2021 Oil Heritage Festival Schedule

Find a printable PDF of the schedule here.


Henry & Beverly Suhr

Samuel Justus Charitable Trust


Find the Oil Heritage Festival Safety Plan here – with information about severe weather, sirens, and more.


Located at: 42 Seneca Street

• Wednesday: 6 – 9 PM
• Thursday: 12 – 4 PM
• Friday: 12 – 6 PM
• Saturday: 12 – 6 PM
• Sunday: 12 – 4 PM

*All event information is subject to change. Information will be added and updated as soon as possible.*

July 16 – 18

Annual Hop Homan & Chops Cunningham Memorial Softball Tournament
Hasson Heights and Mitchell Fields

July 17

FLEX Bike ‘n Brew
Curbside Pick-up & VIP options available, 3 – 6 PM, Courtyard outside of Venango Chamber
Get tickets here

Oil Heritage Raft Race
Henry’s Bend to Justus Park, 11 AM
Event cancelled if bad weather or high water
Sponsored by Henry’s Bend Community Chapel Association and Abe’s General Store

Pancake Breakfast
Henry’s Bend Chapel (1136 Henrys Bend Road)
Open to community and the Raft Racers! 9:30am – 10:45am.
*Donations will be accepted*

July 20

Music at the Museum: Pine Valley Boys
Venango Museum 7 PM
Brought to you by the Venango Museum

July 21

Elks Club Chicken Barbecue
Sycamore Street, 4 – 8 PM, $12

Venango County Humane Society Pet Show
Justus Park, Registration at 6 PM, Show 6:30 PM

Oil Heritage Art Show Reception & Grand Opening
National Transit Building 6 – 9 PM

Music on the Square: Max Schang’s Trio of Blues
Town Square 6 – 8 PM
Sponsored by Oil City Main Street Program

Youth Alternatives, Inc. Tiny Tots Contest
Children ages 1 – 3, Deadline to enter: Tuesday, July 20
Voting at Headquarters Wednesday – Friday until 4 PM
Winners will be announced Friday, July 23 in Justus Park at 6:45 PM before the evening concert

Oil City Farmer’s Market
Central Avenue Plaza  9 AM – 2 PM

Central Avenue Plaza 11 AM – 2 PM
Sponsored by the Oil City Library and Oil City Main Street

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Oil City Library Basement, 8:30 – 5 PM

City of Oil City Children’s Pool Party
James A. Nelles Memorial Pool, FREE
Ages 0-6 from 12-3 PM, Ages 7-12 from 3-6 PM

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Building, National Transit Annex & 42 Seneca St
12 – 4 PM

YWCA Spaghetti Supper
109 Central Ave., 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Take-out ONLY
Adults $10, Children 4 – 12 $5, 3 & Under FREE

Oil Heritage Festival Children’s Goodie Bags
Available for children ages pre-K through 6th grade, bag full of goodies & activities
Pick up: Oil City Library from 5 – 7 PM
Please note bags will be equitable but not identical. Hosted by Youth Alternatives, Inc.

Mostly Brass
Central Avenue Plaza  5 – 6 PM

FLEX Ice Cream Social
Central Avenue Plaza  6 – 8 PM

Evening Concert – Mitch Littler
Central Avenue Plaza 6 – 7 PM

Outstanding Front Porch Contest
Central Avenue Plaza, winners announced @ 7 PM

OHF Queen Crowning
Central Avenue Plaza  7:15 PM

Evening Concert – Echo Valley
Central Avenue Plaza  7:30 PM

Friends at the Library Book Sale
Oil City Library Basement, 8:30 – 5 PM

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Building, National Transit Annex & 42 Seneca St
12 – 6 PM

Youth Alternative’s Barrel Race
James A Nelles Swimming Pool   5 PM
$5 per ticket (barrel) or 3 for $10 
Tickets available at YA & Festival Headquarters

Concert in the Park
Love Minus Zero
Justus Park 5 – 7 PM

Concert in the Park
Lawyers, Guns & Money
Justus Park 7:00 – 10:30 PM
Brought to you by Heath Oil

*By proclamation of the City of Oil City – Saturday, July 24th has been declared Coach Pat Patterson Day!

