Oil Heritage Festival


2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Annual Oil Heritage Festival, proudly hosted by the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce. The festival honors the area’s rich heritage that resulted from the discovery of petroleum and the “oil boom” that occurred along Oil Creek in the mid-1800s. In that oil fueled the Industrial Revolution and the modernization of America’s transportation industry, our region is frequently referred to as “the valley that changed the world.”

The Annual Oil Heritage Festival, held on the 4th weekend of July each year, depicts our distinctive heritage by incorporating many heritage related events into one of Western Pennsylvania’s major festivals … a fun-filled festival draws thousands of visitors and guests to the region each year.

Volunteers from civic and social organizations help to sponsor wonderful events designed to provide fun and entertainment for people of all ages.

Visit us at Festival Headquarters for information, schedules, raffles, merchandise and more! Headquarters location will be updated as soon as possible!

Click on this link 2017 OHF Schedule to download the complete schedule

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2018 Forms and Applications:

Forms are posted as updated, so check back often.

Children’s Parade Form

Outstanding Porch Entry Form

Raft Race Registration Form

Ultimate Frisbee Registration Form

Arts & Craft Show Application

Home vendor Application

Publicity Sheet

OHF Advertising

Parade Registration Form Print & Mail

Online Parade Registration

Firefighters 5k

The following forms are for reference only and will updated for 2018 soon

2017 OHF Children’s Art Show Application

2017 OHF Young Adult Art Show Application

2017 OHF Adult Art Show Application

2017 OHF Photography Art Show Application

Car & Motorcycle Flyer

Some of these forms can be filled in directly and emailed to the appropriate contact person. However, if you have trouble filling the form please print it out and return it to the contact person indicated on the form or to the Chamber.

The Oil Heritage Festival Bike ‘n Brew will be on Saturday, July 21st (the weekend before OHF). Learn more at www.ohfbikenbrew.org.

Thanks to Youth Alternatives of Oil City for Organizing the Children’s FunFair, which will take place on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Central Avenue Plaza.



Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!


Gold Level Sponsors

King's Landscaping LogoOil City Moose Club  Logo

Henry B. Suhr Jr.

Samuel and Edith C Justus Charitable Trust




Silver Level Sponsors

Stubler Drive Thru LogoEagles Logo

Bronze Level Sponsors

Klapec Auto Body LogoUPMC LogoClarion University Venango Logo

Heritage Level Sponsors

Morrison Funeral Home, Inc.


Famoore’s Family Restaurant

Car Show Sponsors

Friedhabers Logo4 your car connection logoEagles LogoMoonlight Packaging logo        Northwest Bank Logo      Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union LogoCaldwell Printing Services New LogoOil City Moose Club Logo

Oakwood Heights

Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.    

Patron Sponsors

Barbara Crudo

Gunter Financial Group

H&R Block

Wilma Johnson

Lutz Radiator/Automotive

Robert M. Pilewski

Ron Shoup