Oil Heritage Festival

The dates for the 2015 Oil Heritage Festival are July 23-26th

2015 marks the 37th anniversary of the Annual Oil Heritage Festival, proudly sponsored 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 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.

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2015 Forms and Applications will be posted here when available:


2015 Food Vendor Form

Car Show Sponsorship Form 2015

Publicity Sheet 2015

Parade Registration Form 2015

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.


2014 Oil Heritage Festival Schedule:

(Click on image above for full schedule)

2014 Oil Heritage Festival Sponsors:

(sponsorship opportunity information available upon request, please call 814-676-8521, or email

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

Silver Sponsor
Stubler Drive-thru Beverages

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

Heritage Sponsors
Day’s Inn Conference Center Oil City
Christ Episcopal Church
DuBois Business College
Famoore’s Family Restaurant
H & R Block
Marc Maslov, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of NWPA
Morrison Funeral Home
PNC Bank of Oil City
Villa Italia Restorante

Thursday on the Plaza
Crawford & Fitch – Ear, Nose & Throat
First Presbyterian Church
First United National Bank
Franklin Oil Region Credit Union
Giant Eagle Oil City
Oil City Civic Center, Inc.
Oil City Rotary Club
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
USA Choice Internet

Car & Motorcycle Cruise In
Caldwell Printing Services
Culligan Water Conditioning
McFate & Merkel Law Office
Northwest Savings Bank
Oakwood Heights
Oil City Automotive

Barber’s Orchard
Barr’s Insurance, Inc.
Mayor Barb Crudo
Edward Jones Investments
First National Bank of PA
Donald & Wilma Johnson
Kay’s Smorgasbord
Lutz Radiator
Moonlight Packaging
Penn-Aire Aviation
Robert M. Pilewski
Ron & Alice Shoup