Oil Heritage Artisan & Fine Craft Festival
Town Square  9 AM – 7 PM

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Oil City Library Basement, 9 – 3 PM

Old Fashioned Photo Shoot
42 Seneca Street   10 AM – 3 PM
$10 per 5×7, Costumes provided
Hosted by Bright Ideas Learning Center

Church Tours
• The tours will be held in two shifts starting at 1:00 and 2:30 PM, beginning with Second Presbyterian Church at 111 Reed Street.
• Churches include: Second Presbyterian, Christ Episcopal, Zion Lutheran, Trinity, and Calvary
• A brochure will be distributed at the tours. Organizers are encouraging each church to limit tour time to 20 to 30 minutes to wrap things up before the parade.

Bike Rodeo
Parking lot of new transportation hub, 11 AM registration
Sponsored by PennDOT, Lunch provided by R. Lee James

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Bldg, National Transit Annex & 42 Seneca St
12 – 6 PM

Oil Valley Disc Society Disc Golf Tournament
10th Annual, Hasson Park Course
Registration 7:45, Tee-off 9:00, Entry Fee $25

Ike’s Children’s Fishing Derby
Waltonia Park, Register by 8 AM, Derby 9 – 10:30 AM
Age groups 5/6, 7/8, 9-12 • Prizes awarded in each
Hosted by Oil City Chapter, Izaak Walton League of America

3rd Annual Jeep Cruise-In Meet and Greet
Central Avenue Plaza, 1 – 4 PM

You Sing It In The Plaza Karaoke
Central Avenue Plaza 1 – 4 PM

Community Picnic at Second Presbyterian Church
5 PM – while supplies last
Hot dogs, chips, water in side yard during parade!

Oil Heritage Festival Parade
The area’s largest parade!
Begins at Orange Street to Seneca Street 5 PM

Concert in the Park
The Clarks
Justus Park    7 PM – 10 PM
Brought to you by the City of Oil City

Fireworks Spectacular
Presented by Kellner Fireworks
Justus Park  10 PM

Oil Heritage Artisan & Fine Craft Festival
Town Square  11 AM – 4 PM

Old Fashioned Photo Shoot
42 Seneca Street   11 AM – 3 PM
$10 per 5×7 Costumes provided
Hosted by Bright Ideas Learning Center

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Building, National Transit Anne &, 42 Seneca St
12 – 4 PM

Elks Club Vendor Show
Oil City Elks Club 12 PM – 6 PM
Refreshments available. Free admission.

Oil Heritage Car & Motorcycle Cruise-In
Seneca Street  12 – 4 PM
$5 Entry, Free t-shirt to first 100 registrants

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Oil City High School football field, Registration at 2 PM
Ages 15 and up, $5 per person, teams will be made there
Be sure to bring a navy/royal blue and a white shirt




Clarion County Community Bank



First United National Bank

Good Hope Lutheran Church

Morrison Funeral Home

Oil City Housing Authority

Raymond James: First Street Financial – Sandra Young, Ashlee Goodman, Tom Ward

Reinsel Funeral Home and Crematory

Rotary Club or Oil City

UFP Parker, LLC

USA Choice Internet

Villa Italia Ristorante


Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Cranberry Mall

Edward Jones Investments Oil City

Franklin-Oil region Investments Oil City

Oil City Automotive

Rossbacher Insurance Group



Barb Crudo

Barr’s Insurance

Donald & Wilma Johnson

Dr. Robert M. Pilewski

First Presbyterian Church

Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union

Friends of the Oil City Library

Galaxy Federal Credit Union

Gates & Burns Realty

Gunter Financial Group of Raymond James

H & R Block

Klapec Auto Body

Lifelong Learning Programs

Oil City Vineyard Church

Ron & Pat Black

Stifel – Franklin