Ox Roasts

For over 60 years, Witmer Fire Protective Association has held Ox Roasts as a major fundraiser to fund our operations. We typically have 3 Ox Roasts per year, falling on the Second Saturday in February, Third, Fourth (Traditionally), or Fifth Saturday in April (Possible change due to Easter Holiday), and the Third Saturday in October.

Almost all food is made on site, and all meals are all-you-can-eat family style or drive-thru take-out. Our Ox Roasts are known the nation over for providing a good hearty meal to all those who come to enjoy it, along with the great camaraderie between friends or strangers. We have regular customers from across the street, as well as the states of PA, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New York, and beyond (Sometimes even Florida)! We even have people pick up an extra take-out or two to enjoy later!

Our menu includes:
Fresh, Slow Cooked Beef
Homemade Filling
Home Cooked Potatoes
Lancaster County Sweet Corn
Homemade Gravy
Locally Made Rolls & Butter
Cole Slaw
Locally Made Desserts
and More!

Many times, our friends and neighbors set up a benefit bake sale with homemade breads, pies, cakes, whoopie pies, cookies, jams, and jellies, just to name a few, that you can purchase and take home for your enjoyment (if they make it that far!).

Our Ox Roasts are great for families, destination clubs/groups, day trips, or lunch/dinner on a whim! Please be aware that a waiting time may be necessary, however seating is available during this period.

Ox Roast Dates for this year are as follows:

February 11, 2017
April 22, 2017
October 21, 2017

Prices are:

Adults – $15.00
Children ages 3-11 – $7.50

$15.00 per meal

If you would like to join our email or regular mailing lists to receive Ox Roast dates, reminders, and information, please send an email to oxroast@witmerfire.com, or sign our sign-up sheet at the next Ox Roast you attend. Your information will not be provided to anyone other than the Witmer Fire Protective Association.

We are located on Mount Sidney Road, between the Old Philadelphia Pike and Horseshoe Road. Our street address for mapping websites and GPS units is 455 Mount Sidney Road, Lancaster, PA 17602.

All proceeds from our Ox Roasts benefit Witmer Fire Protective Association and the purchase of our 2009 Pierce Arrow XT Engine/Tanker.

Thank you for your continued support and patronage!