Oil Heritage Festival

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July 20-23, 2017, Downtown, Oil City


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!

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2017 Forms and Applications:

Forms are posted as updated, so check back often.

Home Vendor Application

Publicity Sheet 2017

2017 Artisan and Fine Arts Craft Show Application

(Arts & Craft Show will return to Seneca Street for 2017)

Firefighters 5k 2017

Children’s Parade Form 2017

Outstanding Porch Entry Form 2017

2017 Parade Registration Form

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

2017 Raft Race Registration Form

Ultimate Frisbee Registration 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 or to the Chamber.

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

The Oil Heritage Festival Bike ‘n Brew will be on Saturday, July 15 (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 20, 2017, in Central Avenue Plaza.

 2017 Schedule of Events







2017 Oil Heritage Festival Concerts

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