Except for the carnival rides & games, part of the tractor pull events, and security, the booths & events are operated by St. Joseph volunteer families & friends. The Ox Roast Fair Committee is the primary planning & steering committee which coordinates the efforts of the Ox Roast Fair & guides the overall direction of the Fair.
Of course, that famous Ox Roast beef has always been a part of the Ox Roast Fair. Thirty-five hundred pounds of sirloin roasts are prepared in brick-lined pits which are heated several days before the fair with a constantly burning fire. The beef is prepared, wrapped in unbleached muslin & netting, and placed in the fiery coals, covered over, and cooked for several hours until done to perfection. The result is a delicious, slow-cooked beef sandwich or dinner that melts in your mouth!
Come out & enjoy this wonderful community event !!!