Oil Heritage Festival

July 20-23, 2017, Downtown, Oil City

2016 Oil Heritage Festival Schedule

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2017 marks the 39th 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!

Bike ‘n Brew  July 15


2017 Forms and Applications:

Forms are posted as updated, so check back often.

Ultimate Frisbee Registration Form

Publicity Sheet 2017


Parade Registration Form 2016

Firefighters 5k 2016

Front Porch Decorating Contest

OHF  2016 Art Show Children’s Application

OHF 2016 Art Show Youth Application

OHF 2016 Art Show Main Show Application

Raft Race Registration Form 2016

Children’s Parade Form 2017

The Car & Motorcycle Cruise-In will return to Seneca Street in 2017. You can print the flyer here.                                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.

Thanks to Youth Alternatives of Oil City for Organizing the Children’s FunFair, which will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Central Avenue Plaza.

2016 Oil Heritage Festival Sponsors:

2016 OHF Sponsors

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