For over 70 years, Witmer Fire Protective Association has held Ox Roasts as a major fundraiser to fund our operations. We typically hold three Ox Roasts per year. 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 take-out only through our drive-thru lanes. Our Ox Roasts are known the nation over for providing a good hearty meal to all those who come to enjoy it. 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!)
Our menu includes:
- Slow Cooked Beef
- Homemade Filling
- Home Cooked Potatoes
- Lancaster County Sweet Corn
- Homemade Gravy
- Locally Made Rolls & Butter
- Cole Slaw
- Ice Cream
Our Ox Roasts are great for families, destination clubs/groups, day trips, or lunch/dinner on a whim!
Ox Roast Dates for 2023 are as follows:
- February 11, 2023
- April 22, 2023
- October 21, 2023
Drive-Thru opens at 11:00AM and runs until sold out.
*All Ox Roasts in 2023 will be TAKE OUT ONLY*
$18.00 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 email@example.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 the Witmer Fire Protective Association.
Thank you for your continued support and patronage!
*Due to continuously changing market prices for meat and other ingredients, the 2023 Ox Roast price is subject to change for the April 2023 and October 2023 Ox Roasts.