Photo by Irons Tourist Association

Irons Annual Flea Roast & Ox Market

June 23rd-26th, 2022

The Flea Roast and Ox Market is filled with family entertainment for all. Occurring annually in June and hosted by the Irons Area Tourist Association at Skinner Park in Irons, the festival is the group’s main fundraiser.

The four-day festival features amusement rides, live music performances, tournaments, kids games and contests, flea burger food tent, ox market (raffle and souvenir booths), parade and fireworks. 

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the event was canceled in 2021 but organizers are hopeful that the event can return in 2022.

Here’s the schedule of activities for the event:

Thursday

Free Admission/Free Parking

  • 3pm – Grand Parade, downtown Irons
  • 4pm – Opening Ceremonies at Skinner Park
  • 4:15pm – Live music by Daniel James in the Pavilion
  • 4:30pm – Ox Market, IATA Food Booth, Beer Tent, Souvenir Booth, Raffle Booth, & Amusement Rides Open
  • 7pm – Free Kids Penny Scramble at the Sandbox
  • 7:30pm – Kids Bike Raffle (Ages 10 and under) at the Raffle Booth
  • 8pm – Live music by Larry Bialik and the Ramblin’ Band in the Pavilion
  • 10pm – Raffle, food, & souvenir booths close, Ox Market closes
  • 12:30am – Skinner Park Closes

Friday

Free Admission/$10 Parking

  • 12pm – Ox Market, IATA Food Booth, Beer Tent, Souvenir Booth, Raffle Booth, & Anderson Midways Amusement Rides Open
  • 2pm – Kids Penny Scramble (Free) at the Sandbox
  • 3pm – Mini Horse Pulls at the Horse Corral 
  • 3:30pm – Live Music by Take 2 + 1 in the Pavilion
  • 6pm – Bean Bag (Cornhole) Tournament North of Buck Pole
  • 6:30pm – Kids Penny Scramble (Free) at the Sandbox
  • 7pm – Draft Horse Pulls at the Horse Corral
  • 7pm – Kids Bike Raffle (Ages 10 and under) at the Raffle Booth
  • 7:30pm – Live Country Music by The Union Guns Band at the Raffle Booth
  • 10pm – Raffle, food, & souvenir booths close, Ox Market closes
  • 12:30am – Skinner Park Closes

Saturday 

Free Admission/$15 Parking

  • 8:30am – Softball Tournament at the Softball Field
  • 9am – Registration for Horseshoe Tournament at the Ticket Booth
  • 10am – Ox Market, IATA Food Booth, Beer Tent, Souvenir Booth, & Raffle Booth Open
  • 10am – Horseshoe Tournament at S.W. Tall Pines
  • 11am- Anderson Midways Amusement Rides Open
  • 11am – Great Lakes Timber Show at the Buck Pole
  • 11am – Kids Scavenger Hunt begins at the Souvenir Booth, ends at 2:30pm
  • 12pm – Kids Penny Scramble (Free) at the Sandbox
  • 12-7:30pm – Flea Roast 5k Early Check-in/Late Registration at the Raffle Booth
  • 12:30pm – Kids Hoola Hoop Contest at the Souvenir Booth
  • 1pm – Kids Sack Race at Souvenir Booth
  • 1:30pm – Kids Bubble Gum Blowing Contest at the Souvenir Booth
  • 2pm – Arm Wrestling in the Pavilion
  • 2pm – Kids Egg Toss at the Souvenir Booth
  • 3pm – Great Lakes Timber Show at the Buck Pole
  • 3:30pm – Live Music by Daniel James in the Pavilion
  • 4pm – Bean Bag (Cornhole) Tournament, North of the Buck Pole
  • 5pm – Great Lakes Timber Show at the Buck Pole
  • 6:30pm – Kids Penny Scramble (Free) at the Sandbox
  • 8pm – Live Music by 5th Gear Band in the Pavilion
  • 10pm – Raffle, food, & souvenir booths close, Ox Market closes
  • Dusk – Fireworks
  • 1am- Skinner Park Closes

Sunday 

Free Admission/Free Parking

  • 8:30am – Classic Car Show Registration Begins st the Softball Field
  • 9am – Softball Tournament Finals at the Softball Field
  • 10am – Ox Market Opens
  • 10am-3pm – Classic Car Show at the East Grounds
  • 10am- Flea Roast 5k Check in at the Raffle Booth
  • 11am – Flea Roast 5k Run/Walk
  • 12pm – Anderson Midways Amusement Rides Opens
  • 12pm – IATA Food Booth, Beer Tent, & Souvenir Booth Open
  • 12pm – Live Music by Take 2 + 1 in the Pavilion
  • 2:30pm – Kids Penny Scramble (Free) at the Sandbox
  • 3pm – Super Raffle Drawing (Need not be present to win)
  • 3pm – Souvenir Booth Closes
  • 3:15pm – Classic Car Show Judging & Awards
  • 4pm – IATA Food Both & Ox Market Close
  • 4:05pm – Beer Tent Auction
For more information on the Flea Roast & Ox Market, please contact the event organizer:

Irons Area Tourist Assocation

5074 W. 10-1/2 Mile Rd.,
Irons, MI 49644

(231) 266-8101

flearoast.com