored by Sweetie-Licious Bakery Café (Main Stage)
5:00pm – 9:00pm  Bingo – DeWitt Memorial Building (east side)
6:00pm – 7:00pm  Children's Ballet Theater (tentative)
6:00pm – 7:00pm  P J Weber - Magician  (Main Stage)
6:00pm – 9:00pm  Food Tent (Family Tree Café. Featuring the Original Ox Burger)
6:00pm – 11:30pm  Hungry Howie's Refreshment Tent
7:00pm – 11:00pm  Oxymorons
Saturday, August 20th Events 
Time Events
9:00am – 6:00pm  Arts & Crafts Show & Sales
10:00am – Noon  DeWitt Ox Roast Grand Parade (Grand Marshal TBD)
10:00am  Car Show Registration (Riverside Park)
11:00am – 3:00pm   Car Show - Steve Frederick (Riverside Park)
11:00am – 9:00pm  Food Tent (Family Tree Café. Featuring the Original Ox Burger)
11:00am – 9:00pm  Bingo – DeWitt Memorial Building (east side)
11:00am - 11:00pm  Carnival Midway (Downtown)
 Noon  Frog Jumping Contest Registration (Memorial Park)
12:30pm – 1:15pm   Irish Dance Company of Lansing (Main Stage)
1:15pm – 4:00pm
3:00pm  Children's Tractor Pull (Riverside Park)
4:00pm – 4:30pm   DeWitt High School Dance Team (Main Stage)
4:30pm – 5:00pm  Veronica Freel (Main Stage)
5:00pm – 5:30pm  MAIN STAGE - OPEN
5:00pm – 11:30pm  Hungry Howie's Refreshment Tent
6:00pm – 7:00pm  P J Weber - Magician (Main Stage)
7:00pm – 11:00pm  Nashville recording artist Angie Marie and the Jagwire Band (Main Stage)
10:00pm  Fireworks