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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 Scoopy-Doo's! Ice Cream (Main Stage)
 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Carnival Midway (Downtown)
Bike Giveaway (Main Stage)
 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Bingo – DeWitt Memorial Building (east side)
 5:15pm – 6:00pm 
Pie Eating Contest
Sponsored by Sweetie-Licious Bakery Café (Main Stage)
 6:00pm – 7:00pm
 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Children's Ballet Theater (tentative)
 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Food Tent
 6:00pm – 11:30pm
Hungry Howie's Refreshment Tent
 7:00pm – 11:00pm
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)
Car Show Registration (Riverside Park)
 11:00am – 3:00pm
Car Show TBD (Riverside Park)
 11:00am – 9:00pm
Food Tent
 11:00am – 9:00pm
Bingo – DeWitt Memorial Building (east side)
 11:00am – 11:00pm
Carnival Midway (Downtown)
Frog Jumping Contest Registration (Memorial Park)
 12:30pm – 1:15pm 
Irish Dance Company of Lansing (Main Stage)
 2:00pm – 3:30pm
 3:00pm – 4:00pm               Hailey Wojcik     
 3:00pm                         Children's Tractor Pull (Riverside Park)
 4:00pm – 4:30pm       DeWitt High School Dance Team (Main Stage)
 4:30pm – 5:00pm

 5:00pm – 5:30pm

 5:00pm – 11:30pm      Hungry Howie's Refreshment Tent
 6:00pm – 7:00pm

 7:00pm – 11:00pm      Nashville recording artist Angie Marie
and the Jagwire Band (Main Stage)
 10:00pm                       Fireworks