Since 1902, the Lawson Picnic, sponsored by the Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen, has been a major annual event. As the years went on it grew and grew, and both railroads put on special trains to bring the crowds here from all of the surrounding counties. 11 in 1922, it was reported that there were two thousand cars in Lawson, and the crowd estimated at five thousand. This celebration has traditionally been held in the Rhodus Grove, west of town, or in the city park.
Picnic dates for 2020 are set for July 9, 10 and 11.
Watch for schedule of events, contest entry information, and sponsorship opportunities!