Oil Heritage Festival

The dates for the 2016 Oil Heritage Festival are July 21-24th

2015 Oil Heritage Festival Schedule

OHF Schedule Cover

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2016 marks the 38th 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 has a new location this year. It is located at 227 Seneca Street in Oil City, across the street from the Lyric Theatre. The hours are as follows:

Monday, July 20th, 9am – 7pm
Tuesday, July 21st through Friday, July 24th, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, July 25th, 9am – 7pm
Sunday, July 26th, 11am – 5pm

You can also find a booth with information and merchandise in Justus Park in the evenings during the festival. Those hours are:

Friday, July 24th, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday, July 25th, 6pm – 9pm
Sunday, July 26th, 5pm – 9pm

2016 Forms and Applications:

2016 food vendor letter and application

Publicity Sheet 2016

Forms will be updated as available

Children’s Parade Form 2015

Car Show Sponsorship Form 2015

Publicity Sheet 2016

Parade Registration Form 2015

Raft Race Form 2015

Children’s Parade Form 2015

Firefighters 5K Registration Form 2015

Ultimate Frisbee Registration Form 2015

Disc Golf Registration Form 2015

Outstanding Porch Entry Form 2015

2015 Young Adult Art Show App

2015 Childrens Art Show App

2015 Main Art Show App

Bench Press Competition Form

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.


2015 Oil Heritage Festival Sponsors:

(sponsorship opportunity information available upon request, please call 814-676-8521, or email dtawney@venangochamber.org)

Gold Level Sponsor
King’s Landscaping
Polish National Alliance Lodge 905
Henry & Beverly Suhr
VFW Post 464

Silver Sponsor
Stubler Drive-thru Beverages

Bronze Sponsor
Morrison Funeral Home
Samuel Justus Charitable Trust
St. Stephen Church
UPMC Northwest
Venango College of Clarion University

Heritage Sponsors
Day’s Inn Conference Center Oil City
Famoore’s Family Restaurant
H & R Block
PNC Bank of Oil City
Northwest Hospital Foundation
Villa Italia Ristorante

Thursday on the Plaza
Clarion County Community Bank
First Presbyterian Church
First United National Bank
Franklin Oil Region Credit Union
Giant Eagle Oil City
Northwest Savings Bank
Oil City Civic Center, Inc.
Oil City Rotary Club
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
USA Choice Internet
VFW Post 464

Car & Motorcycle Cruise In
Caldwell Printing Services
Moonlight Packaging
4 Your Car Connection
McFate & Merkel Law Office
Oakwood Heights
Oil City Automotive

Mayor Barb Crudo
First National Bank of PA
Donald & Wilma Johnson
Kay’s Smorgasbord
Lutz Radiator
Robert M. Pilewski
Ron & Alice Shoup