Oil Heritage Festival Changes Planned in 2012

2011 was a great year for festivals at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce.  With the continued support of members, through sponsorship and volunteerism, Oil Heritage Festival and Cranberry Festivals were both successful in attracting crowds, who enjoyed family friendly entertainment. Believe it or not, Chamber staff and festival committees have met to begin planning for next year. A few changes are in store for both festivals.  This provides Chamber members and community members a perfect opportunity to get involved.

The most notable changes planned are during Oil Heritage Festival, with the consolidation of events on Thursday and shorter hours planned for Sunday. Thursday events will begin in the afternoon and will be focused on the Southside Business district and Central Avenue Plaza, where the 2012 OHF Queen will be crowned.  Friday and Saturday schedules will look much the same as any recent year, with the 2 day Artisan and Fine Crafts Fair, the 5:00 pm parade on Saturday and evening concerts in Justus Park.  The Car Cruise will be held on Sunday, on Seneca Street and will end at 5:00 PM.  The annual OHF Fireworks display will be held on Saturday night, at the conclusion of the concert in Justus Park.

Community members, organizations and businesses are encouraged to be involved in the planning and volunteer efforts of the festivals.  Would you like to learn more about how you can help out or have input on these and other  community events?  Contact the Chamber to get involved!

Mark your calendars for Oil Heritage Festival 2012 – July 26-29